The Global War on Terror in the neighborhood 


The Global War on Terror in the neighborhood 

9/11: 20 years after
Why is there a tendency to blame particular neighbourhoods for terrorist violence? With anthropologist Dr Luuk Slooter.

Since the 9/11 attacks, poor neighbourhoods on the edges of European cities have often been portrayed as breeding grounds for terrorism. How accurate are these accusations? Anthropologist Dr Luuk Slooter (UU) critically reflects on the tendency to blame particular neighbourhoods for terrorist violence. What consequences does it have for its inhabitants?

In collaboration with Platform Contesting Governance (Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe) and Institutions for Open Societies).

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Wednesday December 8 2021 (20:00-21:30)
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9/11: 20 years after

Was it indeed a turning point in history, as is often said? And if so, to whom?