Film Screening and Discussion:

Ten Years of Terror

September 23, 2013 · 6:00-8:15PM

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Room 918

  • Brad Evans, Senior Lecturer in International Studies, Bristol University

Join director Brad Evans in a film screening of Ten Years of Terror which explores the impact of 9/11 and the subsequent political responses. The film screening was followed by a brief discussion.

About Ten Years of Terror

The Ten Years of Terror project was conceived by Brad Evans and Simon Critchley. Driven to offer a timely and critical frame on the anniversary of the events of September 11th 2001, the directors invited critical reflections from a number of celebrated scholars. The result was the production of a diverse archive of lectures and commentaries, along with an edited film which has been screened in numerous prestigious venues. While it was the directors intention to challenge the simple and reductionist approaches so often schooled when dealing with the complexities of political violence, the sentiment underwriting this initiative was nevertheless uniform. As Brad and Simon wrote, “While the attacks themselves were certainly abhorrent and criminal, our response over the past decade represents nothing short of a profound failure of the political imagination”.

About Brad Evans

Brad Evans is founder/director of the Histories of Violence project. A Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK, he continues to lecture around the world on questions of global political and philosophical importance. Brad is currently a visiting fellow at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, New York (2013-14). He is a listed contributor for the Guardian Newspaper’s Comment is Free, and regularly writes and features in prominent new sources such as BBC 4. Brad sits on the editorial boards for a number of reputable international academic journals in the fields of political philosophy. He also serves as a consultant on violence to a number of cultural organisations. He is currently a member of the Global Insecurities Centre (University of Bristol); serving board member for the Centre for Scholarship in the Public Interest (McMaster University, Ontario); founding member of the Society for the Study of Bio-Political Futures (Syracuse University, NY); and honorary associate of the Zygmunt Bauman Institute (The University of Leeds).

This event is part of the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought programming.