The 9/11 Wars: Looking Back, Moving Forward | The Quincy Institute

Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America has finally ended the war in Afghanistan — but many of the leaders, ideas, and incentives that sustained our failed nation-building project remain. On Friday, September 10th, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft brings together government officials, journalists, and foreign policy experts for a series of virtual discussions about the two decades of American militarism that 9/11 spurred. Join us as we explore what lessons, if any, America has learned from #The911Wars and how we can avoid repeating the same costly mistakes. TOPIC 1: Will the Failure in Afghanistan Change U.S. Foreign Policy? America’s shifting foreign policy consensus and the future of global engagement Andrew Bacevich — President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft Anne-Marie Slaughter — CEO, New America Peter Beinart — Editor-At-Large, Jewish Currents Moderated by Trita Parsi, Executive-Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft TOPIC 2: Could the War Possibly Have Been Won? How twenty years of failed counterinsurgency paved the road to the Kabul airport Azmat Khan — Assistant Professo