Remembering a Tragedy: Using the Ten-Year Anniversary of 9/11 in the Classroom

July/August 2011 EHL Newsletter Excerpt

Ten years ago, the U.S. was victim to attacks which killed thousands and affected millions. The attacks themselves and the War on Terror which followed brought the role of civilians and the actions of the military to the forefront of discussions on how the military should respond to and capture terrorists.

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we are reminded of the need to reflect on the impact of these attacks and the perceptions of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). A recent survey by the American Red Cross revealed that nearly 60% of American youth believe that torture is tolerable, and over half think that killing enemy prisoners in retaliation is acceptable.

Additional Newsletter Content

  • Developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • 2011 Summer Institute for Educators.
  • Success in the Field: Teaching IHL on Campus.
  • World Humanitarian Day.
  • American Red Cross Survey Featured at USIP Panel.
  • 235 Years of Independence: A Humanitarian Legacy.
  • Upcoming Workshops