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'Rethinking the War on Terror' is topic, April 8-9

"Rethinking the War on Terror" will be the topic for this year's Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs Friday and Saturday, April 8-9.

The colloquium, sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, will bring together leading practitioners, academics and policy-makers from a range of disciplines, backgrounds and countries to Robertson Hall to take stock not only of how the war on terrorism has been waged since Sept. 11, but of the concept itself.

Participants will look at issues such as: whether the war is against al-Qaeda or against terrorism itself, replacing Communism as the enemy of the age; what kind of institutional structures are best suited to fighting global networks of terrorists; and what is the appropriate balance between civil liberties and security precautions.

Featured speakers will include: Hanan Ashrawi, secretary-general of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy; Anthony Zinni, former commander of the U.S. Central Command; and Giora Eiland, Israeli national security adviser.

The colloquium will aim to produce both frameworks of analysis and specific recommendations of direct use to policy-makers. A report will be distributed to key stakeholders following the event.

A complete schedule and other colloquium information is available online.

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