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Book talk| Islam, Securitization, and U.S. Foreign Policy
Islam has been an issue of discussion in US politics. How do we talk about Islam, its place and relationship within the context of U.S. security? How does the language we use to describe Islam influence the way we imagine it? How is Islam constructed as a security issue? These and similar questions will be discussed in this event. Different issues are securitized at different levels, and Islam, like communism, was securitized on a global level that is called the “systematic securitization”, which is a longer campaign that involves many more actors. American politics had once securitized communism, race, WMD, and now Islam. This securitization is done through the association of Islam with security words in speeches of foreign policy and national security. This event discusses US foreign policy, international security studies, democracy promotion, the war on terror, and Islam. Not only does discourse have a big effect on foreign policy but also on the country’s image abroad. The analysis of how Islam was securitized shows how discourse can polarize the globe, determine policies, and affect international security.

Apr 27, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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