Welcome to AmericasPurpose.org. This website has grown out of the dramatic success of a major national policy forum on terrorism held on September 6-7, 2005 in Washington, DC. Our hope has been that this mega-conference – and now follow-on policy program – on terrorism, security, and America’s purpose in the world would trigger an ongoing conversation about the right mix of policy responses that assure both prosperity and security in the global system. It is the view of those who have organized this meeting and project that America’s early response to terrorism was too uni-dimensional. Now is the time to learn from what has worked, and what not, and to move towards more comprehensive strategies.
Upcoming / Recent Events:Weighing the Uniqueness of the Bush Administrationís National Security Policy: Boon or Danger to American Democracy?
19 October 2005, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Al Qaeda’s Shia-Sunni Problem: New Developments on the Terrorism Front
10 October 2005, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Beyond Bullets: Economic Strategies in the Fight Against Terrorism
21 September 2005, The Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC