The Al-Qaeda Era: the fourth Gilles Kepel conference
Institutional Communication Service
20 November 2017
The fourth in the series of the Middle East Mediterranean public lectures held by renowned French political scientist and arabist Prof. Gilles Kepel will take place on Thursday, November 23, at 6:30PM at the USI Lugano campus Auditorium.
In the fourth conference of the series “Inside the Mem”, Professor Gilles Kepel will speak about the second phase of Jihad. Regarded as the Al-Qaeda Era, it was marked by a series of terroristic attacks in the West that radically changed the face and the geography of terrorism.
The Inside the MEM series of lectures, which will be held on a regular basis until May 2018, will focus on several topics, such as the clash between global powers in the complex game of regional politics, the impact of crude oil and natural gas prices on the stability in the region, the effects of all this on migration, and the Jihadist presence in Europe.
The public lectures series is one of the activities organised by the Middle East Mediterranean Freethinking Platform (MEM), the new platform of discussion on the Middle East Mediterranean created by USI to encourage a critical and participative look at the events that are transforming this region and shaping the European continent.