[Hum_Calendar_Events] TODAY April 13 - Thomas Hegghammer - Arab-Afghans, Jihad, and the Roots of 9/11

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Arab-Afghans, Jihad, and the Roots of 9/11



A lecture by Thomas Hegghammer; fellow, Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University


Tuesday, April 13, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
UCLA

Thomas Hegghammer is an academic specializing in the study of violent
Islamism. He is currently a member of the Institute for Advanced Study
in Princeton, an associate at Harvard Kennedy School and a senior
research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) in
Oslo. He holds a PhD in political science from Sciences-Po in Paris and
an MA and MPhil in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University. A
fluent Arabic speaker, Dr. Hegghammer has conducted extensive field
research in the Middle East. 
                                                             
Dr. Hegghammer's research focuses on jihadi ideology, jihadism on the
Arabian Peninsula and the history of the foreign fighter phenomenon. He
is the author of the book "Jihad in Saudi Arabia"(Cambridge University
Press, 2010) and the co-author of al-Qaida in its own words (Harvard
University Press, 2008). He is currently working on a book about the
jihadi ideologue Abdallah Azzam and Arab involvement in the 1980s war in
Afghanistan.
Thomas Hegghammer also edits Jihadica, a blog devoted to the analysis of
jihadi websites (a Technorati top 100 blog in world politics).

Co-sponsored with the UCLA History Department

________________________________

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

For more information, contact:

Johanna Romero, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Tel: (310) 825-1455
cnes at international.ucla.edu

http://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes




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