CEP Webinar: "Atmospheric Jihadism And The New Middle East Fault Lines..." with Dr. Gilles Kepel

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

On April 28, 2021, CEP hosted the webinar "Atmospheric Jihadism And The New Middle East Fault Lines – The Next Generation Of Terror" with Dr. Gilles Kepel.

Dr. Kepel joined CEP London-based Advisor Liam Duffy to discuss his recent book of essays The Prophet and the Pandemic / From the Middle East to Atmosphere Jihadism as part of a wider conversation on Jihadism and recent developments in the Middle East.

Dr. Kepel’s latest publication has just been released in French, topping the best-seller lists, and is now being translated into English and six other languages. An excerpt from this essay, The Murder of Samuel Paty, will be published in the spring issue of Liberties Journal (April 27, 2021).

Gilles Kepel is a tenured professor at Paris Sciences et Lettres University and chairs the Middle East and Mediterranean Excellence Program at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris. He also gives classes at Sciences Po Paris and is Professore Aggregato at the University of Italian Switzerland. Dr. Kepel has authored more than 20 academic books on contemporary Islam, the Arab World, and Muslims in Europe, translated into numerous languages.

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Liam Duffy, CEP Advisor. Liam is a regular contributor for UnHerd and has written for The Spectator, The Times Educational Supplement, The Daily Express, The Jewish Chronicle, and CapX on extremism. He authored CEP’s recent report, Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide, which you can access here: https://bit.ly/3rTc4oH

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