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Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: the future of the Middle East

LSE IDEAS Philippe Romas Chair Inaugural lecture

9/11 set off a major conflict between the United States and Al Qaeda. How and why did the Bush administration define the issue of terrorism in terms of a 'war on terror' and with what consequences for the stability of a region containing 60% of the world's oil reserves and several of America's more important global allies?

Gilles Kepel is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2009-10. Professor Kepel is best known for his books on the Middle East and North Africa, and for his work on Islamism, including Islamism in Europe.


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Discussant: Professor Michael Cox | talks | www


Date and Time:

13 October 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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