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Thomas hegghammer
Thomas Hegghammer
Azadeh-moaveni
Azadeh Moaveni

What Draws People to Global Jihad?

Thomas Hegghammer and Azadeh Moaveni

Saturday, 4 April 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Political scientist Professor Thomas Hegghammer and Middle East correspondent Azadeh Moaveni look at the origins of global jihad and what draws people to join Islamic terrorist movements. Both Hegghammer and Moaveni have researched and written widely on global jihad.

In his latest book, The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad, Hegghammer looks at the life of Palestinian cleric, Abdallah Azzam, who led the mobilisation of Arab fighters to Afghanistan in the 1980s and played a central role in internationalising the jihadi movement. Hegghammer is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian defence research establishment (FFI) and adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Oslo University and author of Jihad in Saudi Arabia and editor of Jihadi Culture.

Moaveni’s Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Widows of Isis looks at the recent stories of women who left their comfortable lives in Europe and elsewhere to join Islamic State. What made these young urban women, some with university degrees, head off to Islamic State and what does it tell us about terrorism? Moaveni is one of few American correspondents allowed to work continuously in Iran since 1999. She is author of Lipstick Jihad and co-author of Iran Awakening.

An FT Weekend at the Bodleian event.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd