On May 9th, 2017, the Center hosted a conversation with Gilles Kepel and Robert F. Worth.
Gilles Kepel is a Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po and Director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Program at Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University. Dr. Kepel is the author of numerous books, includingJihad: The Trial of Political Islam, The War for Muslim Minds, Islam and the West, and Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East.
Robert F. Worth spent fourteen years as a correspondent for the New York Times, and was the paper's Beirut bureau chief from 2007 to 2011. He is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New York Review of Books. He is the author of A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS.
About Terror in France:
In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafés and restaurants, and the national sports stadium. On Bastille Day in 2016, an ISIS sympathizer drove a truck into crowds of vacationers at the beaches of Nice, and two weeks later an elderly French priest was murdered during morning Mass by two ISIS militants. Terror in France is Gilles Kepel's explosive account of the radicalization of a segment of Muslim youth that led to those attacks--and of the failure of governments in France and across Europe to address it.