From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Zeeman Building, Room MS.05, Warwick University
After the deadly attacks in Paris, Beirut and Tunisia and the bombing of a Russian plane over Egypt, experts in international security and Middle East affairs will discuss the factors shaping the emergence of ‘Islamic State’ and how the group can be combatted. What are the origins and aims of the group? Why has it spread so quickly? What is its relationship to al--‐Qaeda? Is Western military action the solution? Speakers:
• Richard Aldrich, Professor of International Security, Department of Politics & International Studies
• Nicola Pratt, Reader of the International Politics of the Middle East, Department of Politics & International Studies
• Dina Rezk, Lecturer in Middle Eastern History, University of Reading
• Jennifer Philippa Eggert, PhD student in conflict and security, Department of Politics & International Studies
All welcome, free entrance, no registration necessary.