Making Sense of ISIS - The Islamic State and Changing Geostrategic Dynamics

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On 30 september 2014, the GCTAT will be taking part in a debate on the following topic :
 
 

 

Public Discussion: "Making Sense of ISIS - The Islamic State and Changing Geostrategic Dynamics"

 

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Speakers:

Ms Souad Mekhennet

Associate Fellow to the GCSP, columnist at The Washington Post, Newsweek, 

The Daily Beast and correspondent for ZDF

Mr Jean-Paul Rouiller

Director, Geneva Centre for Training and Analysis of Terrorism, Switzerland

  

Chair:

Dr Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

 Deputy Director and Academic Dean, GCSP

Visiting Professor, Graduate Institute

 

Tuesday 30 September 2014

13:00 - 14:30

 

Within a year of its formation as a breakaway group from Al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and al Shaam (ISIS) has become the primary radical Islamist Salafi group worldwide. The recent push of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and its global threats, followed by a counter terrorism operation from the Obama administration, profoundly alters the geostrategic dynamics not only on a regional but on a global level.

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is delighted to invite you to a public discussion that will bring together two experts on the region to provide their views on the impact of ISIS on security in Iraq, Syria, other parts of the Levant and the globe.

Ms Souad Mekhennet, currently Associate Fellow to the Regional Development Programme at the GCSP, columnist for among others The Washington Post and the German TV channel ZDF and selected as young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014, will discuss with Mr Jean-Paul Rouiller, Director of the Geneva Centre for Training and Analysis of Terrorism, the recent events and their effects for future geostrategic developments.

 

Registration & original invitation to be found here