Monday, November 16, 2020
6:30PM - 7:30PM
A live streamed event.
Join SPA Associate Professor Tricia Bacon as she moderates a discussion with Aaron Zelin, Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a visiting research scholar in the Department of Politics at Brandeis University. Zelin’s new book, Your Sons Are at Your Service, examines the history of Tunisian involvement in the jihadi movement. Topics will include the allure of jihadism to Tunisians following the 2011 revolution in a country with very little history of terrorist violence within its borders.
Dr. Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a Visiting Research Scholar at Brandeis University, and an Associate Fellow of the Global Network on Extremism and Terrorism for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. He is author of the new book Your Sons Are At Your Service: Tunisia’s Missionaries of Jihad (Columbia University Press). Zelin is also the founder of the widely acclaimed and cited website Jihadology.net and its podcast JihadPod. Zelin’s research focuses on Sunni Arab jihadi groups in North Africa and Syria as well as the trend of foreign fighting, online jihadism, and jihadi governance.