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Book Launch: A Theory of Isis: Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order

 

With Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, author of "A Theory of Isis: Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order"

How should ISIS be theorized? Where was the violence of the Islamic State born, what meaning did it carry, and where did it head? Ultimately, what impact has the transnational armed group had on contemporary international history and how should social sciences account for it? Arguing that dominant accounts of the radical Islamist group have been characteristically under-theorized and overly descriptive, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou articulates in his new book A Theory of ISIS – Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order (University of Chicago Press and Pluto Press, 2018), an original perspective on the genesis, nature, and trajectory of the Islamic State historicizing it in relation to colonialism, modernity, and globalization.


Date: 13th February 2018

Time: 12.00 - 3.00pm

Venue: War Studies meeting room, King’s College London



Chair: Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin
Vice President/Vice-Principal (International) King’s College London
Prof. ‘Funmi is a Professor of Security, Leadership & Development and the Founding Director of the African Leadership Centre (ALC)

 

About the Author: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou is Professor of International History and Chair of the International History Department at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Previously the Associate Director of the Programme on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University, he also teaches at the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author of Iraq and the Second Gulf War – State-building and Regime Security (2002), Contre-Croisade – Le 11 Septembre et le Retournement du Monde (2004), Understanding Al Qaeda – Changing War and Global Politics (2011), and co-editor of Democratization in the 21st Century (2016).

February 13th, 2018 12:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
War Studies meeting room, King’s College London
London, LON
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7848 1984
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