Jails and Jihadists: Deradicalization in French Prisons by Christopher de Bellaigue

Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room
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Sawicki, Meg E

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in 1971 in London to an Anglo-French family, and grew up in the U.K. Between 1995 and 2007 he lived in New Delhi, Ankara, and Tehran, writing for The Economist, The New York Review of Books, Harper's, and other publications before taking a visiting fellowship at St. Antony’s College Oxford. 

He is a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and a contributor to the The Guardian. His award-winning books include In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: a Memoir of Iran, Rebel Land: Among Turkey's Forgotten Peoples, and Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic-Anglo-American Coup

He is currently working on a book about the transformation of Middle Eastern civilization by modern ideas–an Islamic "enlightenment." 

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