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Terror in France

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A Conversation with Gilles Kepel and Mark Lilla
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00pm

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

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A Conversation with Gilles Kepel and Mark Lilla

“[Terror in France] is the most essential book to read about France today. . . . Gilles Kepel’s important book is the best account we have of all the factors and events that helped create the current situation.”—Mark Lilla, New York Review of Books

Mark Lilla and Gilles Kepel will discuss Kepel’s Terror in France, an explosive account of the radicalization of a segment of Muslim youth that led to those attacks—and of the failure of governments in France and across Europe to address it.
In Terror in France (Princeton University), Kepel shows how the attacks perpetred by ISIS on November 13 in Paris, on Bastille Day in Nice represent a paroxysm of violence that has long been building.

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.


Gilles Kepel is professor of political science at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. His books include Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East, The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West, and Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam.

Mark Lilla, Professor of Humanities, specializes in intellectual history, with a particular focus on Western political and religious thought. Before moving to Columbia in 2007 he taught in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and at New York University. A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, he is the author of The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001),and G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1993).
He has also edited T
he Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001) with Ronald Dworkin and Robert Silvers, and The Public Face of Architecture (1987) with Nathan Glazer.
He is currently writing a book titled
Ignorance and Bliss, and another on the history of the idea of conversion.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00pm

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

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