Event - 8 September: "ISIS: The State of Terror." A Discussion with J.M. Berger
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University is pleased to invite you to an evening with J.M. Berger for a discussion of his latest book ISIS: the State of Terror.
Berger, one of North America's leading experts on violent extremism, will talk about ISIS’ online recruitment strategies and the genesis of their propaganda narrative. This is a timely discussion relevant to policy students, professionals working in the military, police forces, international relations and diplomacy. A non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and founder of Intelwire, Mr. Berger’s expertise on the history, evolution and reach of ISIS, was acknowledged by both the U.S. Senate and the Canadian Senate. U.S. Senate National Security Committee and the Canadian Senate Committee on National Security and Defence invited him to provide testimony in an effort to find solutions to tackle extremism earlier this year.
The Washington Post’s account on his book reads: “Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger’s new book, “ISIS,” should be required reading for every politician and policymaker…Their smart, granular analysis is a bracing antidote to both facile dismissals and wild exaggerations….Stern and Berger offer a nuanced and readable account of the ideological and organizational origins of the group.”
Mike Walker, former undersecretary and acting secretary of the United States Army, commented: “Stern and Berger pull back the curtain to expose facts and myths about the violent Salafi apocalyptic cult calling itself the Islamic State. A must-read.”
Don't miss this event if you would like to know more about how extremists attract youth from all over the world and how we can prevent it!
The discussion and book signing will take place at Concordia’s Hall Building, room H-1220 (12th floor - TBC), from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. A cocktail reception will follow from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at Concordia’s EV Building 11th floor lounge. Please note that there is a $10 fee to attend the cocktail reception.
Registration is required due to limited space (location to be confirmed). REGISTER
The event is organized in collaboration with Harper Collins Canada Ltd, the Canadian International Council, Concordia's department of Theological Studies and Political Science Graduate Student Association of Concordia.