Hudson Institute’s Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World held a luncheon seminar on
Sunni Radicalism and the Current Crisis in Lebanon
Friday, April 13, 2007
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Dr. Rougier discussed the spectrum of radical Sunni movements in Lebanon, their ideologies, and their reactions to recent events—including the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in 2005 and last summer’s war between Israel and the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah. In addition, he will discuss how radical Sunni groups think about and prioritize their conflicts with their many declared enemies—the Syrian regime, the Shia as a whole, and the West. Dr. Rougier will also assess how Sunni radicals have affected the current political crisis between the Siniora government and Hezbollah.
Dr. Rougier is an assistant professor of political science at the Université d'Auvergne in France, and a researcher at Sciences-Po in Paris. He has spent more than five years in Lebanon and over a decade in the Middle East as a researcher for the French Institute for the Middle East (IFPO). Dr. Rougier is the author, most recently, of Everyday Jihad: The Rise of Radical Islam Among Palestinians in Lebanon (Harvard University Press), an in-depth study about the spread of jihadist networks in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Room
1015 15th St, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005