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Global Jihad: A Brief History | In Person

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How has jihad, a Muslim religious imperative to struggle in the path of God, come to preoccupy governments around the world? Dr. Glenn E. Robinson provides a comprehensive and accessible account of the evolution of political jihad since it came to global prominence in the 1980s. He sketches four waves of jihadi activity: the international call to expel the Soviets from Afghanistan during the 1980s; the anti-American focus of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda; the rejection by the so-called Islamic State of the international system; and, the proliferation of “lone wolf” actions fueled by radicalization on the Internet. Join us for a provocative analysis of one of the most important political movements of the last half-century.


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Thursday, Apr. 13 *1:00 - 2:30pm* (1 session)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. Seats are limited.


Glenn E. Robinson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School and is also affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. He has authored or co-authored four books on Middle East politics as well as over 150 journal articles, book chapters, reports, and conference papers. His most recent book, "Global Jihad: A Brief History," was named by both "Foreign Affairs" and "Foreign Policy" as a "Best Book of 2021."