Recorded Global Jihad: A Brief History

10 Nov 2021


*promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

In this virtual book talk by Professor Glenn E. Robinson, our distinguished guest talks about his newly published book Global Jihad: A Brief History. In this book, Robinsons develops a compelling and provocative argument about this violent political movement's evolution. Global Jihad tells the story of four distinct jihadi waves, each with its own program for achieving a global end: whether a Jihadi International to liberate Muslim lands from foreign occupation; al-Qa'ida's call to drive the United States out of the Muslim world; ISIS using "jihadi cool" to recruit followers; or leaderless efforts of stochastic terror to "keep the dream alive." Robinson connects the rise of global jihad to other "movements of rage" such as the Nazi Brownshirts, White supremacists, Khmer Rouge, and Boko Haram. Ultimately, he shows that while global jihad has posed a low strategic threat, it has instigated an outsized reaction from the United States and other Western nations.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (All day)