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Seminar - Open to the Public

Loyalty or Disavowal: Explaining Affiliation and Defection of Al-Qa’ida Allies to Islamic State

Thu., Apr. 13, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

Speaker: Christopher Anzalone, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Drawing on collected jihadi-insurgent primary source materials and group histories, this seminar examines the organizational and local dynamics at play within regional Sunni jihadi-insurgent organizations to explain why and when there have been defections and shifts in loyalty from Al-Qa'ida and its regional affiliates to Islamic State.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.