In a fully packed hall, the Henriette van Lynden lecture ‘Jihad on Our Doorstep: Inside the Minds of Jihadis in Syria and Iraq’ by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held on Thursday, 25 September 2014 in de Rode Hoed, Amsterdam.
Eye-witness report from the frontline by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad [0:7:00]
Discussion on the appeal of IS to foreign fighters by Shiraz Maher [0:22:15]
Implications for Western foreign policy by prof. Edwin Bakker [0:37:36]
Panel discussion on Western foreign policy, moderated by Ernesto Braam [0:53:15]
Audience Q&A moderated by Ernesto Braam [1:02:40]
Mr. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
Iraqi journalist with the Guardian, who has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya. He has been taken hostage by the Taliban. He is also a photographer for Getty Images and his photographs have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, among others.
Dhr. Shiraz Maher
Expert on radicalisation at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King’s College London. As a former extremist, he is currently researching the development of Salafi-jihadi ideology, and jihadist organisations in the broader Middle East.
Prof. Edwin Bakker
Director of the Centre for Terrorism & Counterterrorism and professor at the University of Leiden. As a renowned terrorism expert, prof. Bakker regularly appears in the media, such as Nieuwsuur and Pauw&Witteman.
Mr. Ernesto Braam
Strategic policy advisor at the North Africa and Middle East department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.