The Roots of Radicalization: Lebanese and French Youth
Freie Universität Berlin, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin, Lecture Hall E
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:00 – 18:00
Speaker: Marie Kortam, associate researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO – Beirut)
Chair: Cilja Harders, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics , FU Berlin
Marie Kortam’s study seeks to understand the mechanisms of Islamist radicalization in Lebanon and France. It is based on the trajectories of three jihadist, now active in the Syrian revolution, and supplemented by an in-depth contextual analysis of Lebanon and France’s integration politics. The study helps to better understand what is meant by buzzwords such as “space of jihadist (fighter)” and “revolutionary”.
About the speaker
Dr. Marie Kortam is an associate researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO – Beirut) and a member of Arab Council for Social Sci-ences. She is currently a Dahrendorf Forum visiting fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Paris-Diderot. In her research she focuses on “globalized violence” based on a different fieldwork in Lebanon and France. She developed a comparative research project, examining increasingly segregated spaces, reconfigurations and practices of violence. She is the author of two books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on Palestinian refugees, violence, conflicts, ine-qualities, identities, radicalization process, and segregation.