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The Regular Seminar "Migration Studies". Bartolomeo Conti (EHESS, Paris)“Genesis, functioning and dismantling of a French jihadist group”

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On May 21, 2018 at 16:00 a session will be held of the regular seminar “Migration studies”organized by the Higher School of Economics Institute of Social Policy and Center for Franco-Russian Studies : Bartolomeo Conti (EHESS, Paris)“Genesis, functioning and dismantling of a French jihadist group”

Through the case study of a particular jihadist group - the so-called Cannes-Torcy network - this seminar will address the reasons and complex mechanisms related to why and how young French people, who are quite “banal”, become radicalized. It will also address what factors interact in this process and how these interactions are articulated as part of the young people's trajectories to radicalization. The case study will enable us to address critical issues such as: the relationship between different profiles, interactions between leaders and followers, and the intersections between psychological, political, social and religious dimensions of ideological violence. But this group also tells us a lot about the Islam of these young people too, including the relationship they have with the tradition of Islam associated with earlier generations, how they diverge from the Islam of their forefathers to slip into or simply to flirt with jihadist violence - sometimes for a brief period of their life, and sometimes for long enough to die.

The “Migration studies” Seminar (Higher School of Economics) is designed as a platform for presentations of their academic research by scholars engaged in migration studies, as well as for discussion between experts. The seminar is focused on an interdisciplinary approach and brings together specialists from various fields: economists, sociologists, geographers, historians, and anthropologists dealing with relevant issues. The seminar is open for all those interested in migration studies, as well as the academic community.

The seminar will be held in French with a translation into Russian

Information about the seminar may be found on the website https://isp.hse.ru/migrissled

Location: Myasnitskaya ul., 20, room. 101

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Should you require a pass for the HSE building, please register your desire to participate before 12.00 on May 21, 2018, via email: mig.seminar2016@yandex.ru