Following the success of its May conference on “Coronavirus: where is medical research at? What are the economic consequences?”, the Monaco Méditerranée Foundation (MMF) has announced the second free event in its series for Monday, October 25.
Professor Gilles Kepel, University Professor at the University of Paris Sciences et Lettres) Holder of the Middle East Mediterranean Chair at the Ecole Normale Supérieure will lead a discussion on “From the Middle East to jihadism in Europe.”
The French political scientist and Arabist specializing in the contemporary Middle East and Muslims in the West is a published author. The New York Times described his book Away from Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West (Columbia University Press, 2020) as “an excellent primer for anyone wanting to get up to speed on the region.”
Published in February of this year, his essay le Prophète et la Pandémie/du Moyen-Orient au jihadisme d'atmosphère topped the best-seller lists and is currently being translated into English and a half-dozen languages. Additionally, his excerpt The Murder of Samuel Paty can be found in Liberties Volume Number 3 (Spring 2021).
Entry is free but attendees must register in advance via the Monaco Méditerranée Foundation website.
The French-language evening begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Salle des Arts at One Monte-Carlo and is sponsored by J.B. Pastor & Fils, Jutheau Husson, SBM and Monaco Asset Management.
Founded in 2004 by Enrico Braggiotti, MMF aims to promote the image of Monaco and holds a spot in the cultural and intellectual life of the Principality.