What are the intellectual tenets of terrorism? Are there any? Is there any point to understanding ‘why’ someone carries out a terrorist act and labels it as part of a ‘jihad’? These questions will be examined in a tour of jihadist history and intellectual thought.

Join us for a lecture with Dr. Prem Mahadevan (Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich) followed by an open Q&A session.

Dr. Prem Mahadevan is a senior researcher with the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich. He specializes in the study of intelligence and sub-state conflict, and is responsible at the CSS for tracking jihadist terrorism and geopolitical trends in the Indo-Pacific and Western-Central Europe.