In the wake of the 13th November terrorist attacks on Paris, this Durham Castle Special Event asks key questions about the implications of what President Hollande has called ‘an act of war’.
How did we get here? What is the wider context, and how do these events fit with the post-9/11 wars? And what happens after? In this interactive lecture, Professors David Held and Anoush Ehteshami will analyse the significance and implications of the terrorism in Paris in the context of the war in Syria, the rise of the so-called ‘Islamic State’, and the increasing pressure on civil liberties across the West.