Olivier Roy to speak on terrorism at Institut Francais

Olivier Roy, Joint Chair RSCAS and Chair in Mediterranean Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) will participate in a panel discussion, Unis contre le terrorisme (united against terrorism), at the Institut Francais in Florence on Friday this week. The panel will discuss the threat posed by global jihadism as well as steps which could […]

What is the driving force behind jihadist terrorism?

This week Professor Olivier Roy, Chair of the SPS Department at the EUI, gave a speech at the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Autumn Conference explaining the motivations behind radical Islamism today.  Roy outlines the common patterns which define the process of Islamic radicalisation in western European societies. A core theme in his argument is that Islamic radicalisation must be understood as an individual phenomenon […]