Chair: Dr Craig Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East and Deputy Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, King’s College London
Co-Convenor: Pauline Zerla, PhD student, Department of War Studies
Speaker: Hassan Hassan, Director, Nonstate Actors Program, Center for Global Policy
The Department of War Studies invite you to a webinar as part of our Understanding Violence seminar series.
Our project at King's examines violent and peaceful behaviours in conflict contexts, with a focus on trauma. Our research project asks, “Why are some people more susceptible to violent behaviour than others?”
Hassan Hassan is a director of the Non-state Actors and Geopolitics program at the Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on militant movements, nonviolent extremism, and geopolitics in the Middle East. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic, Foreign Policy and The Guardian.
He is the author, with Michael Weiss, of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. His internationally acclaimed 2015 book was a New York Times bestseller, and was selected as one of the Times of London’s best books of 2015 and as one of the Wall Street Journal’s top 10 books on terrorism.
He testified before Congress on extremism, and has frequently advised senior policymakers in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He frequently conducts training courses for military personnel and diplomats specializing or operating in the Middle East, on subjects such as tribes and Salafi-jihadism.
A native of eastern Syria, Hassan received a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Nottingham. He is also a senior non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington DC.
He was previously an associate fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Program in London and a research associate at the Delma Institute in the United Arab Emirates.