Carnegie Mellon University

Amarnath Amarasingam - "Making Hijrah: Understanding the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon"

Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:45-5:45pm, Margaret Morrison 103

Amarnath Amarasingam is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a Fellow at The George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, and Co-Directs a study of Western foreign fighters based at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Pain, Pride, and Politics: Sri Lankan Tamil Activism in Canada (2015). His research interests are in radicalization, terrorism, diaspora politics, post-war reconstruction, and the sociology of religion. He is the editor of Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War (2016), The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News (2011) and Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal (2010). He is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, has presented papers at over 80 national and international conferences, and has written for Foreign Affairs, Vice News, Al-Jazeera English, War on the Rocks, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. Follow him on Twitter at: @AmarAmarasingam.

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