The Politics of Islamic Militancy


WHEN March 27, 2017
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Since the 1920s the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has promoted the formal interpretation of Islam in the Kingdom, commonly referred to as Salafism or Wahhabism, through its missionary efforts abroad. However, Salafism is also the religious doctrine to which many Sunni militants subscribe. As a result, some political pundits and the media have frequently linked Saudi Arabia's missionary activity with the rise of Islamic militancy. This lecture explores the alleged connection and questions its veracity.

  • Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, Princeton University
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Join our events mailing lists

Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.

Join The Arts Center events mailing list Join The Institute events mailing list Join The Art Gallery events mailing list Join The StartAD events mailing list