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Discussion: “Rebranding Terrorism: ISIS” with Rasha Al-Aqeedi (Newlines Institute)

April 8, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


The Islamic State of Iraq was created in 2006 and evolved 8 years later to the Islamic State, taking over large swarths of land in Iraq and Syria. What was the inspiration? What were the goals? How did they execute their aims? And what is the connection with Al Qaeda? Join us for a discussion with Rasha Al-Aqeedi, Senior Analyst and Head of the Nonstate Actors program in the Human Security Unit at the Newlines Institute. Al-Aqeedi has served as a fellow researcher at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.


Moderated by Noor Ghazi, Lecturer in the UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense. Contact information: Noor Ghazi. Email:


Zoom Meeting ID: 7069249296


Co-sponsored by the UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.


UNC-Chapel Hill


April 8, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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