Event

'Jails and Jihadists: Deradicalization in French Prisons' at Davidson College

A warder patrolling a cell block at Fresnes, one of France’s biggest jails, during a visit I made earlier this month. Image by Christopher de Bellaigue. France, 2016.

A warder patrolling a cell block at Fresnes, one of France’s biggest jails, during a visit I made earlier this month. Image by Christopher de Bellaigue. France, 2016.

Monday, October 03, 2016 - 7:00PM

On Monday October 3, 2016,, the Dean Rusk International Studies Program at Davidson College in partnership with the Pulitzer Center hosts journalist Christopher de Bellaigue for "Jails and Jihad: Deradicalization in French Prisons."

De Bellaigue's talk is part of a three-day visit to Davidson College, a partner in the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium network of more than 20 colleges and universities. The Campus Consortium initiative is a core component of the Pulitzer Center’s effort to create awareness campaigns around global systemic issues that affect us all.

In addition to his main talk on Monday, October 3, de Bellaigue will meet with students and faculty for informal sessions and during classes that range from the politics of the Middle East and Northern Africa to the subject of religion and violence. His Pulitzer Center-supported projects included reporting on deradicalization programs in French prisons and the aftermath of the coup in Turkey.

De Bellaigue was born in London to an Anglo-French family and grew up in the United Kingdom. Between 1995 and 2007 he lived in New Delhi, Ankara, and Tehran, writing for The Economist, The New York Review of Books, Harper's, and other publications before taking a visiting fellowship at St. Antony’s College Oxford.

He is a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and a contributor to The Guardian. His award-winning books include "In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: a Memoir of Iran" and "Rebel Land: Among Turkey's Forgotten Peoples." His latest book, due out in 2017, is "The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times."


Christopher de Bellaigue - "Jails and Jihad: Deradicalization in French Prisons"
Monday, October 03, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Davidson College
Alvarez College Union
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room
Davidson, NC 28035