ISIS in the West

The Western Foreign Fighters Flow to Syria and Iraq

When

November 17, 2015

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Where

New America

740 15th Street NW, Suite 900

Washington, DC 20005

As the authorities in France and around the world investigate those behind Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, New America's International Security Program is releasing a major study that sheds new light on the kind of person who decides to join jihadist terror organizations from the West. The findings are both troubling and surprising, as ISIS recruits from Europe and the U.S. are younger and more tech-savvy than previous terror recruits. Further, more women are joining than joined earlier Islamist terror groups, including al Qaeda.

Join New America's International Security Program to discuss the results of the study and what it means for the future of the global fight against terrorism

Join the conversation online using #ForeignFighters and following @NatSecNAF.

Participants:

Peter Bergen
Director, International Security Program, New America

Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Chief Executive Officer, Valens Global

Douglas Ollivant
Senior Future of War Fellow, New America

Courtney Schuster
Program Associate, International Security Program, New America

David Sterman
Senior Program Associate, International Security Program, New America