Book Talk - I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Date: 

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building, Nye A (5th floor)

The Carr Center is delighted to host The Washington Post’s Souad Mehkennet to discuss her new book, “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad.”

Souad will discuss her quest to shed light on the radicalization of young Muslims, starting in the German neighborhoods from which the 9/11 plotters emerged, to the Iraqi neighborhoods where Sunnis and Shia turned against one another. 

In writing the book, she gained unprecedented access to the world’s most dangerous terrorist operates, including members of ISIS, Al Qaaeda, and the Taliban.