Monday 04 May, 19:30

War and the Islamic State

Lecture by Patrick Cockburn

What is the Islamic State and what kind of threat does it pose to world stability? What are its origins? What are its aspirations? Patrick Cockburn, one of the world’s leading experts on the Middle East conflict, will speak about the key factors of this upheaval which is now affecting many parts of the world.

Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, and author of The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution (published in Spanish as Isis. El retorno de la Yihad (Ariel, 2015).

Presented by: Judit Carrera, head of the Centre for Documentation and Debate at the CCCB.

 «Ideas and the world» is a series of lectures organised by Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera (Catalonia-La Pedrera Foundation) and CCCB.