Deciphering the Notion of “Uzbek Terrorists”

15 November, 2017 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Voesar Conference Room (412 Q)
1957 E st NW Washington
DC 20052

with Alisher Siddique, Director of RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service

In 2017, four terrorist attacks were carried out by Uzbek citizens or people of Uzbek origin in several Western cities. Contrary to the media discourse, Uzbekistan is not a hotbed of terrorism, nor does it “export terrorists.” However, many Uzbek nationals leave Uzbekistan for work, becoming labor migrants. How and why did some Uzbek migrants get radicalized in different contexts–the U.S., Europe, and Russia? How does the evolving political climate in Uzbekistan change the state’s relationship to Islam? What are some possible answers to the challenge of migration integration?

In partnership with RFE/RL

Light lunch will be served


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