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Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel
Chair: Professor Michael Cox

Recorded on 13 October 2009 at Old Theatre, Old Building

9/11 set off a major conflict between the United States and Al Qaeda. How and why did the Bush administration define the issue of terrorism in terms of a 'war on terror' and with what consequences for the stability of a region containing 60% of the world's oil reserves and several of America's more important global allies?

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