The World after Charlie


with Alain Gresh, Houria Bouteldja, Gideon Levy & Marte Michelet

Monday 2. March 2015, 19:00 until 20:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

The terrorist attacks in Copenhagen and Paris are the most recent results of the increasing polarisation between the West and the Muslim world. What are the connections – if any – between the tragic attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, and events such as the occupation of Iraq, the ongoing war in Syria, the development of ISIS and the Israeli occupation? What do the terrorists’ backgrounds tell us about why they attack Jewish communities? What should be done to prevent both future terrorist attacks and growing anti-Semitism and Islamophobia? Are there ways to reduce the polarisation between Muslim communities in Europe and the majority population, on the one hand, and between the West and Muslim countries, on the other? Former editor of Le Monde Diplomatique and one of France’s leading commentators on the Middle East Alain Gresh, activist and writer Houria Bouteldja, and Gideon Levy, a journalist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, meet for a conversation led by Norwegian writer and journalist Marte Michelet.