The rationality of terror

With distinct brutality and cunning organisation, the Islamic State has taken the international community by storm, inciting explicit and paranoid responses from the world's major powers. Also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the organisation claims religious authority over all Muslims worldwide as a modern-day Caliphate. Their tactics are vicious but calculated, and show complete disregard for the global norms and conventions that regulate international relations.

Woroni has assembled a panel of distinguished and accomplished individuals in various fields of expertise to discuss the social, religious, legal and security issues surrounding the Islamic State. The conflict is nebulous by its very nature, and so the objective of this panel discussion is to dispel myths and provide answers to complex questions.

***This is a ticketed event. Tickets available through Eventbrite: bit.ly/anuisisforum

The Panel:

Mr Kevin Boreham â€" ANU College of Law
Professor Amin Saikal â€" ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies
Dr Mathew Davies â€" ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Andrew Carr â€" ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
Professor Clive Williams â€" ANU College of Law
Ms Amne Alrifai â€" Blogger at 'Unveiled Thought'