All ARD News News February 22, 2022

McGill Scholar Studies Links Between Labor Remittances and Militant Organizations in Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Khalid Mustafa Medani, Associate Professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies at McGill University, who discussed his latest book – Black Markets and Militants: Informal Networks in the Middle East and Africa (Cambridge University Press 2021).
Khalid Mustafa Medani

In a talk hosted by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy on February 22, 2022, Khalid Mustafa Medani, Associate Professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies at McGill University, discussed his latest book Black Markets and Militants: Informal Networks in the Middle East and Africa (Cambridge University Press 2021).

During the event, co-sponsored by Stanford’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for African Studies, Medani explained why youth are attracted to militant organizations, examining the specific role economic globalization, in the form of outmigration and expatriate remittance inflows, plays in determining how and why militant activists emerge.

You can purchase the book online, and watch a recording of the event below: