Professor Alan Krueger: What Makes a Terrorist
Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University (25 May 2016)

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Given the rise in radicalisation in the region, especially in the past year, when we saw an unprecedented number of mainstream educated, young individuals signing up to fight for the ISIS cause, terrorism has become a major concern. There is so much we want to know about what makes individuals embark on gratuitous kiling of innocent people: why seemingly normal individuals would be prepared to kill themselves in the process. In his book, What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism (2007), Professor Alan Krueger argues that contrary to the assumption that terrorists come from impoverished, uneducated environments, they often have a middle-class, college-educated background. For an in-depth discussion on the psychological motivation and the economics of terrorism, come for U@live with Professor Alan Krueger.



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25 May 2016
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Venue: The Auditorium
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