How Radicalization Happens: A Discussion on Terrorism and Crime in Our World with Maria Zuppello

How Radicalization Happens: A Discussion on Terrorism and Crime in Our World with Maria Zuppello


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How and why do people become criminal terrorists? What events occur in their lives that lead them to the terrorist path? How is radicalization a societal problem with a deep-rooted history? In a more unusual conversation, we’ll focus on the theme of terrorism - and the psychology behind it - through an analysis of three key figures: Osama Bin Laden, El Chapo, and Anders Breivik.

We’ll begin with a discussion of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world. Osama bin Laden’s father was a Saudi billionaire from Yemen and owner of the construction company, Saudi Binladin Group. We’ll discuss his roots, the eventual development of al-Qaeda, and the planned 9/11 attacks.

We’ll then move to the region of Sinaloa in Mexico to examine Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, one of the most powerful drug traffickers in history. Born into extreme poverty, El Chapo came to dominate the Mexican underworld through his Sinaloa Cartel, and with him drug violence turned into terrorism. 

Our final exploration will take us to Norway, where we will end with the far-right terrorist Anders Breivik. Anders summarizes all the characteristics of the lone wolf. We’ll discuss the events leading up to the unimaginable massacre in 2011 where he murdered 77 people, 69 of which were attending the Workers' Youth League summer camp on the island of Utøya.

Led by investigative journalist and expert of the crime-terror nexus, Maria Zuppello, this thought-provoking seminar will explore how and why people become criminal terrorists. Participants will come away with an increased understanding of the dynamics behind radicalization and terrorism.

With more the 25 years of reporting under her belt, Maria Zuppello’s investigative work has covered major assignments like the 2002 Antarctica Italian expedition with a personal invitation of Nobel Prize Carlo Rubbia, interviews with Nobel Prize John Nash and Professor Oliver Sacks, and the coverage of the political and social issues in Brazil before, during, and after the Dilma Rousseff impeachment. She was the first reporter in the world to denounce for The Guardian the role of the Port of Santos in Brazil as a crucial place for Italian mafia ‘ndrangheta. She was admitted to the Pulitzer prize competition in 2015 for her investigative report on the asbestos trade in Brazil published on The Guardian. Since 2016 she has been covering the nexus between organized crime and terrorism in South America becoming one of the most important experts in this topic. She wrote a book on it “Jihad ai Tropici: il patto tra terrorismo islamico e crimine organizzato transazionale”, foreword by Emanuele Ottolenghi, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy (FDD), Washington. During the Covid quarantine she launched a Youtube web series, “The crime-terror connection”, bringing to the viewers the leading experts in the field of terrorism and organized crime. Her interviews have been mentioned in the American Enterprise Institute website.

This conversation is not suitable for children under age 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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