You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Jihadism Through an Insider’s Eyes
Dr. Tawfik Hamid
Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Tuesday, February 16
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization Jamaa Islameia JI (of Egypt) with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri who later became the second in command of Al-Qaeda. After being radicalized in the JI (approximately thirty-five years ago), he had an awakening of his human conscience, recognized the threat of Radical Islam, and started to teach modern peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts.
Dr. Hamid is the author of Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works; Why It Should Terrify Us; How to Defeat It.
Dr. Hamid has appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and C-SPAN, and his articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, VOA, France 24, RT (Russia Today), and the Jerusalem Post. Dr. Hamid’s comments have also appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, the National Journal, and Wired magazine.
Currently Dr. Hamid MD, MLit (Edu) is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS).