The Journey of the Foreign Fighter

A seminar with associate professor Lars Gule, Oslo Metropolitan University.

Lars Gule

© Sonja Balci, OsloMet


This seminar was recorded. Watch the video here.


Based on information from international research and the trials of foreign fighters from Norway, Dr. Gule will give a lecture summarizing what we know of the motives of foreign fighters who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, how they were received there, their assignments in the Islamic state, and their eventual return to countries of origin.

Lars Gule is is associate professor in the Department of International Studies and Interpreting at Oslo Metropolitan University. He took his doctorate at the University of Bergen (2003), where he also studied Middle Eastern history and Islamic political thinking.

Published Sep. 8, 2020 10:52 AM - Last modified Sep. 15, 2020 10:14 AM