Osama Bin Laden’s greatest fear was not capture or death, but the exposure of al-Qaeda’s secrets. In this webinar Nelly Lahoud presents her main findings from her recently published book – The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, Its leader, and His Family.

Dr. Lahoud dives into Bin Laden’s files and reveals Bin Laden plans for future attacks, al-Qaeda’s hostility toward countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan and first-hand accounts of al-Qaeda from 9/11 until the elimination of Bin Laden in 2011.

This webinar is led by Thomas Hegghammer and hosted by the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime.

The webinar will be held on the platform Microsoft Teams and lasts from 15:00 to 16:00. By registering at the top of this page, you will receive a separate email a day before the event with a link to the live stream.

Nelly Lahoud is a senior fellow in New America's International Security program. Dr. Lahoud’s research has focused on the evolution and ideology of al-Qa'ida (AQ) and the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS/ISIL). She has also published on women's role in AQ and ISIS and the use of anashid (a capella) by these two groups in their media output. She has a Ph.D. from the Research School of Social Sciences — Australian National University. Her book, The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about Al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family, is forthcoming with Yale University Press, April 2022.