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Podcast: Responding to Extreme Events

In this week’s episode, we explore how the public and governments respond to extreme events. We’re bringing you two exclusive interviews with two of our own experts from the Department of War Studies. Dr Julia Pearce is a social psychologist in the Department of War Studies and an expert on risk communication. Her research interests include risk perception, risk and crisis communication, public health behaviour, social identity, social representations and moral panic. Dr David Parker is a...

Duration: 00:19:31

Podcast: The Issue of Radicalisation

In light of the recent attacks in the UK, Dr Shiraz Maher and Dr Nina Musgrave comment on the issues of radicalisation and counterterrorism. Dr Maher is a lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and Deputy Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. Dr Nina Musgrave acts as Assistant Director at the Centre for Defence Studies. She is also the course tutor for the MA module on National Security in the Department of...

Duration: 00:06:50

Professor Joseph Nye: “I’m much more worried about the rise of Trump than the rise of China”

Event recording from 6th of June 2017 Inaugural Annual Lecture with Guest Speaker Professor Joseph Nye, with introduction by Dr Neville Bolt, Director of the King's Centre for Strategic Communications. Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Duration: 00:50:46

Dr Patricia Lewis: How to Think About the Future of Peace

Event recording from 19th of May 2017 Dr Patricia M Lewis is the Research Director, International Security at Chatham House. Her former posts include Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Residence at the Center for Non-proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies; Director of UNIDIR; and Director of VERTIC in London. Dr Lewis served on the 2004-6 WMD Commission chaired by Dr Hans Blix; the 2010-2011 Advisory Panel on Future Priorities of the OPCW chaired by...

Duration: 00:56:02

Sir Lawrence Freedman: How to Think About the Future of War

Event recording from 18th of May 2017 Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College London since 1982, and Vice-Principal since 2003. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of...

Duration: 01:07:46

Podcast: PhD Conference

In this week’s episode, we’re bringing you exclusive interviews with participants at this year’s School of Security Studies PhD Conference. The two day conference was intended to provide an opportunity for PhD students from KCL’s War Studies and Defence Studies Departments to present on their current research and hear about the work of their peers, in a rigorous but friendly academic environment. UPCOMING EVENTS AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON WAR ZONE FREELANCE EXHIBITION LAUNCH In the lead up...

Duration: 00:09:15

Podcast: Rebel Law

In this week’s episode, we’re bringing you an interview with War Studies alumni Dr Frank Ledwidge. Dr Ledwidge is currently a lecturer at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and author of three books. His latest book is called ‘Rebel Law: Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict’. In this interview, Dr. Ledwidge reflects on his time at King’s College London, his career, and his latest book ‘Rebel Law’ and argues that dispute resolution is part of any society. UPCOMING EVENTS AT...

Duration: 00:19:13

Event: Passchendaele - A New History

Event recording from 04/05/2017 PASSCHENDAELE - A NEW HISTORY Speaker: Dr Nick Lloyd Chair: Professor Bill Philpott Hosted by the Sir Michael Howard Centre The Sir Michael Howard Centre: smhc@kcl.ac.uk Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy...

Duration: 00:40:12

Student Insight on War & Japan Concert

Two of our undergraduate students, Mariam Japaridze and Celia Pannetier report on the recent classical concert, War & Japan: A musical journey. Interspersed with excerpts of music, they comment on the relevance of the repertoire, interview the musicians and explain why the Department of War Studies is engaging with the arts. This podcast formed part of their module on New media, new wars and new journalism within their International Relations BA Programme convened by Dr. Peter Busch. The...

Duration: 00:07:09

Podcast: Studying Art and War

In this week’s episode, we’re bringing you a special feature with Dr Lola Frost speaking about the value of studying art in war studies. According to her, studying art is important in war studies because art can convey knowledge in a way that is not accessible to the social sciences. Dr Frost is an artist and a visiting research fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her career as an artist spans nearly four decades working and exhibiting in South Africa and in...

Duration: 00:15:13

Podcast: Risk and Terror

In this week’s episode, we explore how the public should understand and respond to risk. Dr Brooke Rogers explains how risk is understood from a practitioners point of view and how the public’s understanding may differ. In addition, Dr Rogers elaborates on the rationale behind public transport campaigns, such as ‘Run! Hide! Tell!’ and ‘See it! Say it! Sorted.’, and how these campaigns contribute to protecting public spaces. Dr Brooke Rogers is a Reader in Risk and Terror in the Department...

Duration: 00:20:58

Event: State Of Rebellion - Violence And Intervention In The Central African Republic

Event recording from 10/04/2017 STATE OF REBELLION: VIOLENCE AND INTERVENTION IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Speaker: Louisa Lombard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale. Chair: Dr Kieran Mitton, War Studies, KCL. A joint event of the Africa Research Group and the 'Approaches to Understanding Violence Seminar Series' of the Conflict, Security & Development Research Group. Join Professor Louisa Lombard as she discusses her new book 'State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in...

Duration: 00:45:10

Event: Learned From The Russian Hack: The New Era of Political Warfare

Event recording from 14/03/2017 LEARNED FROM THE RUSSIAN HACK: THE NEW ERA OF POLITICAL WARFARE Speaker: Dr Brandon Valeriano, Cardiff University. Brandon Valeriano (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University) has published dozens of articles and book chapters in such outlets as the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, and International Studies Review. His two most recent books are Cyber War versus Cyber Reality at Oxford University Press (2015) and Russian...

Duration: 00:46:22

Podcast special: The Attack in Westminster

On Wednesday 22 March an attack was carried out on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament where five people have died, including a police officer and the attacker. John Gearson, Professor for National Security Studies at King's College London shares his assessment about Wednesday’s event.

Duration: 00:08:53

Podcast: Lord Ricketts on the Practice of National Security

Inaugural Lecture:The Practice of National Security Joining us this week: This years inaugural lecture on the Practice of National security was run by Lord Peter Ricketts who spoke about the establishment of the UK National Security Council in 2010, as well as his appointment as the first National Security Advisor and the emergence of a national security approach in the United Kingdom. Professor of National Security Studies, and Director of the Centre for Defence Studies in the Department...

Duration: 00:13:13

Podcast: International Women's Day

Will you #BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017 and beyond by taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women? Joining us this week: In the first interview, we speak to Dr Brooke Rogers, the first psychologist at the Department of War Studies and chair of the Behavioural Science Expert Group for the cabinet, with main research areas focussing on resilience, protecting crowded spaces and behavioural science. In the following interviews, we speak to...

Duration: 00:23:56

Event: Where do Violent Norms Come From? Organisation, Power, and Space in Civil War

Event recording from 13/02/2017 Speaker: Dr Zoe Marks, Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer), Centre of African Studies and Co-Director, Global Development Academy, University of Edinburgh. Chair: Dr Kieran Mitton, CSDRG, War Studies, King's College London. Abstract: Guerrilla war requires careful coordination between rebel groups and the local population. Yet, many groups fighting for liberation and power to the people instead attack and oppress the people. In this paper, I demonstrate that the...

Duration: 01:10:43

Event: The Geopolitics Of American Empire: A View From The 1940s

Event recording from 07/02/2017 at King's College London. The Geopolitics of American Empire: A view from the 1940s Speaker: Dr Or Rosenboim, University of Cambridge Did visions of empire shape the rise of the United States to world power? In this presentation, Or Rosenboim discusses the history of Geopolitics in the United States and sheds light on two main figures in the field: Owen Lattimore and Nicholas J. Spykman. In the 1940s, both promoted the study of Geopolitics as central to...

Duration: 00:39:01

Podcast: Music, War, and Propaganda

In this podcast, we’re bringing you two exclusive interviews. In the first interview (0-16:37), Lisa Ueda and Daniele Rinaldo, both prize-winning solo musicians, talk about where their passion for music began and elaborated on how they believe the wars of the 20th century have influenced composers in France and Japan. As a duo, they have toured the world and performed in some of the most prestigious locations. On March 4th, they are going to perform a special repertoire at the East Asian...

Duration: 00:34:30

Podcast: MA in Arms Control & Security Studies

Professor Wyn Bowen the new head for the school of Security studies at King’s College talks about what the new school is about. Joined by Dr Heather Williams who talks about the new Masters degree in Arms Control, a joint programme between war studies and defence studies and the first MA programme in the new school of Security studies. Events: Where Do Violent Norms Come From? Organisation, Power and Space in Civil War 13th February 2017 (12:30-14:00) War Studies Meeting Room (K. 6.07) Dr...

Duration: 00:11:07

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