Cyril Foster Lecture 2018: The New New Civil Wars | University of Oxford

Cyril Foster Lecture 2018: The New New Civil Wars

Speaker
Professor Barbara F. Walter
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Venue
Department of Politics and International Relations
Manor Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3UQ
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

There's a new trend in civil wars. After declining in the 1990s, the number of active civil wars has almost tripled since 2003. This increase is likely partly the result of the new and evolving information and communication (ICT) environment. We now live in a world of social networking and cloud computing where anyone with a smartphone can easily produce and disseminate material from almost anywhere on the globe. This lecture will outline the five big ways the internet is likely to change political protest and violence around the world and what countries like the UK can do about it.

The lecture is open to all and is free to attend. A drinks reception will follow.