Speaker: Professor Philip Bobbitt
Chair: Professor Sarah Worthington
This event was recorded on 3 June 2008 in the Old Theatre, Old Building

The threat of terrorism is now part of the landscape of daily lives all over the world, yet we have hardly begun to think properly about it. In his new book Terror and Consent and in this lecture Professor Bobbitt argues that we are fighting these wars with weapons and concepts which though useful to us in previous conflicts have now been superseded. He aims to provide a fundamental rethinking of most generally accepted ideas about terror in the modern world – what it is, how it operates and above all how it can be frustrated.
This event marks the launch of Philip Bobbitt’s new book Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century (Penguin, May 29 2008)

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