From the 'CNN-effect' to the 'YouTube-effect', and as the production of terror becomes inextricable from the consumption of information, global media has become not only the transmitter but the trigger of global insecurities. Understanding as well as producing new global media is needed if we are to move beyond a pre-occupation with terrorism, increase public awareness, and promote multilateral responses to new global threats and vulnerabilities.The seminar will be chaired by J Peter Burgess, PRIO. Discussant: Tian Sørhaug, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo.
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James Der Derian is a Watson Institute Research Professor of international studies, where he directs the Global Security program and the Global Media project. He is author of On Diplomacy: A Genealogy of Western Estrangement (1987) and Antidiplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed, and War (1992); editor of International Theory: Critical Investigations (1995) and The Virilio Reader (1998); and co-editor with Michael Shapiro of International/Intertextual Relations: Postmodern Readings of World Politics (1989). His articles on international relations have appeared in the Review of International Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Affairs, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Millennium, Alternatives, Cultural Values, boundary 2, Angelaki, and Samtiden. His articles on war, technology, and the media have appeared in the New York Times, Nation, Washington Quarterly, and Wired. He has produced two film documentaries, VY2K and After 9/11, and is at work on his third, The Culture of War. His most recent book is Virtuous War: Mapping the Military.