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Prof. Ben O’Loughlin - New Visiting Fellow in the Department

25 September, 2012

Ben O’Loughlin is Professor of International Relations and Co-Director of the New Political Communication Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London.

He is co-editor of the Sage journal Media, War & Conflict. His books include Radicalisation and Media: Terrorism and Connectivity in the New Media Ecology (2011) and War and Media: The Emergence of Diffused War (2010). He has carried out projects on media and security for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. Ben has presented research to the No. 10 Policy Unit, Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, OFCOM, the European Commission and European Broadcasting Union, as well as expert groups like the Global Futures Forum. He has contributed to the New York Times, Guardian, OpenDemocracy, Sky News and Newsweek. He is a regular columnist for Global Policy and the Duck of Minerva.

Alongside the completion of a book on Strategic Narratives, Ben is currently completing a study for the BBC evaluating the extent to which the 2012 London Olympics created a multilingual ‘global conversation’. Ben’s sabbatical will also be spent exploring the implications of the non-representational turn in social theory for the history of diplomacy.



Journal: Media, War & Conflict at

Latest books: War and Media  and Radicalisation and Media

Follow Ben on Twitter at @Ben_OLoughlin