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Propaganda Then and Now

Date & Time:
April 12, 2016 | 3:00 pm
Location:
BI-561
Speaker:
Dr. Peter Busch, King's College London

Propaganda Then and Now

Peter Busch is currently a Visiting Fellow at the CIH. He is Senior Lecturer in Media and War, in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His academic background is in journalism and international history, with a PhD from the London School of Economics and Masters degrees in Journalism (University of Dortmund, Germany) and International History (LSE). Before joining King's in 2004, he was Senior Broadcast Journalist in the news and current affairs department of Germany’s public television station, ZDF. During his career in journalism he also taught at the Free University of Berlin, the University of Erfurt and the University of Hanover.

His current research focuses on the role of social media in war reporting. He is also interested in propaganda and strategic communication, particularly from a historical perspective. In this context, he has been working with the Imperial War Museum on projects related to their large collection of international radio broadcast transcripts produced by BBC Monitoring during the Cold War.

While at the CIH, Busch is working on a book project titled, Propaganda Then and Now: War, Terrorism and Global Conflict in Old and New Media. The book explores the role of propaganda in conflicts from the First World War to the Islamic State.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. A reception will follow. 

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