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The impact of digital technology in the global age

How has technology changed the way media operates? How have developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) impacted on war coverage and the war against terrorism? Are improvements in ICTs necessarily beneficial to global society?

These and other issues will be discussed at a one-day conference on International Relations in the Digital Age at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Saturday 18 October.

Professor James Der Derian, University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Brown University, will give the keynote speech at the conference. He will speak on 'The Question of Information Technology in International Relations'.

The conference, organised by Millennium: journal of international studies, will explore how information and communication technologies have an impact on the way states and non-state actors construct and exert their power and legitimacy. Four topics will be explored: Governance in the Digital Age; Security in the Digital Age; Media and Conflict in the Digital Age; and Power and Systemic Change in the Digital Age.

Speakers include:

  • Chris Alden, LSE
  • Michael Dartnell, University of New Brunswick Saint John
  • Ronald J Deibert, University of Toronto
  • Alexandra Scacco, Columbia University
  • Hans Krause Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Geoffrey Herrera, Temple University
  • Patricia Owens, University of Southern California
  • Philip Seib, Marquette University
  • Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Copenhagen Business School

Millennium: journal of international studies annual conference on International Relations in the Digital Age is on Saturday 18 October at 8.30am-6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, 99 Aldwych, London. A ticket is required for this event.


  • Members of the public: should contact Bastian Giegerich or Ralf Leiteritz on Fax: 020 7955 7438, email: millennium.conference@lse.ac.uk to register
  • Members of the press: To reserve a press seat and for details of the conference, please contact Ralf Leiteritz on 07817 883738 or email r.j.leiteritz@lse.ac.uk


Millennium: journal of international studies
Founded in 1971 at LSE, Millennium is one of the leading journals in the field of International Relations. Key speeches from this conference will be published by the journal early 2004. For more information, visit http://www.e-millennium.ac|.

14 October 2003