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Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast.
Speaker(s): Dr Brenna Bhandar, Dr Marsha Henry, Antony Loewenstein
Recorded on 24 February 2016 at D302, Clement House
LSE Law is delighted to host a conversation with Antony Loewenstein on his latest book, Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out Of Catastrophe (Verso, 2015). Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travelled across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism. He discovered how companies such as G4S, Serco, and Halliburton cash in on organised misery in a hidden world of privatised detention centres, militarised private security, aid profiteering, and destructive mining.
Dr Brenna Bhandar is Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her areas of research and teaching include property law, equity and trusts, indigenous land rights, post-colonial and feminist legal theory, multiculturalism and pluralism, critical legal theory, and critical race theory.
Dr Marsha Henry (@mghacademic) is Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Deputy Director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Her research interests focus on three main areas: gender and development; gender, security and militarisation; and qualitative methodologies. Over the past 10 years, her research has been concentrating on documenting the social experiences of living and working in peacekeeping missions. Her recent research focuses on peacekeepers from the Global South.
Antony Loewenstein (@antloewenstein) is an Australian independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian and blogger.
Dr Devika Hovell (@DCHovell) is Assistant Professor of Law at LSE Law. Her research interests focus on the United Nations; the use of force and international humanitarian law; international courts and tribunals; the interface between public law and public international law, the relationship between international law and domestic law. She is the author of The Power of Process: The Value of Due Process in Security Council Sanctions Decision-Making (OUP 2016).
Antony Loewenstein will also be appearing as an expert witness at The United Nations on Trial on Friday 26 February 2016.
The 2016 LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 'Utopias' will be taking place from Monday 22 - Saturday 27 February. LSE’s 8th Literary Festival will explore the power of dreams and the imagination and the importance of idealism, dissidence, escapism and nostalgia, as well as the benefits of looking at the world in different ways with speakers including David Aaronovitch, AC Grayling, Robert Harris, Tom Holland, Margaret Macmillan, Anna Pavord and Zoe Williams.
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