Centre for the Study of Human Rights Literary Festival event
Date: Friday 2 March 2012
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Chetan Bhatt, Professor Tony Shaw
Many who witnessed the 9/11 terrorist attacks live on television described it as being ‘just like a movie’. Was this just a throwaway comment or does it tell us something important about how movies have influenced our understanding of terrorism?
With the aid of film clips, this event will explore how filmmakers from across the world and over the past century have dealt with the subject of terrorism, and how cinema has impacted on people's conception of terrorism.
Chetan Bhatt is professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE.
Tony Shaw is professor of Contemporary History at the University of Hertfordshire. He is currently writing a global history of cinematic terrorism, dating from the 1920s to the present.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lselitfest
All events in the Literary Festival are free to attend and open to all, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be booked via LSE E Shop.
Update: Booking will close for this event at 9am on Friday 2 March.
For those unable to book a ticket, do consider coming along on the day, as there are often seats available. Any seats left empty by ticketholders will be filled shortly before the start of the event.
Twitter and Facebook
You can get immediate notification on the availability of an event podcast by following LSE public lectures and events on Twitter, which will also inform you about the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what's happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page.
This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and email a completed scanned copy of their Self-Assessment Record form to firstname.lastname@example.org within 28 days of the date of the event attended. If a delegate fails to register their details at the event and email a scanned copy of their completed Self-Assessment Record form within 28 days, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. Certificates of attendance will be emailed out within 10 working days of the Self-Assessment form being received.
If you are planning to attend this event and would like details on how to get here and what time to arrive, as well as on accessibility and special requirements, please refer to LSE Events FAQ. LSE aims to ensure that people have equal access to these public events, but please contact the events organiser as far as possible in advance if you have any access requirements so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. If the event is ticketed, please ensure you get in touch in advance of the ticket release date.