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Speaker(s): Tim Marshall
Chair: Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece

Recorded on 10 November 2016 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

There will be a short LSE100 Award Ceremony for outstanding achievements on the LSE100 course followed by a talk and Q&A session with Tim Marshall.

For thousands of years, flags have been the visual representation of our hopes and our destinies. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours..... and still in the 21st Century we die for them. They represent the politics of high power and the politics of the mob. In his lecture, based on his latest book Worth Dying For – the Power and Politics of Flags, he will give essential insight into the symbols which continue to unite and divide us.

Tim Marshall (@Itwitius) is a British journalist, author and broadcaster, known for his highly experienced analysis of developments in foreign affairs. Marshall was formerly diplomatic editor for Sky News and is a guest commentator on world events for BBC, Sky News, and guest presenter on LBC. He has written four books, including New York Times best seller Prisoners of Geography. Tim is founder and editor of news web platform thewhatandthewhy.com, a site for journalists, politicians, foreign affairs analysts to share their views on world affairs.

Jennifer Jackson Preece holds a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, and an MA and BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of two books – National Minorities and the European Nation-States System (OUP, 1998) and Minority Rights: Between Diversity and Community (Polity, 2005) and various articles and edited book chapters. In addition to her academic research, Dr Jackson-Preece acts as a consultant for various international and non-governmental organisations in the area of human and minority rights protection and ethnic conflict regulation.

LSE100 The LSE Course (@TheLSECourse) is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students.

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