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Instant Coffee Season 3: Technology


Episode 9: War Tech and Nationalism in Turkey and Israel

This episode explores the link between technology, warfare and nationalism. 

Digdem Solaytin Colella (University of Aberdeen) speaks to the regime-boosting effects of drone production in Turkey, whilst Sophia Goodfriend (Duke University) provides a more granular analysis of how military technology has transformed a new generation of Israeli soldiers’ views of Palestinians and Israeli occupation.

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Conversations on Positionality with Anne Kirstine Rønn


Episode 8: Nicola Pratt on Ethics and the Responsibility to Counter Repression

In this last episode of the series, Anne Kirstine speaks to Nicola Pratt about her views on the role of researchers in society. Nicola reflects on the ethical responsibilities of researchers to fight repression and the importance of engaging in political debates about their subject matter. She also reflects on the importance of relations in a time where extractivism has become a widespread research method.

Nicola is Professor of International Politics of the Middle East at the University of Warwick. Her publications have explored women's activism, democratisation, human rights and conflict in a number of Middle Eastern countries.

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Event Recordings

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Co-organised with the LSE Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa 

Political Elites, Civil Society and the Future of Sudan

Tuesday 5 March | 18:00 - 19:30 GMT | Mai Hassan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kholood Khair, Confluence Advisory

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
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