Can war be subject to democratic control? In looking to answer this question, Paul Rogers will draw on the work of Norman Angell and others like him in the modern era—work that is of particular contemporary relevance as so much warfare by states like Britain, France, and the United States is now done by air strikes, drones, special forces, and private military companies.

With almost no public awareness and very little parliamentary scrutiny, one consequence of this is the continuing war on terror, which appears to have no end in sight after nearly two decades.

Join Rogers for this memorial lecture in which he explores how Angell’s work a century ago continues to have a real relevance today.

About The Speaker

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He trained originally as a biologist, lectured at Imperial College and worked in East Africa on tropical crop research before working on environmental conflicts and joining Peace Studies in 1979. His research is on the changing causes of international conflict, especially in relation to political violence, socio-economic divisions and environmental limits to growth.