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Date: 13:00-14:00, 26th July 2017
Location: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
Speaker: Jamie Bartlett, Author of Radicals
Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos
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In the last few years the world has changed in unexpected ways. The power of radical ideas and groups is growing. From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, what was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes? What is the real power of radicals?
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Jamie Bartlett, one of the world’s leading thinkers on radical politics and technology, who will discuss the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it. As well as providing a fascinating glimpse at the people and ideas driving these groups, Radicals also presents a startling argument: radicals are not only the symptoms of a deep unrest within the world today, but might also offer the most plausible models for our future.
*Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day for the special price of £15 CASH ONLY*
Jamie Bartlett is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos. Jamie’s work focuses on the ways in which social media and modern communications and technology are changing political and social movements, with a special emphasis on terrorism and radical political movements. In 2014, Jamie published The Dark Net with William Heinemann about hidden internet subcultures and released his second book, Radicals in 2017. He writes frequently in a number of national and international outlets, including The Telegraph, The Guardian, and the Sunday Times. Prior to working for Demos, Jamie was a research associate at the international humanitarian agency Islamic Relief and conducted field research in Pakistan and Bangladesh