2007-11-09: ESRC Seminar Media, Ethics and the War on Terror Friday 9 November 2007, University of Leicester, UK

Ben O'Loughlin will be speaking at this event: 

ESRC Seminar
Media, Ethics and the War on Terror

Friday 9 November 2007, University of Leicester, UK

A one day seminar will be held at the University of Leicester on Friday 9 November 2007 as part of the ESRC Seminar Series ‘Ethics and the War on Terror: Politics, Multiculturalism and the Media’.

This seminar will focus on ethics and the media and will involve media practitioners as well as academics and research students from media studies and other disciplines. The aim of the seminar will be to open up debate about the theory and practice of the media and issues related to the war on terror.

Confirmed speakers already include Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick), Ben O’Loughlin (Royal Holloway, University of London), Philip Taylor (University of Leeds) and Daya Thussu (University of Westminster).

We are also pleased to announce that our public keynote speaker for this event will be Gary Younge, columnist and the US correspondent for The Guardian who has written extensively from Southern Africa and throughout Europe as well as the UK since he joined the paper in 1994.

Call for Papers

We still have room for more papers and would welcome proposals from PhD students, academics and media practitioners working in this area.


We have a limited number of places for the seminar so would like to hear from anyone who would like to take part as soon as possible. There is no charge for attending and lunch will be provided. We can meet UK travel costs for speakers and PhD students. We can usually also meet these costs for some other participants who do not have other sources of funding to attend, but only to the extent that our budget permits.


Paper proposals and requests to participate should be sent to Gillian Youngs (gy4@le.ac.uk) who is organizing this seminar as soon as possible. The seminar series is led by Gillian Youngs in collaboration with Simon Caney (University of Oxford) and Heather Widdows (University of Birmingham).