Recorded presentations and talks
National Defence University, Helsinki, April 2019
Politicians, people, power: RT and the curation of global news
This presentation was given at the National Defence University of Finland's 2019 Russia Seminar, as part of a panel on Russian strategic narratives in the international arena.
Interview with Polygraph.info
George Washington University, April 2019
Interview with Polygraph.info in Washington DC, 25 April, 2019 on how RT's coverage frames the news for its global audiences.
SSEESing Salisbury: Interrogating the Salisbury Novichok poisonings and their aftermath
UCL SSEES, London, November, 2018
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury on 4 March 2018. A police officer investigating the incident also fell ill after coming into contact with the nerve agent. Subsequently, two further people – Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess – were poisoned, the latter fatally. Agents of the Russian military's foreign intelligence agency – commonly referred to as the GRU – are the prime suspects in the British authorities' investigation.
This event, held at UCL SSEEES on 14 November 2018, brought together a panel of experts to address a series of questions: What is the broader context, and what are the broader implications, of these poisonings? How has the Russian political leadership responded? How has media coverage varied?
Global Development Institute podcast, June 2018
In this recent audio-documentary series, the BBC’s Stephen Sackur investigated in detail the global trends influencing the ongoing development of each of the BRICs, and their potential future directions. In this, the final, feature-length, episode of the series, I provided expert commentary on Russian economic and political trends following the imposition of sanctions.
Mediated militarism: Affective investments in RT’s coverage of the conflict in Syria
Comparative Media Studies in Today's World, Saint Petersburg State University, May 2018
This paper examines emotion and affect in relation to RT's coverage of Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict, It was co-authored with Dr Rhys Crilley and was presented at the 2018 Comparative Media Studies in Today's World conference.
Competition for cooperation: Eurasian integration in context
University of Cambridge, January, 2014
"Competition for cooperation: Eurasian Integration in Context" (from 32:48) presented at Eurasia: discursive space, geopolitical project or geoeconomic reality? University of Cambridge, 2014