Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Lecture – Propaganda and the crisis of the global order by Nick O’Shaughnessy 

Date: Tuessday 28 February 2017
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Price: Free


Nicholas O’Shaughnessy is Professor of Communication at Queen Mary, University of London. He studied at Cambridge, Oxford and Columbia universities and among his many publications are The Marketing Power Of Emotion (OUP), The Phenomenon of Political Marketing (Macmillan) and Selling Hitler (Hurst).

This lecture is given annual in memory of Professor Saki Dockrill, who first came to the Department of War Studies in 1983 as a research student supervised by successive Heads of Department, Wolf Mendl and Lawrence Freedman. She went to Yale University as a John M. Olin Fellow in 1988-89 before returning to the Department as a MacArthur Fellow and then in 1992 as a lecturer in war studies; promotion to senior lecturer followed in 1997 and then appointment to a personal chair as Professor of Contemporary History and International Security in 2003. Professor Dockrill was a leading international historian, with four substantial, well researched books to her credit and five edited or co-edited. One of her best books was a study of the defence policy of Harold Wilson's two Labour Governments, 1964-70, and she made a notable contribution to the revival of Wilson's reputation as Prime Minister that had begun in the early 1990s.

A wine reception will follow in the Entrance Hall, King's Building at the Strand Campus.


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