Bradford Literature Festival | Talk

Paul Rogers: The Insecurity Trap

29 Jun 2024

13:30 - 14:30

The Alhambra Theatre

Join us for a crucial conversation with Professor Paul Rogers, one of the most forward-thinking analysts of our time, as he discusses his latest book, A Crowded, Glowering World: Paths to a Sustainable and Secure Future. This talk will explore the interconnected challenges we currently face and deliver crucial insights into understanding this global ‘polycrisis’.

A respected authority on conflict analysis, Rogers has been remarkably prescient in his predictions, includingthe long-term ramifications of the Iraq War and the evolving dangers of climate change.

During this event, Rogers will unpack the themes of his book: the environmental limits to growth, the divisive global economy, and the dominant, military-industrial complexes that influence contemporary security strategies. He will present a compelling case for a radical shift towards a human security approach that prioritises the well-being of all over the interests of a minority elite.

This is not just an academic discussion, it’s a call to action. The book will outline practical steps that governments, businesses, NGOs, and citizens can take to foster a more secure and equitable world. Whether you are a student of international relations, a professional in the field, or a concerned citizen, this talk will provide valuable perspectives on how to address the intertwined issues of security, economic inequality, and environmental sustainability.

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Venue Details

The Alhambra Theatre

Morley Street, Bradford

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