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Lecture: “The Islamic State’s Utopia: A Visual Tour of the Caliphate” with Charlie Winter (King’s College London)

November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Charlie Winter is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London. Alongside is work at ICSR, he is also a doctoral candidate in War Studies, Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague and Associate of the Imperial War Museum Institute in London. Mr. Winter will talk about his research into how and why the Islamic State uses social media-based information and disinformation campaigns in its global war. Based on a three-year archive of its media output, his presentation will comprise a visual tour of the ‘calipate’ utopia, shining a light on how the group was able to attract tens of thousands of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria in 2014 and 2015 and why it made sense for it to provoke the international intervention that spelled its material collapse in 2018.


Sponsored by PWAD, Department of Communication, and UNC Global & Global Partnership Fund. For more information, please visit here.


November 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Peabody Hall, Room 104
3500 Peabody Hall,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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