Chair: Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in War Studies at King's College London
Speaker: Dr Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Europe.
Discussant: Dr Liz Fouksman, Lecturer in Social Justice at the Centre for Public Policy Research in the School of Education, Communication and Society at King's College London
In this event, Nina Hall will discuss her recently published book Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era, Think Global, Act Local (Oxford University Press, 2022). The book explores the role of digital advocacy organisations, a major new addition to the international arena.
Organisations such as MoveOn, GetUp, and Campact derive power and influence from their ability to rapidly mobilise members on-line and off-line and are shaping public opinion on many issues including climate change, trade, and refugees. These organisations operate in a globalised world but tackle transnational problems by focusing on national targets. This new generation of activists have formed a strong transnational network, but still see the state as the locus of power. The book provides a detailed investigation of how these organisations have harnessed digitally networked power and can quickly respond to the most salient issues of the day, and mobilise large memberships, to put pressure on politicians.
This event will take place both in person and online. Register to attend.
About the speakers
Chair: Dr Christine Cheng, King's College London
Speaker: Nina Hall is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Europe. Her research explores the role of transnational advocacy and international organisations in international relations. Her most recent book is Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era, Think Global, Act Local (Oxford University Press, 2022). She has published in the International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Global Environmental Politics, and Global Governance. Her first book was Displacement, Development and Climate Change: International Organizations Moving Beyond their Mandates? (Routledge, 2016).
Nina holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a master's degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She previously worked as a Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance and is a co-founder of an independent think tank, Te Kuaka. In 2021 she was a Senior Fellow at the German Internet Institute and a Research Associate at the Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently a Faculty Affiliate at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
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Discussant: Dr Liz Fouksman is a Lecturer (equivalent Assistant Professor) in Social Justice at the Centre for Public Policy Research in the School of Education, Communication and Society at King's College London. She is also a research associate of the University of Oxford and the University of the Witwatersrand. Liz has a DPhil in International Development from the University of Oxford, and has held research fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the Berggruen Institute and the Ford Foundation at (respectively) the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the University of the Witwatersrand.