Breakfast

Friday 18 May 2018

7:45am

David Patrikarakos

War in 140 Characters: How social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century

Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don’t understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war.

David’s book “chronicles the transformation of conflict via social media into an entirely new kind of struggle at home and abroad. It’s a thrilling headlong tide of real-life stories with genuinely profound moments of perception for our time.” (Forbes)

David Patrikarakos

In addition to War in 140 Characters, David is the author of Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State.

He is a Contributing Editor at the Daily Beast and a Contributing Writer at Politico. He is also a Poynter Fellow at Yale and an Associate Fellow of the School of Iranian Studies, St Andrews University.

"social media is throwing up digital supermen: hyper-connected and hyper-empowered online individuals"

General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff (Head of the British Army)