Maja Zehfuss is Professor of International Politics at the University of Manchester. Her current research examines the politics of ethics in the context of war. Drawing in particular on the example of the use of precision bombs, she will talk about the issue of civilian protection in current Western warfare. Her most recent book, Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany examines the question of memory in the context of German memories of the Second World War and the way in which they are called on to justify positions on the use of military force. She will raise questions about how we should think about deaths in war, both those of civilians and of combatants. Maja has also co-written Global Politics: A New Introduction – see also audio interviews with the authors
- The World after Bush
- The agony of Zimbabwe, what chance for change?
- National self-determination: What constitutes the right to secede?
- Pakistan: stable state or global hazard?
- Peak oil: A case of Cry Wolf?
- Ukraine: What is the significance of the Orange Revolution?
- The history and histriography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Afghanistan: Local Realities and Foreign Myths
- Civilian & military casualties in Western warfare
- Sri Lanka: The prospects for peace
- Capitulation, capitulation, capitulation: the UK government’s relationship with the City of London