A combination of deepening socio-economic divisions and accelerating environmental limits, especially the impact of climate change, makes the next thirty years hugely challenging in terms of world-wide security. Paul Rogers will describe the underlying reasons for the predicament and what needs to be done. Will it be possible to move to a more equitable, emancipated and low carbon world and how important is the “Second Decade” of the 21st Century as the key period for effecting change?
Paul is Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and has written or edited 26 books, including ‘Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century’ (Pluto Press, 3rd edition, 2010) and ‘Why We’re Losing the War on Terror’ (Polity, 2008). He is the Oxford Research Group’s (ORG) Global Security Consultant and has worked in the field of international security, arms control and political violence for over 30 years. He writes Monthly Briefings analysing the international security situation for the ORG website, and since October 2001 has written a series of influential ORG Reports on international security and the ‘war on terror’, including ‘Global Security After the War on Terror’ (November 2009) and ‘Military Action Against Iran: Impact and Effects’ (July 2010).