Conflicts of a Changing World

We all live in awareness of the conflicts.

They shape the world around us, but how often do we question what the word means for the 21st century? The identity of conflict is dominated by a collection of contentious issues: war, religion, terror. Each of these words contains shades of what ‘conflict’ is, but none capture its essence.

For our second Salon of the year, TEDxWarwick is inviting four leading university lecturers to deliver talks inspired by their own research expertise. We aim to look at the implications of conflict when viewed through different disciplines, evaluate the challenges it presents, and contextualise what exactly it means for us to confront the Conflicts of a Changing World.

The speakers

Terrorism War
Charlotte Heath-Kelly
Investigator
The Motivations of Terrorism

Location

Terrorism War
Charlotte Heath-Kelly
Investigator
The Motivations of Terrorism

Currently, Charlotte is the Principal Investigator on the Leverhulme Trust project titled “The Political Life of Rubble: Bombsite Relics and Cosmopolitan Identity.” The project explores the way bombsite objects afford a symbolic status as relics across time, from the World War II to the War on Terror.

This talk will explore the motivations of terrorism, as identified through Charlotte’s interviews with members of EOKA (a terrorist organisation based in Cyprus). Charlotte is an Associate Professor and Researcher of the Politics and International Studies Department of the University of Warwick. Her research themes include post-disaster reconstruction; critical security studies and critical terrorism studies; and counterterrorism in the UK and USA.