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War in HD: Conflict and Open Source Infomation

29th April 2017 in London at CodeNode

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The huge flows of data enabled by social media, smart phones and the internet have created a revolution in the way we interact with events around the world, especially in the arena of conflict. This environment has given us access to information which can be used for investigative journalism, conflict analysis and the identification of war crimes.

In this talk you will explore the use of open source information in these arenas, specifically by using case studies from Syria and Ukraine.

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War in HD: Conflict and Open Source Infomation

Nick Waters

Nick Grew up in South London and studied History at Leeds University. He served 3 years as an infantry officer in the British Army before leaving in 2015 to complete an MA in Conflict, Security and Development at Kings College London.