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Speaker: Sean McFate

Everything you think you know about war is wrong. We are in the midst of an age of conflict: global terrorism, Russia’s resurgence and China’s rise, international criminal empires, climate change and dwindling natural resources. The West is playing the same old war games, but the enemy has changed the rules.

The stakes are high, and we are dangerously unprepared. Adapt, and we can prevail. Fail, and size and strength won’t protect us. Learn how the West can triumph using ten new radical rules of war.

This event is being hosted in conjunction with Oxford University's Changing Character of War Centre.

A BEST BOOK OF 2019 PICK (THE SUNDAY TIMES, EVENING STANDARD)

“An important handbook.” Sir Richard Dearlove, former Director of MI6 (“M”).

“Stunning. Sean McFate is a new Sun Tzu.” Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO.

“The Freakonomics of modern warfare.” Conn Iggulden

“[This] iconoclastic book is being hailed by radicals as a wake-up call to governments and armed forces everywhere, to stop doing all the wrong things; the start doing a few right ones…McFate is right…if we go on fighting our wars the old way, we shall go on losing them.” Sir Max Hastings, THE SUNDAY TIMES

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Dr. Sean McFate is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a professor of strategy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the National Defense University in Washington DC. Additionally, he serves as an Advisor to Oxford University’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs. McFate’s career began as a paratrooper and officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, and then he became a private military contractor. His newest book is The New Rules of War (US version) and GOLIATH: Why the West Isn't Winning. And What We Must Do About It. (UK version). He also writes fiction based on his real world experiences as a private military contractor. McFate holds a BA from Brown University, MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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