Meet Chris Stewart, our new Honorary Research Associate

We are delighted that former MSc student, Chris Stewart, is now an Honorary Research Associate of the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway. Chris has extensive expertise and experience working on counter-extremism and counter-hate initiatives at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. He has worked with a range of actors from social media companies to the…

Terminator 7: The End of Enlightenment

By Marcel Armour Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. Henry Kissinger was on the verge of skipping that session – it lay outside his usual concerns (history and occasional practical statesmanship) – but the beginning of the presentation held him in his seat.…

Smart Cities: RHUL hosts Inter-CDT Workshop

By Marcel Armour  At the beginning of May, Royal Holloway hosted Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) students from both Oxford and RHUL for our fourth annual workshop which this year was themed around the ‘smart city’. The talks were all hugely enjoyable, and a great opportunity to hear leading academics and industry representatives give their…

Memes as a Source of Soft Power

By Iqra Chaudhri  Many of us have social media accounts which we primarily use to connect with others. Chances are, you have come across memes, particularly through the rise of meme pages that have the sole purpose of distributing memes for the enjoyment of the Internet community. The virtual space of the Internet where memes…