Thinking the Unthinkable with Nik Gowing

Date & Time November 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cabot Auditorium
IGL General

Gowing has been a pioneer in predicting and identifying the new vulnerability, fragility and brittleness of institutional power in the new all-pervasive public information space. He has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. He also has a much sought-after analytical expertise on the failures to manage information in the new transparent environments of conflicts, crises, emergencies and times of tension. He has been a member of the councils of Chatham House (1998–2004), the Royal United Services Institute (2005–present), the Overseas Development Institute (2007-2014), and the board of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy including vice chair (1996-2005). He is a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London in the School of Social Science and Public Policy. He presented The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates, Dateline London, plus location coverage of major global stories. Prior to the BBC, he worked at ITN where he was bureau chief in Rome and Warsaw, and Diplomatic Editor for Channel Four News (1988-1996).