Advances in digital communication technology have helped create a landscape of global political power that is much more complicated now than it has ever been. Empowered by said advances, many non-state actors are leveraging this power to challenge traditional centres of power across a number of areas related to international relations, including finance, diplomacy and journalism. In this lecture, Dr. Taylor Owen explores how these technologies are destabilizing processes that for over a century have shaped the world of international affairs, and have given rise to a new form of disruptive power.

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