25 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Negotiations have broken down in Britain’s Brexit chaos. The UK won’t ratify. The EU won’t renegotiate. And the vote has been postponed. After years, negotiations have ground to a halt on all sides. What happened? Professor Nicholas Wheeler of the University of Birmingham speaks with us about Brexit negotiations, US and Russian relations, and what Trust means and why it’s on everyone’s mind. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London for Trusting Enemies, a Brexit vote special episode of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
38 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Russia, Media and the Mind
This week, the world’s leaders will converge on Buenos Aires for the G20 Summit. And the most prominent meeting will be the one that isn’t happening, between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, cancelled by the American President in the hot lights of a growing disinformation and collaboration scandal. For our G20 special this week, we look at Russian news media, and the attempt to manipulate the mind. Moscow-based media Professor Ilya Kiriya joins us, as well as psychologist Dr Tereza Capelos of the University of Birmingham. Join Charles Kriel in London for Russia, Media and the Mind, the G20 special episode of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
26 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
Son of the South
What makes a white man in 1960s Alabama, the son of a Klansman, subject himself to arrests and beatings in the name of racial equality? Bob Zellner devoted his life to civil rights. Now Spike Lee is making his story. He talks to us about arrests, online hate, and a union-organising Klansman named M.O. working alongside black activists in America’s Old South. From London, and this week from Alabama, join Dr Charles Kriel for Son of the South, a special episode of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
32 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
One of the biggest growth areas in digital content is children’s media. This episode we travel to Amsterdam for the Cinekid Festival. We’ll speak with Festival Director Floor van Spaendonck. And with a delegate to the festival, television and online director, Elin Grönblom. And the UK Government has published its response to the DCMS Select Committee’s Interim Report on Disinformation and Fake News. We’ll look at what they had to say, and what we think of it. From London, and this week from Amsterdam, join Dr Charles Kriel for Cinekid, a special episode of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
42 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
One year anniversary programme
Alexander Ritzmann is a key figure at the EU’s Radicalisation Awareness Network, one of the world’s leading counter-terrorism organisations. He joins us to talk about the psychology of radicalisation. Wendy Seigelman is the citizen journalist chasing down connections between the big data manipulators in elections worldwide. She talks to us from New York. And Corsham Institute does the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London, and New York, for the One year anniversary programme of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
32 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Trust and Elections
Last year one American professor started the process of recovering his data from a British company, and set off an avalanche. One year later Cambridge Analytica has shuttered their doors, politicians are asking questions, and governments are investigating the company, its CEO, and its affiliate British defense companies. But what does it mean for you? We speak to Professor David Carroll of Parsons and The New School in New York. In London, and this week from New York, join Dr Charles Kriel for Trust and Elections, a special episode of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
32 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
Trust and Technology
After a year of online scandals, tech and tech companies are under the microscope. Home pods listen constantly, phones track our movements, and computers control our cars. All the while, we’re maxing out our screen time. But does anyone really trust technology any more? To explore the dynamics between trust and distrust in tech and its impact on society, this week Cambridge University launched the Trust and Technology Initiative. We’ll speak with Dr Ella McPherson, a Cambridge Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology, about establishing truth online. Then co-chair, Dr Jat Singh, speaks with us about the Initiative itself. Join Dr Charles Kriel, from London and this week from Cambridge University, for Trust & Technology, a special episode of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
34 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
What would the man who co-authored the Patriot Act have to say about our individual privacy? Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff joins us to talk data rights, Russian operations, and his new book, “Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age”. And UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid this week called on tech giants to stop sitting on their hands when it comes to protecting children from online sexual abuse. We speak with Dr Jeremy Malcolm of Prostasia Foundation to find out what Silicon Valley has to say about that. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London for Data, Ethics and Trust.
27 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica Pt 2
Chris Vickery has been a key witness in US Senate and UK Parliamentary investigations into Cambridge Analytica and data privacy. His work has uncovered shocking revelations about elections and the manipulation of voters. Today he talks to us about how he discovered the secrets of Cambridge Analytica, and what it means for democracy and our lives online. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London for “Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica”, the second of a two-part special series of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
30 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica
In the odd story of Dr Emma Briant and her academic investigation into Cambridge Analytica, the revelations have been fast and forthcoming: Trump’s people at first thought Cambridge Analytica was tied to the Mafia. Alexander Nix reached out to Julian Assange months sooner than anyone realised, crossing into the Brexit referendum cycle. SCL / Cambridge Analytica leader Nigel Oakes calls himself the Steve Wozniak to Alexander Nix’s Steve Jobs. And more. Dr Emma Briant’s academic research has uncovered shocking revelations about Brexit, Trump and the manipulation of the electorate. In London, join Dr Charles Kriel for “Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica”, the first of a two-part special series of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2018
Fake News and Hybrid Warfare
This month leaders from Russia and the US met in Helsinki for a controversial summit that dominated global headlines. And this week the UK House of Commons will release a vital report on Fake News. But how do we make sense of what’s behind the headlines? We speak with Hanna Smith of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats to help explain the ties that bind Facebook, Russia, and hybrid warfare as leading threats to civil society. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for Fake News and Hybrid Warfare, a special edition of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
33 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
Trust, Disinformation and StratComs
It's Helsinki Summit time. We speak with journalist and author Edward Lucas at a King’s College London conference on Trust and Emotions in relations between Russia and the West. And disinformation still dominates our daily headlines. Two researchers from King’s College Strategic Communications centre have written the book on the subject — Fake News, a Roadmap. We speak Jente Althuis and Leonie Haiden at the NATO StratComs Dialogue meeting in Riga. From London - and once again from Riga - join Dr Charles Kriel for Trust, Disinformation and StratComs, a special edition of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
30 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
Russia and StratComs
Russian disinformation represents one of the greatest threats to the civil society and Western Democracy. Yet solutions are thin on the ground. How do we counter Russia’s propaganda, or is countering even the right approach. In this, the second of a three-part special examining Strategic Communication, we focus on Russia. First we speak with Nina Jankowicz, a Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute. Then Janis Sarts, Director of the NATO StratComs Centre of Excellence in Latvia. From London - and this week from Riga - join Charles Kriel for Russia and StratComs, a special edition of the Corsham Institute’s Data, Ethics and Trust.
26 minutes | Jun 18, 2018
Information, disinformation and propaganda — they’re all a part of the communications strategies of organisations pushing a message. But in a time of information virality and social media, with organisations like Cambridge Analytica claiming they can control voters’ minds through disinformation, Strategic Communications have now become a vital part of how we communicate with one another. In this, the first of a three-part special examining Strategic Communication, we focus on the creative. First we speak with filmmaker and Head of the Estonian Defence League Ilmar Raag about creativity and communication. Then Nika Aleksejeva, of the NATO StratComs Centre of Excellence tells us about gaming fake news. From London - and this week from Riga - join Dr Charles Kriel for Creative StratComs, a special edition of Ci - DATA.
37 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
From the end of the Cold War to the End of Truth
Where are we with Russia? Are they interfering online with our elections? Has Russia Today become a 24 hour Facebook propaganda feed? And how did we get from the end of the Cold War to the End of Truth? We’re joined today by Professor Paul Baines to discuss online election interference and Russia. Then Professor Simon Koschut speaks with us about trust, and relations between Russia and the West. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for Ci - Countering Violent Extremism.
29 minutes | May 18, 2018
Tech Against Terrorism
In the battle to radicalise vulnerable people online, social networks and small sites hosting content are vital tools to extremists. What can commercial companies, both large and small, do in the face of a global threat? Today we speak with Tech Against Terrorism, an organisation working with Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Twitter to help the tech industry fight violent extremism, while still respecting human rights. We speak with their Director, Adam Hadley. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for Tech Against Terrorism, a special edition of Ci - Countering Violent Extremism.
30 minutes | May 4, 2018
How Will We Become Majestic Elephants, Part 2 of 2, from Reckonings
Why do people join violent extremist movements? And what moves them to abandon lives of hate? We hear from Stephanie Lepp, producer of the Reckonings podcast. Stephanie creates one of the best podcasts around. Here, we’ll hear the second in a two-part special series, “How will we become majestic elephants”. It’s from her podcast Reckonings, and explores the transformations of a white supremacist and a jihadi extremist. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for "Ci - Countering Violent Extremism."
31 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
How Will We Become Majestic Elephants, Part 1 of 2, from Reckonings
Why do people join violent extremist movements? And what moves them to abandon lives of hate? We hear from Stephanie Lepp, producer of the Reckonings podcast. Stephanie creates one of the best podcasts around. Here, we’ll hear the first in a two-part special episode, “How will we become majestic elephants”. It’s from her podcast Reckonings, and explores the transformations of a white supremacist and a jihadi extremist. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for "Ci - Countering Violent Extremism."
31 minutes | Apr 6, 2018
Islamic Extremism and media
Islamic extremism. What’s to be done? What is the cause and where does the responsibility lie? On the show today we hear two perspectives — one from an experienced journalist and media development professional who has lived and worked in London, Paris, Moscow, Tashkent, Almaty, Peshawar and Kabul. Then we hear from the cofounder of the Wiltshire Islamic Cultural Centre, and Wiltshire’s first and only Prevent officer. Ian MacWilliam and Wali Rahman join us and give very different, yet in some ways surprisingly similar perspectives on radicalisation, community, and the media. Join Dr Charles Kriel from London for Ci — Countering Violent Extremism.
34 minutes | Mar 19, 2018
Images and Conflict
Images and conflict are intertwined in our collective imaginations. Who doesn’t hold an arresting image of war in their head? From a photograph of a scarred, scared and naked Vietnamese child, to videos of beheadings, through images of Americans torturing Baathists, retinal records of war are ever present. This February, King’s College Centre for Strategic Communications hosted Kaleidoscope of Conflict. A gathering of artists and writers speaking about images and conflict, it was an unusual event for a Centre housed in one of the world’s leading War Studies departments. Today we’re joined by two of the speakers — Charlie Winter, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, speaks to us about his comprehensive collection of the imagery of Islamic State. And Jenny Spenser-Smith, former Head of Collection Content at the National Army Museum speaks to us of the power of painting in depicting conflict. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for Images and Conflict, a special episode of Ci — Countering Violent Extremism.