Dr. Neville Bolt
Dr. Neville Bolt is the Director of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC).
He lectures at King’s College London, Department of War Studies on the Masters courses ‘Evolution of Insurgency’, and ‘Counterinsurgency’, the International Relations course ‘Transnational Movements, Networks and Revolutionary Strategy’, and the new Masters in ‘Strategic Communications’. He supervises PhD students across these areas.
Bolt is Editor-in-Chief of Defence Strategic Communications, the peer reviewed academic journal of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence.
Much of his career was spent as a television journalist and producer-director at the BBC, ITV, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in news and current affairs, specialising in the production of war zone documentaries. Later he created strategic communications campaigns with the British Labour Party, Amnesty International, and the African National Congress (ANC).
His book ‘The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries’ was published in May 2012 by Columbia University Press and received the CHOICE ‘outstanding academic status award’ 2013. He is currently writing ‘Network, Flow and Revolution in World Politics’.
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