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Dyason House Podcast: New Media and New Conflict

05 Aug 2019
By Dr Sebastian Kaempf
The US government allows Hollywood producers of the 'Transformers' movie to film the actual US military  in return for a positive portrayal of their forces, aimed at attracting and maintaining recruits. 
Source: US Air Force govt website,

In this podcast episode, Dr Sebastian Kaempf discusses the role a transforming global media landscape is playing in contemporary conflicts, the visualisation of warfare in popular culture, the Pentagon’s Role in Hollywood Representations of Warfare and what this all means for traditional media institutions.

Dr Sebastian Kaempf is senior lecturer in peace and conflict studies at the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.