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British conscientious objector Joe Glenton will speak to the Department for International Relations’ second year students studying the Politics of Killing module.

Joe Glenton was a British soldier for 5 years and served in Afghanistan. What he saw on deployment left him disillusioned and he returned manifesting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Refusing a second tour, he went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his court martial and campaign against British military involvement in Afghanistan. Glenton was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment in 2010 and has subsequently written the book Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror. He campaigns as part of the Veterans for Peace movement, as well as regularly contributing articles to the Guardian and Independent.

The Politics of Killing course is taught by Dr Daniel Conway, an expert on gender, militarisation and war resistance. The course addresses topics such as the ethics of war, masculinities and soldiering, everyday militarisation, drone warfare, the politics of war remembrance and peace activism.

Register to attend

If you wish to attend, please email Daniel Conway at [email protected] to register.