Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London http://iprd.org.uk, an independent transdisciplinary research network promoting equality, sustainability and security. Nafeez is also a bestselling author and international security analyst specialising in the historical sociology and political ecology of mass violence. He has taught at the Department of International Relations, University of Sussex, and lectured at Brunel University’s Politics & History Unit at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for courses in international relations theory, contemporary history, empire and globalization. His work has been endorsed by the likes of Gore Vidal, John Pilger, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Robert W. McChesney, Robert Jensen, Michael Meacher, Bryan Appleyard, and many others.
"Nafeez Ahmed’s understanding of the post 9/11 power game, its lies, illusions and dangers, is no less than brilliant." - John Pilger
Synopsis: The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism, food shortages and the militarization of society are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett (The Elephant In The Room) and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed -- author of A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It - take you on a surreal journey through an alarming tapestry of global systemic failure.
Offering a stunning wake-up call proving that 'another world' is not merely possible, but on its way, they warn that the inability to recognize the interconnections between different crises is preventing us, as a civilization, from saving ourselves.
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On 2 May, 2011, as part of their ‘Epilogue‘ programme, Press TV reviewed ‘A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It‘. Ken Livingston, a former MP and Mayor of London, chaired the discussion between environmental journalist Paul Brown, and Dr. Rodwan Abouharb, a Lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Political Science At University College London.
The review also features a short interview with Dr. Nafeez Ahmed.
Other talks by Nafeez Ahmed on UK Indymedia include:
Food Crisis & Peak Oil
The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis
Ties With Terror: Western-Al-Qaeda Relations in the Post-Cold War Period
International Terrorism: The Secret History