05 Jan The Crisis of Civilization
The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – offer a stunning wake-up call proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is Executive Director of the IPRD. A bestselling author and international security analyst specialising in the study 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.
Dr. Ahmed has an M.A. in Contemporary War & Peace Studies and a D.Phil in International Relations from the School of Global Studies at Sussex University. His doctoral thesis investigated the radicalization processes and dynamics of violent conflict, including mass violence and genocide, in the context of modern imperial social systems – particularly the European Atlantic empires and US-UK counterinsurgency warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also published widely on international terrorism and the ‘War on Terror’, focusing on the material infrastructure of Islamist terrorist networks, and the energy geopolitics of US and Western foreign policy strategies. His current research focuses on the radicalization of violent conflicts in strategic regions in the context of systemic ecological, economic and energy crises rooted in the structure of the global political economy, exemplified in his latest monograph, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: and How to Save It (Pluto, Macmillan, 2010).