PSA/British Library Lecture Series

In the next joint PSA/British Library public lecture series Bernadette McAliskey, a key political voice and activist over the last 50 years, will reflect upon a life spent campaigning for social justice and equality, from the radical awakenings of 1968 to the present. 

Bernadette McAliskey

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In the inaugural PSA/British Library public lecture series, Mark Laity said narrative has the ability to influence decision making, and logical argument is the least effective method to convince the public of your arguement.

Mr Laity is a former BBC defence correspondent and now head of Strategic Communications at NATO’s military headquarters. Using examples from the US gun lobby and the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Laity showed how appeals to shared history can drown out logical argument.