Christopher Coker is professor of international relations at LSE. He is the author of many books including Future War (2015); Can War be eliminated (2014); Men at War: what fiction has tell us about war from Achilles to Catch-22 (2014); The Improbable War: China, the US and the logic of Great Power conflict (2014); and Warrior Geeks: how C21st technology is changing the way we fight and think about war (2013).
He is a former NATO Fellow, Council member of the Royal United Services Institute and a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies; the NATO College in Rome and military academies in the US, Japan and Singapore.
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"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times