Director King's Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC), King’s College London
Dr Neville Bolt is Director of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and Editor-in-Chief of Defence Strategic Communications, the peer reviewed academic journal of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence.
Dr Bolt convenes the MA in Strategic Communications at King’s College London, Department of War Studies. He lectures on the Masters course Evolution of Insurgency, and the International Relations course Transnational Movements, Networks and Revolutionary Strategy. He also supervises PhD students.
Dr Bolt is a former television journalist-producer at the BBC, ITV, and CBC (Canada), specialising in the production of war zone documentaries covering conflicts in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Indian subcontinent. He has worked on strategic communications campaigns with the British Labour Party, Amnesty International, and the African National Congress (ANC).
His book The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries (Columbia University Press) received the CHOICE ‘outstanding academic status award’ 2013.
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