From iconic images of the recent refugee crisis over new forms of digital activism to online terrorist propaganda, images pervade world politics. The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the volume of scholarship about the significance of images in contemporary world politics. Yet, how to assess the political impact of images remains a significant theoretical and methodological challenge. This public roundtable brings together a number of scholars working on visual politics and the role of images in international relations to discuss how images matter in world politics.

Moderated by UQ HASS Executive Dean, Prof Tim Dunne our panel of distinguished speakers include: Prof Roland Bleiker and Dr Emma Hutchison from the University of Queensland, Prof Lene Hansen and Ms Simone Molin Friis from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. A/Prof Mehan H. MacKenzie from the University of Sydney and Prof Michael C. Williams from the University of Ottawa.

About Visual Politics Seminar Series

Listed below are the past and upcoming sessions of the Visual Poltics Seminar Series. Beginning from September 2016, the majority of seminars can be heard on the UQ POLSIS YouTube channel. If you would like more details, have any questions, or if you would like to present your own work please contact Prof Roland Bleiker at