Book launch: Why We Fight

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Former British Army officer Dr Mike Martin launches his book, 'Why We Fight'.

In his talk, Dr Mike Martin will contrast the latest in cognitive research with his experiences of combat in Afghanistan, and offer up a unique view of what causes war.

He will talk about how the brain has evolved to seek status and belonging, and how this drives human beings, and particularly men, to make war and commit other forms of violence, including terrorism.

Furthermore, Mike will examine the effect that moral codes, religions, and shared ideologies have on increasing or reducing violence in the long term.

He will conclude by asking what this means for the future of all types of war: from global conflict to insurgency, and from civil war to terrorism.

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."