Podcast: Penny Von Eschen

“Rebooting the Cold War: Western Triumphalism and the Foreign Policy of Popular Culture”

Penny Von Eschen launched our lecture series on the 29th February with a talk on the ways video games like ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ promote foreign policy agendas and induce a biased perspective on U.S-Russian relations into popular culture.

We were really pleased to open our lecture series with such an invigorating talk from Penny and to see how the nature of U.S-Russian relations has developed from the end of the Cold War, and how the collaboration between these gaming companies and the American military reinforce the image of the ‘Russian’ enemy through the lens of the video game.

Watch the talk: