Episode 2: Emotion as a Policy Tool

How can emotions inform better decision-making? And what do gothic novels and national security policies have in common?

In this episode of RUSI Journal Radio, hosts Demi, Emma and Ed are joined by Claire Yorke for a discussion on atmospherics, the pandemic response, post-9/11 policymaking and more.

Claire is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Center for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, where she leads a new project on empathy and international security.

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Demi Starks

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Former Director of Publications

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Director, Special Projects


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