Academic Work


  • Ian Shaw (2016) Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Introduction available here.


Public talks

  • February 2017. Panellist. Drones, Lies, and Privacy: Trust and Accountability in the Era of Mass Surveillance.  Sydney Ideas, University of Sydney.
  • August 2015, Policing Surplus Populations: Drone Warfare and the Enclosure of the Planet, Power and Space in the Drone Age, Neuchatel University, Switzerland.
  • July 2015, The Predator Empire: A Mechanical Monster? Reconfiguring Global Space: The Geography, Politics, and Ethics of Drone War, Indiana University, U.S.
  • November 2014, “Drone-worlds,” Only Human? Festival, Glasgow.
  • December 2013, Panelist, “Dirty Wars” screening, Edinburgh Cameo Cinema.
  • March 2013, ‘The Rise of the Predator Empire in Pakistan’, University of Edinburgh  Pakistan Society
  • December 2012, ‘Welcome to the Disposition Matrix: The Who, the Why, the Where, and the How of U.S. Targeted Killings’, Glasgow Stop the War meeting.
  • November 2012. ‘Predator Empire: The Geopolitics of U.S. Drone Warfare’, Future of the Middle East Conference sponsored by GRAMNET, University of Glasgow, U.K.
  • October 2012, ‘The Rise of the Predator Empire: Tracing the History of U.S. Drones’, The University of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • October 2012, ‘The Civilianization of Drone Warfare’, The Edinburgh World Justice Festival, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • January 2012, ‘Predator Empire: The Geopolitics of Drone Warfare’, University of Oregon, U.S.
  • October 2011,  ‘Shadow Wars: The CIA’s Secret Drone Campaign in Pakistan’, Aberystwyth University, U.K.



  • Remote: a documentary about drones and humans (2017).
  • Remote. A 2015 documentary short I produced while at the Met Film School in London.


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