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SOAS in the media 15 November 2013

15 November 2013

SOAS has appeared in BA in-flight magazine Highlife, courtesy of alumna Fatima Bhutto who recommends SOAS Library and Brunei Gallery for a visit, Dr Dina Matar commented on new Hamas spokesperson Isra Al-Modallal, Dr Stephen Hopgood's latest book featured in THE's 'Books of the Week', Dr Phil Clark contributed to a debate on ICC vs. African justice and Professor Keith Howard commented on commercialised pop music in South Korea. 

London tales: Fatima Bhutto
Highlife - 11/13
"Fine, so you've eaten and your arms are killing you from carrying all those books, but before you go home, stroll through Russell Square and visit the School of Oriental and African Studies"

Surprise as Hamas appoints British-educated spokeswoman
The Week - 13/11/13
"Dr Dina Matar, author and senior lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, argues that Hamas's reputation as a misogynistic organisation is unjust. As a result, the world shouldn't be surprised by this appointment, nor should it be seen as a stunt."

A move in the right direction? After years of restricting women's rights Hamas hires Isra Al-Modallal as its first female spokesperson
The Independent - 12/11/13
"But Dr Dina Matar, a former foreign correspondent who is now a senior lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and wrote the book What It Means to be Palestinian, says: “Women have always been an important part of Hamas. Certainly this is a clever tactic but it’s also not as male-dominated or homogenous as might be perceived.”

The Endtimes of Human Rights, by Stephen Hopgood
THE - 14/11/13
Featured in 'Books of the Week'.

South Korea's One Direction: Super Junior's Wembley gig shows K-Pop is on the rise
The Independent - 8/11/13
"According to Keith Howard, a professor of music at the Centre for Korean Studies at SOAS University in London, this is typical of the wave of pop music that evolved in South Korean in the mid-2000s run by "ruthless" management companies, which were not afraid to drop members and substitute new ones for commercial reasons."

ICC vs. African justice
Press TV
Dr Phil Clark contributes to the debate.
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Dr Phil Clark on the defeat of the M23 rebel group in eastern Congo and current peace talks taking place in Pretoria
Deutsche Welle - 08/11/13
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Top Political UK Universities: Best Institutions For Politics, Debating And Campaigning
HuffPost Student - 12/11/13
SOAS featured in this survey

VIDEO: 'Muslim Brotherhood
Evening Standard - 14/11/13
"Speaker Mohamed El-Nabawy had to be ushered off stage by security guards when around 30 demonstrators stormed a lecture theatre at Bloomsbury’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), which is part of the University of London."

Interview on Iranian foreign policy
Deutschlandfunk - 09/11/13
Ali Fathollah-Nejad interviewed on the negotiations between Iran and Geneva

Mo Ibrahim Foundation High-Level Annual Governance weekend takes off in Ethiopia
Shout-Africa - 10/11/13