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SOAS in the media 13 December 2013

12 December 2013

Professor Stephen Chan and Dr Wayne Dooling have continued to been interviewed extensively on Nelson Mandela, coverage includes Al Jazeera and all BBC Radio regional stations, including BBC World Service. Dr Lukas Nickel's research on the sculptures of the First Emperor in China's influence from the west was published on Live Science, NBC News and the Daily Mail, Dr Phil Clark was interviewed by La Presse Canada on reconciliation in Burundi and Rwanda, and SOAS was cited in coverage on campus protests this week.

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, could the era of great individuals be coming to an end?
City AM - 09/12/13
Piece written by Dr Wayne Dooling

Terracotta Warriors Inspired by Ancient Greek Art
Live Science - 10/12/13
Daily Mail - 11/12/13
Yahoo News - 11/12/13
Discovery News - 11/12/13
NBC News - 11/12/13
"It is perfectly possible and actually likely that the sculptures of the First Emperor are the result of early contact between Greece and China," writes Lukas Nickel, a reader with the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London"

Burundi: un samedi à Bujumbura
La Press.CA - 29/11/13
"C'est un endroit où les gens ne font pas que parler des divisions ethniques. Hutus et Tutsis travaillent ensemble», souligne Phil Clark, spécialiste des processus de réconciliation post-génocides et professeur à l'Université de Londres."

In India, a reporter misses the elephants of her childhood
Public Radio International - 10/12/13
"It was a dinner conversation that got me thinking about elephants. I was speaking with Rachel Dwyer, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and she was telling me about her research."

Zoroastrianism needs to adapt its archaic laws – or die
The Guardian - 08/12/13
"The exhibition on Zoroastrianism The Everlasting Flame, currently showing at London's School of Oriental and African Studies, should perhaps be renamed The Ever-Dwindling Flame." 

A Marxist take on economic meltdown
Financial Times - 08/12/13
"Costas Lapavitsas’s ‘Profiting Without Producing’ highlights the corrosive effect of finance" 

Nutrition for Growth: Will a $4.15 Billion Landmark Pledge Lead to Landmark Changes?
Think Africa Press - 12/12/13
As Elizabeth Hull, a nutrition specialist and anthropology lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, notes, the funding compact contains “a strong emphasis on private-sector principles such as value for money and so on…The approach promoted seems to be very ‘outcomes’ focused.”

University of strife: John Harris on the latest wave of student protests
The Guardian - 06/12/13
Most are from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, here because they know two Soas students are being held inside – and because of their own role in this week's convulsive events on campus.

Meet the student who is living a 'Pot Noodle branded life'
The National Student - 06/12/13
"You’re at SOAS, University of London. What year are you in, and what do you study?"

Second wave of mass student demonstrations planned in London
Independent - 09/12/13
"It was granted on Thursday and covers the university’s headquarters at Senate House, the University of London Union offices, the Warburg Institute, Brunei Gallery and main buildings of neighbouring Birkbeck College and the School of Oriental and African Studies."

University of strife: John Harris on the latest wave of student protests
The Guardian - 06/12/13
"Most are from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, here because they know two Soas students are being held inside – and because of their own role in this week's convulsive events on campus."