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SOAS in the media 31 January 2014

31 January 2014

The £1 million gift from the MBI Al Jaber Foundation received coverage in The Times and PR Newswire, Professor Gilbert Achcar was interviewed by France 24, discussing the Arab spring three years after the first uprising, and also provided commentary on Mohamed Morsi for TakePart, Professor Wen-Chin Ouyang's latest book was reviewed in Times Literary Supplement and Dr Phil Clark commented on the AU summit and its role in resolving conflicts in CAR and South Sudan, which received coverage in Al Jazeera and Yahoo News.

London Middle East Institute Finds New Home in the MBI Al Jaber Building, SOAS, Thanks to Support from the MBI Al Jaber Foundation
PR Newswire - 27/1/14

SOAS college set for move to Russell Square after £1m donation from Middle East charity
Camden New Journal - 27/1/14

Gilbert Achcar, professeur, School of Oriental and African studies
France 24 - 30/01/14
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People Want review
Egypt Independent - 26/1/14 

Who Is Mohamed Morsi, and What Did His Presidency Mean for Egypt's Future?
Take Part
“After Morsi’s ouster, the Brotherhood could have called on people to continue to fight politically and asked for support, but they didn’t do that,” says Gilbert Achcar, a professor of development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and author of the book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. “But they didn’t do that. They just keep saying, ‘Morsi is president,’ over and over again. It’s absurd.”

ICC Secured Budget Increase
IWPR - 20/1/14
“The court operates on a shoestring budget, which greatly affects all of its work, particularly on-the-ground investigations,” Phil Clark, an expert in international justice at the London School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) told IWPR. “In fact, one reason the ICC has focused only on Africa to date is because of limited resources.”

Conflict tops agenda for AU gathering
IOL News - 28/01/14
“One of the issues for the AU this week is to add some clarity to exactly what its role will be,” said Phil Clark, politics lecturer at London's SOAS University."

CAR and South Sudan dominate African summit
Al Jazeera - 30/01/14
"Phil Clark, politics lecturer at London's SOAS University, said the AU faces criticism in its response to crises, especially in South Sudan and CAR"