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SOAS in the media 28 February 2014

28 February 2014

Gilbert Achcar was interviewed by Open Democracy about his latest book The People Want, Rachel Dwyer's film presentations in Lahore were reported in Tribune, Robtel Neajai Pailey was interviewed by Academics Stand Against Poverty on tackling corruption in Liberia, Stephen Chan assessed Zimbabwe's leader on his 90th birthday on BBC Radio 4, Phil Clark was interviewed on RFI about key moments in a trial concerning Rwandan genocide.

And Robert Mugabe reaches 90, Stephen Chan helps us assess Zimbabwe's leader
BBC Radio 4 - 21/02/14
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The people want – but do they have a chance?
Open Democracy - 21/02/14
Interview with Professor Gilbert Achcar about his latest book, The People Want

What remains of the Arab Spring
elgtv.com - 21/02/14
Op-ed written by Professor Gilbert Achcar

Innovative Methods to Tackle Corruption in Liberia
Academics Stand Against Poverty - 24/02/14
Interview on Robtel's children's book and her work to fight corruption in Liberia

More Masala Please: Bollywood formulas, Hollywood genres
Tribune - 28/02/14
Rachel Dwyer gives a talk and slideshow at Lahore Literary Festival

Fundamentally Lahori
Dawn.com - 23/02/14
Rachel Dwyer moderated a session on the filming of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Making of a 'masala' film
Dawn.com - 24/02/14
Rachel Dwyer presents a session on the ‘ingredients’ of a typical Bollywood masala film

Paris trial of Rwandan Pascal Simbikangwa approaches key moment
RFI - 24/02/14
Dr Phil Clark interviewed about why today is likely to be a key moment in the trial about Rwandan genocide

Dr Phil Clark's round up on newspaper round-up on Ukraine, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Monocle - 24/02/14
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Boko Haram: Government Silence Does Little to Inspire Confidence Bala Lamin
Think Africa Press - 25/02/2014
Bala Lamin on why the Nigerian government's silence and distraction tactics over recent Boko Haram attacks contributes to its perception of ineptness.

Universities press on with doctoral training plans despite AHRC knock-back
Research Professional - 26/02/2014
"Meanwhile, the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, another failed bidder, aims to increase studentships in line with last year’s haul of six from the AHRC, according to Richard Black, the pro-director of research and enterprise at SOAS. Black says the school was “obviously very disappointed” at not successfully becoming part of a DTP."

Diaspora groups as development actors: levelling the playing field
Guardian - 25/02/14
Sebastiana Etzo included in a panel of experts offering 10 ideas for engaging diasporas in the development process

Man Booker International Prize plans announcement in Cape Town
The Man Booker Prize - 25/02/14
"The judging panel for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 is chaired by Marina Warner CBE, the writer and academic and consists of novelist Nadeem Aslam; novelist, critic and Professor of English at Oxford University Elleke Boehmer; Editorial Director of the New York Review Classics series, Edwin Frank and Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at SOAS, University of London, Wen-chin Ouyang."