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SOAS in the media 7 March

7 March 2014

Dr Mike Jennings and SOAS graduate Libby Powell featured in the Guardian on the benefits of a SOAS Development Studies degree, Dr Rahul Rao explained the role religion played in Uganda's anti-gay Bill on Radio 4, Professor Gurharpal Singh was featured on Radio 4 programme 'Three Pounds in my Pocket', Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith published a letter in Financial Times on rights of Tatars in Crimea, Bolly Spice reported on an event hosted by Professor Rachel Dwyer with film director Anand Gandhi, Professor Alfredo Saad Filho was interviewed by Queries Magazine on Democratic Malaise and NeoLiberalism, Professor Colin Shindler's book review on The Idea of Israel, A history of power and knowledge was published in History Today Reviews, Professor Deniz Kandiyoti was quoted in an article on how small-tech advances can help the world’s poor women in SciDev.Net.

A master's could help you to get ahead in international development
Guardian - 07/03/2014
"That's why she signed up for a master's at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in dispute and conflict resolution. She learnt about the world's hotspots, past and present – Rwanda, Argentina, Gaza – and drank in the message that peace and development go hand in hand."

Ugandan anti-gay bill
BBC Radio 4 - 02/03/2014
Dr Rahul Rao explains what role religion has played in Uganda's anti-gay Bill.
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Rights of the Tatars must be respected
Financial Times - 04/03/2014
Letter published Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith

The Idea of Israel, A history of power and knowledge
History Today Reviews - Mar-14
Book review by Professor Colin Shindler

Tech can give women the space to fight for their rights
SciDev.Net - 03/03/14
"Writing about Afghanistan, feminist academic Deniz Kandiyoti, a professor at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, United Kingdom, said: “The blueprint for gender mainstreaming is destined to remain hollow if it continues to inhabit a technocratic space that is almost entirely divorced from political processes.”

Anand Gandhi at exclusive event at SOAS in London
Bolly Spice - 04/03/2014
Professor Rachel Dwyer hosted an event with film director Anand Gandhi

Democratic malaise and neoliberalism
Queries, European Foundation for Progressive Studies - winter 2013-2014
Interview with Professor Alfredo Saad Filho

Yanukovych and the Criminal Court
Voice of America - 28/02/2014
Dr Phil Clark interviewed about the possibility of Russia handing over Viktor Yanukovych to the International Criminal Court

Strikes justified, suppression not, experts say
Cambodia Daily - 06/03/2014
"The authors—including a team from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, South Korean and Philippine union groups, and the Asia Monitor Resource Center in Hong Kong—traveled to Cambodia to speak with workers and union activists following the government’s suppression of garment strikes in January during which five people were killed."

Expert views: Ukraine, Russia and Europe's energy security
Carbon Brief (Web) - 05/03/2014
"But countries should also look at how they can collectively improve their resilience to price shocks if Russian gas supply is set to continue to be volatile, says Dr Harald Heubaum, Lecturer in Global Energy and Climate Policy at the School of Oriental and African Studies."