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SOAS in the media 14 March

14 March 2014

West End Extra and Construction Enquirer covered developments at Senate House North Block, SOAS South Asia Institute hosted a lecture on Challenges of Democracy in India by Salman Khurshid, as reported by TamilNet, the Tribune and other Indian outlets, Professor Jae Hoon Yeon spoke on BBC World Update on vocabulary differences in North and South Korea, Professor Rachel Dwyer's talk 'If it wasn't for Lahore, Bollywood wouldn't be Bollywood' was aired on BBC local Asian radio, Professor Nirmala Rao's talk on 'Women in Leadership' was featured in an article in HindustanTimes, Dr Phil Clark spoke on Voice of America about the possibility of Russia handing over Viktor Yanukovych to the ICC.

Diary: Touch of glass for Senate House as new atrium is planned at Bloomsbury’s iconic skyscraper
West End Extra - 13/03/2014
Coverage on North Block Senate House developments

Trio chase £20m London Senate House revamp
Construction Enquirer - 14/03/2014
"The £20m job will involve lowering a courtyard area and installing a large glass roof structure to provide extra study space for students from the School of Oriental and African Studies."

Khurshid takes on SC, EC
The Tribune - 14/03/2014
"Speaking on the “Challenges of Democracy in India” at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) here last night, Khurshid said the Election Commission's model code of conduct made it difficult for parties to win elections."

Professor Jae Hoon Yeon on vocabulary differences in North and South Korea
BBC World Update - 13/03/14
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New Delhi FM wants Tamils to talk to Colombo for India to have leverage
TamilNet - 13/03/2014
"[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 March 2014, 07:20 GMT]
The New Delhi Establishment’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Salman Khurshid, in answering a question after his address at the SOAS in London on Wednesday, said..." 

‘Glass ceiling still there for women’
Hindustantimes - 13/03/2014
"Organised by the UK Telugu Association, the discussion, on “Women in Leadership: Diverse Voices and Changing Vision” included speakers Sangeeta Bahadur, director of the Nehru Centre, Nrimala Rao, pro-director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SAOS) and Rama Bala, consultant cardiologist."

“If it wasn’t for Lahore, Bollywood wouldn’t be Bollywood”
BBC local Asian radio - 09/03/2014
Rachel Dwyer talks about her experience with the Indian film industry

The possibility of Russia handing over Viktor Yanukovych to the International Criminal Court
Voice of America - 07/03/2014
"Ukraine’s parliament voted this week to attempt to prosecute Yanukovych at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. But Moscow is unlikely to hand over its long-time ally to face international justice, said Phil Clark..."

Congolese Rebel's Conviction Only a Qualified Success
IWPR - 11/03/14
"Kevin Jon Heller, a professor of criminal law at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), pointed out that the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) was essentially unable to prove any of the charges that it originally brought against Katanga, and which judges confirmed before the start of the trial."

"Phil Clark, a close follower of the ICC and an expert in international politics at SOAS, told IWPR that the conviction was only a partial success for the OTP.