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SOAS in the media 28 March 2014

28 March 2014

Professor Laleh Khalili's recent ESRC funding grant was featured in THE, SOAS' new MSc Environment, Politics and Development programme was reported in Asian Correspondent, Dr Laura Hammond was quoted in Epoch Times on the Somali Government's control of Al-Shabab, Professor Andrew George answered a six-year-old's question about the world's first language for 'Ask an adult' in the Guardian, Dr Jieyu Liu spoke on The World Tonight about the grieving process in China following the Malaysian air incident, Dr Kristin Surak was a guest on BBC News discussing declining numbers of children being born in Japan, Professor Gilbert Achcar was interviewed by ITN news on the sentencing of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Professor Werner F Menski was interviewed on NBC about child marriage in Pakistan, Burzine Waghmar was interviewed on Press TV about Persian New Year and SOAS students celebrating the Hindu festival Holi was featured in the press.

Weak Somali Government Struggles to Oust Al-Shabab
Epoch Times - 26/03/14
""Al-Shabab is in no hurry to seize control of Somalia,” said Dr. Laura Hammond..."

What was the first language?
Guardian - 26/03/14 
Professor Andrew George writes piece about the first languages in the world for 'Ask an grown-up'.

Dr Jieyu Liu on the grieving process in China, following the Malysian air incident
The World Tonight - 25/03/14
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The beginning of the Persian New Year
Press TV - 21/03/14
Burzine Waghmar interviewed. 
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How Kenya Took on the International Criminal Court
Global Post - 25/03/14
"This has been about as comprehensive a process of undermining as you can imagine,” said Phil Clark, a lecturer in international politics at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)."

Lembit Opik reports assault to police after powder was thrown at him at Hindu festival
Evening Standard - 25/03/14
"Mr Opik, 49, was filming outside the School of Oriental and African studies in Bloomsbury, central London when three young men in their twenties came up to him and threw dye at him before running away"

New MSc Environment, Politics and Development
Asian Correspondent - 26/03/14
"SOAS, University of London launches an exciting new MSc programme in Environment, Politics and Development."

Bastards documentary premieres at Birds Eye View Festival - Sex, single-mothers and the law in a modern Muslim country
The Fan Carpet (Blog) - 27/03/14
"The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A with Deborah Perkin, Ziba Mir-Hosseini (legal anthropologist at SOAS, a leading authority on Islamic law regarding women, a founding member of Musawah)" 

58% increase in Applicant Open Day bookings for SOAS
Pressbox.co.uk  - 26/03/14
"SOAS, University of London, the world’s leading institution in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, experienced a 58% increase in the number of student bookings for their latest Open Day on 17th March thanks to their new Student CRM from Data Harvesting."