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SOAS in the media Friday 27 June

27 June 2014

SOAS experts continue to comment on Iraq, Professor Nadje Al-Ali was a guest on BBC Newsnight, Dr Ghoncheh Tazmini commented on the relationship between Iran and US, in relation to Iraq, in Voice of Russia and Dr Erica Hunter was a guest BBC Scotland Sunday programme discussing the origins of ISIS. Professor Salwa Ismail was a guest on BBC World Service Weekend discussing Egypt among other issues. Dr Hassan Hakimian was quoted in Gulf News and Zawya on the Middle Eastern ecomomy. Dr Enze Han published an article a post-coup Thailand in the Diplomat. Dr Marie Rodet was interviewed by Liberation about the history of nationalism and federalism in Mali. Dr Phil Clark commented on the trial of Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo, accusations of match fixing by the Ghanaian football team and a FIFA representative on Monocle Radio. Professor John Weeks' latest book was reviewed in THE. Professor Colin Shindler published piece in Jewish Chronicle about Jews in World War One. Professor Gilbert Achcar's latest book was reviewed in New York Review of Books. Yoriko Otomo provided legal insight on animal law for a Channel 4 documentary on dog fighting. Senate House developments were reported in Construction News and Building Magazine. WSJ International featured The Arts of Southeast Asia exhibition and the upcoming Empire Faith and War exhibition.

Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei damps speculation of thaw with West
Voice of Russia UK - 24/06/2014
"Dr Ghoncheh Tazmini, an associate of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, says Iran and the US still have clearly differing agendas: “There’s no confusion over what this threat is, however there are over-arching policies that give a different perspective to the nature of the threat in terms of long term regional stability... ”

BBC Newsnight - 23/06/2014
Professor Nadje Al-Ali discussing Iraq
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Collective efforts needed to transform Middle East economy
Gulf News online - 21/06/2014
"Dr Hassan Hakimian, director of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI), SOAS, suggested last week that “regarding a ‘Marshall Plan’, [there is] the argument that a focus on creation of new jobs, while itself very important, should not miss out the importance of preparing a competitive and skilled supply of local workforce in the medium and long term”.

Graham Construction wins £17m contract to redevelop Bloomsbury’s Senate House for the University of London
Construction News Online - 23/06/2014
"SOAS director Paul Webley said: “The refurbished Senate House North Block will offer state-of-the-art research, teaching and student provision, all in one precinct, and create a centralised 21st century campus for our world class institution.  “The architecturally revolutionary design honours the heritage of the building and caters to the needs of our students, staff and visitors.”

“Quand Kayes rêvait également de faire sécession”: Nationalisme et Fédéralisme au Mali/"When Kayes also dreamed of secession": Nationalism and Federalism in Mali
Liberation (French national paper) - 23/06/2014
Interview with Dr Marie Rodet

World War I and the Jewish question
The Jewish Chronicle - 20/06/2014
Article by Professor Colin Shindler

What Happened to the Arab Spring?
The New York Review of Books - 20/06/2014
"Malise Ruthven writes a review for The New York Review of books on Gilbert Achcar latest book"

Reflections on a Post-Coup Thailand
The Diplomat (online) - 25/06/2014
Article by Dr Enze Han on Thailand's political unrest

Economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich, Obscures Reality and Distorts Policy, by John F. Weeks
The Times Higher (online) - 26/06/2014
"Thus writes John Weeks, emeritus professor of economics at Soas, University of London, in his preface. Although his book has a distinctively Keynesian flavour, he is writing primarily in the tradition of radical economists such as Thorstein Veblen, Joan Robinson, John Kenneth Galbraith and Gunnar Myrdal in his quest to expose economic myths."

The Globalist
Monocle radio - 23/06/2014
Dr Phil Clark comments on current affairs

The Arts of Southeast Asia
Wall Street International - 23/06/2014

Empire, Faith & War
Wall Street International - 20/06/2014