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SOAS in the media 11 July 2014

11 July 2014

Extensive international coverage on the Brunei Gallery's 'Empire, Faith and War: Sikhs of World War One' which opened this week. This included the Sikh Channel, The Times, Hindustan Times and Apollo magazine.

Broadcast
Dr Simona Vittorini was interviewed by India Today on the new government in India.

Nationals
Anne Pauwels participated in a Guardian roundtable discussion on why we need to learn a second language; Gilbert Achcar's book 'The Arabs and the Holocaust' was cited by Robert Fisk in The Independent as "a volume of tremendous historical importance.

Online and international
Kevin Jon Heller was quoted in Washington Post on justice in Palestine; Kristin Surak published a piece in Open Democracy on renunciation of militarism in Japan; Jim Hoare published an article in East Asia Forum on Britain and North Korea agreeing to exchange defence attachés; Ciaran Driver's co-edited a TUC publication on corporate governance, launched in Westminster last week, was reported in Wired.gov and Touch Stone.

'Empire, Faith and War: Sikhs of World War One'
BBC Asian Network (26.15)
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Ramadan Tent Project
BBC Radio 94.9 – In Spirit - 06/07/14 (2:38:00)
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Ramadan Tent Project
Kuwait TV - 07/07/14
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Iraq conflict requires diplomatic steps, new counter-terrorism strategy
PenzaNews - 09/072014
"Nadje Al-Ali, professor and member of the London Middle East Institute at the SOAS University, stressed that the reasons behind the conflict are the US intrusion in 2003-2011, deprival of Sunni minority of their rights during the American military operation, and the worldwide increase of religious terrorism."

Dumping blame for the Holocaust on the Grand Mufti is an insult to its six million victims
The Independent - 06/07/2014
"...in the words of Gilbert Achcar, whose own research fills a volume of tremendous historical importance (The Arabs and the Holocaust) – and from the observation that Haj Amin and his colleagues were the only Nazi allies (apart from fascist movements) who gave their support to the “genocide plan”."

Lack of languages stifles Brits and Americans
Guardian.co.uk (Web) - 08/07/2014
Anne Pauwels participates in a Guardian roundtable discussing why we need to learn a second language

Will a British defence attaché to DPRK bring the countries closer?
East Asia Forum - 28/06/2014
Article by Dr Jim Hoare.

Abemaniac
Open Democracy - 09/07/2014
Article by Dr Kristin Surak 

Corporate governance reform needed, say authors from the City, politics, unions and academia
WiredGov (Web) - 08/07/2014
Dr Ciaran Driver's co-edited report on corporate governance cited.

Beyond Shareholder Value - the reasons and choices for corporate governance reform
ToUChstone (Blog) - 08/07/2014
"The publication is a collaboration and has been jointly edited by Ciaran Driver from SOAS, Peter Kenway from the New Policy Institute and myself. The full list of contributors is set out below."

Fair Trade coffee strong despite brewing controversy
Toronto Star Online (Web) - 04/07/2014
"Researcher Christopher Cramer at SOAS University of London found that wage workers at their Fair Trade research sites in Ethiopia and Uganda are among the poorest and most destitute."