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SOAS in the media Friday 1 April 2016

1 April 2016


Newsnight, BBC News Al Jazeera, CBC (Canada) and the Real News Network: Alfredo Saad Filho provided extensive commentary on the current political climate in Brazil, including commenting on whether Brazil’s President could be impeached

Monocle 24: Phil Clark discussed the US elections and Russia's withdrawal from Syria

 Al Jazeera: Verapat Pariyawong took part in a programme about the return to democracy in Thailand

BBC World Service and Regional: Hermione Harris interviewed in a programme on belief in supernatural powers and witchcraft

BBC World Service: Atta Athanasius Barkindo discussed the insurgency in northern Mali

Monocle Radio: Michael Buehler discussed inauguration of the first civilian president in Myanmar since 1962


Times Higher Education: Edward Simpson interviewed on how humanities teaching is changing

Times Higher Education (17 March): Published an obituary piece on Paul Webley

Evening Standard: SOAS student Maro Itoje interviewed on his studies at SOAS and his career in rugby

Evening Standard: Mentioned SOAS in an article on extremist speakers on campus


Newsweek: Mike Jennings contributed to a piece on the re-run of the Tanzanian elections

Bloomberg: Alfredo Saad Filho quoted in an article on the corruption allegations in Brazil and South Africa

International Business Times: Stephen Chan quoted in an article on Grace Mugabe, on the Robert Mugabe succession and the mounting problems in South Africa and the unlikelihood of the ANC opting for a change of leader

Citywealth: Gina Heathcote mentioned in an article on the recent Citywealth Powerwomen summit

Yahoo News: Subir Sinha noted as one of the signatories of a petition expressing solidarity over the police brutality on the students and faculty members of Hyderabad University

New Politics, Problematicca: Gilbert Achcar interviewed on his research and leftist politics in the Middle East

New Europe: Article on hearing at German Bundestag where Peter Leyland and Verapat Pariyawong spoke


PBS (USA): Fatemeh Shams profiled on her poetry

Newsweek: Atta Athanasius Barkindo quoted on the rise of Zakzaky’s IMN in Nigeria

Shanghai Daily: SOAS student Jackson Ronnie Swinhoe named winner of 15th UK Regional Competition “Chinese Bridge", a Chinese language competition

Hindustan Times: Rachel Dwyer contributed to article on dysfunctional families in Hindi movies

University Times: Hassan Hakimian discussed nature of SOAS’ specialisation in article on international perspectives on Islamic studies

Sudan Vision: Phil Clark quoted on the politics of the ICC in Africa

Times of India: Article on SOAS’ crowd funding campaign to save Prakrit classes

The Daily Star (Bangladesh): Kajalie Shehreen Islam, a PhD candidate at SOAS, wrote piece on survivors of wartime sexual violence in post-conflict Bangladesh

Al Arab: Gilbert Achcar and his research profiled

Cambodia Daily: Ashley Thompson quoted in article on research at the Banteay Chhmar temple complex

iDreamPost: Rachel Dwyer discussed the Saturn nominations for the film Baahubali

Chicago Tribune: Carter Page, a SOAS alumnus interviewed after he was announced as foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump

The Pioneer (India): Valerie Amos mentioned in article on British Council Education UK alumni awards

 Extensive coverage of the Everlasting Flame

Times of India: The Everlasting Flame exhibition mentioned as the most ambitious of the current series of exhibitions on Zoroastrianism running in India

International Business Times: Everlasting Flame exhibition mentioned in an article on India’s Zoroastrian community

Yahoo (India): Article on the Everlasting Flame exhibition

Newstrack India: Featured a piece on the opening of the Everlasting Flame exhibition

British Library blog item: By British Library Chief Executive Roly Keating ‘The British Library and India – an exciting new chapter’ and ‘Celebrating Noruz in Delhi with new 'Everlasting Flame' by Ursula Sims-Williams


Manuscript Society News: Featured a story on rediscovery of the Epic of Gilgamesh