SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 31 July - 6 August

6 August 2019

Items related to Middle East

Al Jazeera: Politics lecturer, Rafeef Ziadah, is quoted about the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO)

The Nation: Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, Gilbert Achcar, wrote on recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria and spoke to Alaraby TV and the European Institute of the Mediterranean in Barcelona on revolutions in the Middle East

Lobelog: Associate Member of the Centre for Iranian Studies, Ghoncheh Tazmini, wrote on the Iran-UK tanker crisis


Items related to Asia

BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme: Professor of Sikh and Punjab Studies, Gurharpal Singh, was interviewed on the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir

Bloomberg; the Independent and the Straits Times: Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, was quoted on the Hong Kong protests

Study International: Professor Steve Tsang was also quoted in an article on global Chinese academic censorship and by Svenska Dagbladet in an article on China’s unemployment rate

Times Literary Supplement: An extract from Professor Stephen Dodd’s translation of Life for Sale (1968) by Yukio Mishima was included in the TLS  and was mentioned in the Japan Times

Other regions / General SOAS News

Times Higher Education covered Baroness Valerie Amos' appointment as the new head of University College Oxford, from September 2020 as did the Oxford Student; The Voice online; The Oxford Mail

The Voice: reported on the pioneers honoured during SOAS graduation week

The Herald: quoted Phil Clark, lecturer in comparative international politics, in an article on the world’s longest-serving rulers.

World Finance: quoted Dr Ulrich Volz, Head of the Department of Economics at SOAS University of London, in a piece about Malaysia as a rising superpower