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SOAS In The Media: 27 November - 3 December

3 December 2019

Coverage from The Guardian, BBC, Sky News, The National (Scotland) and local UK press of the visit by Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn to SOAS on Tuesday 3 December. 

This week, Steve Tsang, Director of SOAS China Institute, discusses the impact of future trade deals between China and the US as a result of Hong Kong's ongoing unrest, as well as China's furture relationship with the West. This has equated to articles in approximately 55 media outlets including; The Independent, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post and the Hong Kong Economic Times.     

Items related to Asia

  • VICE: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute speaks to Vice about the relationship between North Korea and the US - 28 Nov
  • Yahoo! Japan, Livedoor: Rachel Harris, Professor in Ethnomusicology, discusses the destruction of Uighurs cemetery by Chinese government - 28 Nov
  • Global Voices,, Rising Voices, Global Diaspora News: Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Head of Endangered Languages Archive, speaks about public information for marginalized groups in India - 30 Nov
  • Firstpost: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at the South Asia Institute, discusses the Pakistan army and political situation - 29 Nov
  • Nikkei Asian Review: Ming-yeh Rawnsley, research associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies comments on the absence of independent Chinese films Taiwan’s annual film awards - 01 Dec
  • The Times of India: Review of South Asia Institute's showcase of Bengal's distinctive cultural heritage - 03 Dec
  • China Daily News,,, SOAS Alumni Fuchsia Dunlop featured in article about her fascination with Sichuan cuisine - 28 Nov
  • Monthly Review: Master's student, Justin Theodra reviews Geoffrey B. Robinson, The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965–66 - 01 Dec
  • The Hindu: Mentions the Brunei exhibition showcasing postcards from Chennai and Bengaluru in the 1900s - 30 Nov
  • The Nation: SOAS Alumni Waliya Mirza writes about poverty and welfare in Pakistan - 03 Dec

Items related to Africa

  • Koulouba: Dr Marie Rodet, Senior Lecturer in the History of Africa led project to digitise colonial archives - 28 Nov
  • Engineering News: Dr Antonio Andreoni, Lecturer in Economics, discusses the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the skills gap in South Africa - 29 Nov
  • Howe Business Daily: Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations, quoted in article about Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe - 29 Nov
  • Deutsche Welle (EN): Laura Hammond, Professor of Development Studies and regional expert on Somalia, comments on Somaliland's election - 01 Dec
  • Decideurs Strategie Droit Finance: Dr. Emilia Onyema's 'The African Promise' is referenced by Paris and Mauritius admitted lawyer, Dipna Gunnoo in an interview with Leaders League - 02 Dec
  • France24, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, Daily Mail, Modern Ghana News, Pulse Nigeria: Jeremy Keenan, Research Associate, talks about the helicopter collision in Mali - 27 Nov 

Item related to the Middle East

  • The Caravan: Dr Roy Fischel, Lecturer in History of South Asia, discusses Dakhni literature - 29 Nov
  • Qatar is Booming, Qatar Tribune: Coverage of the “Art Schools: Histories and Trajectories” conference where Hamid Keshmirshekan, Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of History of Art and Archaelogy, spoke - 28 Nov
  • Middle East Monitor: Article on a workshop on the developments in South Yemen where Thanos Petouris of SOAS, University of London, chaired a panel - 27 Nov
  • Gulf Times (UAE): Article on the eighth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art where SOAS scholars attended - 26 Nov

Items related to other regions / General SOAS news

  • BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: Dr Matthew Wilkinson, Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary Islam, discussed radicalisation and rehabilitation in context of recent terror events - 02 Dec
  • Thinking Allowed, BBC Radio 4: Dr Caspar Melville, Professor of Global Creative and Cultural Industries, was part of the Black music cultures in London programme on BBC Radio 4 - 27 Nov
  • Beyond Belief, BBC Radio 4: Narguess Farzad, Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies, discussed the appeal of the 13th century Persian poet Rumi as part of the Beyond Belieft programme - 02 Dec
  • True Viral News: SOAS mentioned as one of the institutions that require students to take place in group workshops on consent during enrolment week - 28 Nov
  • Environmental Data Interactive Exchange: Article citing SOAS report into funding for developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change - 29 Nov
  • Spiked: Dr Paul Stott, Faculty member of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy writes about Jeremy Corbyn's ties with Islamists - 03 Dec 
  • The Conversation: Ciaran Driver, Professor of Economics writes why Labour should focus on putting workers on boards - 03 Dec
  • Mixed Race Studies: Emma Dabiri, Teaching Fellow in African studies talks about her book, Don't Touch My Hair - 30 Nov
  • SOAS SILK Road Collective mentioned in article about MACFEST 2020 - 28 Nov
  • Article about Brunei Gallery Exhibition, African Textiles from the Karun Thakar Collection - 27 Nov
  • TLE - News Entertainment Lifestyle: Ben Fine, Emeritus Professor of Economics, signed letter regarding Labour's manifesto - 26 Nov
  • On London: Dr Subir Sinha comments on Hindu nationalist propaganda from India pentrating UK elections - 03 Dec
  • multipliciudades: Review of Professor of Development Studies, Guy Standing’s latest book, 'Plunder of the Commons' - 27 Nov
  • Waldina: Biography article on SOAS Alumni and writer, David Rakoff - 27 Nov
  • From Press: SOAS Alumna, Aya Chebbi, recieved the Campaign Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - 26 Nov
  • This is local London: Article about Wimbledon election candidates, including ex-head of the SOAS School of Law, Paul Kohler - 03 Dec