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SOAS in the Media: 7 Jan - 13 Jan

14 January 2020

This week many SOAS staff and students continue to provide their expertise on US-Iran relations and comment on the ongoing unrest in Iran. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor of Global Thinking and Comparative Philosophy, has commented on the ongoing unrest for NBC News, CNNDaily Express and La Nacion  and over 30 other media outlets. Dr. Seyed Ali Alavi, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies, has spoken to BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC, Sky News, Al Jaazera English and Arab Weekly. Mohammad Ali Shabani, PhD research student, has also commented on the onoing political unrest for CNN International, Moscow News and France24 and over 5 other media outlets.   

Items related to Asia

  • BBC Radio 4, New Statesman: Dr Dafydd Fell, Reader in Comparative Politics, was interviewed about Taiwan's presidential and parliamentary elections - 12 Jan
  • Japan Times, Japan Today, Kyodo News: Dr Bi-Yu Chang, deputy director of the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies comments on Taiwan's presidential elections - 11 Jan
  • Klse Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, discusses the Taiwan elections - 08 Jan
  • South China Morning Post, Yahoo! Singapore, : Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute discusses China's increased surveillance on public transport - 13 Jan
  • Betting Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, discusses Macau's economic future with China - 13 Jan
  • World Uyghur Congress: Rachel Harris, Professor in Ethnomusicology comments on on China's treatment of Uighur people - 10 Jan
  • The Times of Bengal, UC News: Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Culture and Cinema, set to appear on a panel discussion at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 - 08 Jan
  • StandNews, Line Today HK: Interview with SOAS Alumnus Feng Jingen about Taiwan's election - 08 Jan
  • Yahoo! India, Firstpost: SOAS alumnus Ayesha Minhaz writes about police targeting Muslims in India - 13 Jan
  • Aktual, Harianaceh: Article about SOAS offering Indonesian language classes - 09 Jan

Items related to Africa

Items related to the Middle East 

  • Daily Star: A report by SOAS academics Dr Dan Plesch and Martin Butcher is referenced - 8 Jan 
  • Dr Ayesha Siddiqa writes about the impact the US killing of General Soleimani will have in Pakistan - 09 Jan
  • EuroNews: Soraya Lennie, current MA International Diplomacy student, comments on US/Israeli conflict - 08 Jan

Items related to other regions / General SOAS news

  • The Star Malaysia, Jakarta Post, LGBT Life: Soe Tjen Marching, Senior lecturer in Indonesian writes about Indonesia's coverage of the conviction of Reynhard Sinaga in Manchester - 11 Jan
  • Cruise Critic, Travel Weekly: Dr Naomi Leite, Lecturer in Anthropology, comments on the changing place of technology in tourism - 07 Jan
  • Yorkshire Post: Professorial Research Associate, Professor Guy Standing's report on basic income in the UK is referenced - 13 Jan
  • ICAEW: Professorial Research Associate, Professor Guy Standing comments on the gig economy and job instability in the UK - 09 Jan
  • Cherwell Newspaper: Article references SOAS researcher's work into the unrecognised contributions of Latin American women at the foundation of the UN - 13 Jan
  • LondonJazz: Concert review featuring SOAS alumni Poppy Adjuda and Korwar - 12 Jan
  • The Guardian, LBC 97.3, Yahoo News UK,: Article on SOAS Alumnus Lavinya Stennett's black curriculum iniative - 08 Jan
  • The Guardian, Yahoo News UK, Wonderland Magazine: Review of album by SOAS alumnus Georgia - 10 Jan
  • BBC Radio 3: Interview with SOAS students Peadar Connolly-Davey and Yijia Tu about their band The Sages - 11 Jan