SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 21 Jan - 27 Jan

28 January 2020

Coverage from Financial Times, San Francisco Business TimesUniversity World News, Il Giornale and 12 other media outlets, that SOAS will be one of 12 universities included in the George Soros network as announced on Thursday 23 January. 

This week, Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Insitute provided his expertise on the the coronavirus outbreak in China for Channel 4, BBC News, Times Higher Education, Arabnews24 and over 30 other media outlets worldwide. 

Items related to Asia 

  • Sunday PostSteve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Insitute discusses the diplomacy behind China's pandas - 26 Jan
  • Bloomberg-Quint: Steve Tsang, Director of SOAS's China Institute, comments on an article about Joseph Tsai, a Canadian billionaire businessman and philanthropist born in Taiwan - 22 Jan
  • Monocle: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute contributes to a podcast on the extradition hearing for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou - 21 Jan
  • The Hindu, Times of India, UrduPoint, IndiaToday and 36 other media outlets: The SOAS India society protest against the CAA and NRC - 26 Jan
  • Financial Express, India Finance News, Express Pharma: Rachel Dwyer, professor of Indian Cultures discusses the ancient Indian lanaguage Sanskrit - 25 Jan
  • Blogarama: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Assoicate at SOAS's South Asia Institute blogs about political instability in Pakistan - 22 Jan
  • South China Morning Post: Professor Hazel Smith, Professorial Research Associate, comments on reports of a crackdown on hwagyo in North Korea - 23 Jan
  • Daily Star (Bangladesh): A lecture by Gaudiya Nritya exponent Rachel Priyanka Perris was held at SOAS last week - 21 Jan
  • The Diplomat Magazine: SOAS graduate Will Doran asks if the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s advocacy can help change Jakarta’s harsh drug laws - 23 Jan

Items related to Africa 

  • BBC London 94.9 (Radio), BBC Nottingham: Professor of International Relations, Stephen Chan speaks about the lack of any equitable relationship between Africa and European countries when it comes to trade - 26 Jan
  • Bulawayo24 News: Professor Stephen Chan comments on the Zimbabwean lost solidarity with fellow heads of State from Africa - 21 Jan
  • Nigerian Tribune, Punch: Dr Alastair Fraser, Lecturer in African Politics is quoted on UK-African relations - 27 Jan
  • France24, Nederlandsdagblad: SOAS Doctoral Candidate Lucia Kula contributed to discussions on Luanda leaks and the fortunes of Isabel dos Santos - 20 Jan
  • Nyasa Times, Malawi Nyasa Times, AllAfrica, Malawi24 and 4 other media outlets: Coverage of The President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Peter Mutharika's visit to the UK and SOAS - 25 Jan
  • GhanaWeb,, Former Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor pays tribute to Baroness Valerie Amos during her visit to Ghana to launch the SOAS partnership with MountCrest University - 27 Jan
  • The Washington Post, Coverage of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy's event, Africa: Basketball Diplomacy Focus Group in Paris - 24 Jan
  • Uganda Daily Monitor, Article about SOAS alumnus Ben Matogo, London representative of the Ugandan National Resistance Movement - 26 Jan
  • The Muslim Times: Profile on SOAS alumnus Adu Boahen - 25 Jan

Items related to the Middle East

  • DailyExpressOneWorldNews, Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, comments on the ongoing unrest between Iran and the US - 25 Jan
  • University World News: Dr. Gabriele vom Bruck, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology contributes a letter about Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites - 25 Jan
  • Legal Tribune Online: Dr. Leila Alikaram, discusses the situation of the legal profession in Turkey and Iran - 25 Jan
  • Yemenonline: Helen Lackner, Research Associate, writes about the political situation in Yemen - 24 Jan
  • The Conversation, Veysi Dag, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies, writes about the Kurdish diaspora - 27 Jan
  • Daily Hunt,, Toward Freedom,: Kaweh Kerami, PhD Researcher at SOAS, asks why it’s been nearly four months since Afghans went to the polls, yet the final results are yet to be confirmed - 22 Jan

Items related to other regions/General SOAS news

  • The Daily Telegraph, Moose Gazette,, Director Valerie Amos referenced as the only black leader of an academic institution in the UK - 24 Jan
  • Yorkshire Post: Professorial Research Associate, Professor Guy Standing's report on Universal Basic Income is referenced - 27 Jan
  • BBC News: Sheena Shah, a specialist in endangered languages at London’s SOAS, contributes to a piece looking at how dozens of alphabets around the world are at risk - 22 Jan
  • Article mentions that SOAS researcher Emma Dabiri will presents BBC4's upcoming programme Britain’s Lost Masterpieces - 22 Jan
  • MetroMoose Gazette,, Newsfeeds : Tell Mama, a national project which records and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the UK, used SOAS resources to remind people that thousands of Sikhs from the Indian sub-continent fought and died for Britain in the First World War - 21 Jan
  • The Spectator: References the ‘Empire, Faith & War – The Sikhs and World War 1’ exhibition at the Brunei Gallery in 2014. - 25 Jan
  • British Vogue: Article about SOAS alumna and author Emma Paterson - 25 Jan
  • Philippine Star: Blog from a student studying Tagalog Beginners evening classes at SOAS - 24 Jan