SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 28 Jan - 3 Feb

4 February 2020

This week, Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Insitute continued to provide his expertise on the the coronavirus outbreak and the Chinese government's handling of the crisis for The Evening Standard, New York Post, Vanguard, CNN, and over 35 other media outlets. 

Items Related to Asia 

  • CNN,, Folha de Sao Paulo and 15 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Chinese technology firm Huawei being granted a limited role in building Britain’s 5G network - 28 Jan
  • Southeast Asia Globe: Dr Carlo Bonura, Senior Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Studies, provides a commentary on Brexit and its effects on Southeast Asia in the Southeast Asia Globe - 30 Jan
  • The Caravan: Rahul Rao, a Senior Lecturer in politics at SOAS, writes about the protests in India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act - 30 Jan
  • Hindustan Times, UC News: Avinash Paliwal, Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy writes about India's foreign policy- 02 Feb
  • New Age (Bangladesh): Shapan Adnan, Professorial Research Associate, comments on Bangladesh's economy at the SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference in Dhaka - 03 Feb
  • ThePrint: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at SOAS, writes about Pakistan, in the aftermath of General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension - 28 Jan
  • The Korea Herald, EDaily TV: Keith Howard Emeritus Professor of Music, discusses the study of traditional Korean art - 03 Feb
  • Style - South China Morning Post: SOAS alumnus Owen Churchill writes that the US House approves Tibet bill in latest human rights challenge to Beijing - 28 Jan
  • Style - South China Morning Post: SOAS alumnus Own Churchillwrites about coronavirus, and the World Health Organisation - 29 Jan
  • Hyperallergic: The Philippine Studies department has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the University of the Philippines to digitize four important early works of Philippine cinema - 31 Jan
  • Asian Independent: SOAS India Society sign a joint letter to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi- 02 Feb
  •, Asian Independent: The SOAS India society protest against the CAA and NRC - 28 Jan

Items Related to Africa

  • Law Society Gazette: Dr Emilia Onyema, Reader in International Commercial Law is mentioned as one of the founders of the African Promise iniative designed to ‘improve the profile and representation of African arbitrators' - 03 Feb
  • Business Day Nigeria, AllAfrica, Vanguard: Dr Alastair Fraser, Lecturer in African Politics is quoted on UK-African relations - 31 Jan
  • Graphic Ghana, Coverage of SOAS visit to Ghana to launch the SOAS partnership with MountCrest University - 01 Feb
  • The Ghanaian Times, : 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 - 29 Jan
  • International Migration Institute Network: A Research and Evidence Facility (REF) has been created, led by SOAS, produce evidence for strengthening resilience in the greater Horn of Africa - 29 Jan
  • EIN News, Daily Maverick, J'Ou.vert Radio: Alumnus Emma Ruiters writes about why African should be cautious of Boris Johnson - 02 Feb
  • Oglinks, Club of Mozambique: Alumnus Estêvão Tomas Rafael Paleis the new Chairman of Mozambique’s state-owned oil and gas company ENH - 29 Jan

Items Related to the Middle East 

  • Daily Express, Nestia: Dr Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, comments on the ongoing unrest between Iran and the US - 29 Jan
  • Inside Arabia - Dr Dara Salam, Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Studies writes about Turkey's invasion of Syria and the failure of US Foreign Policy - 28 Jan  
  • Le Monde diplomatique: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, writes about Iraq relations with the US and Iran in light of the ongoing unrest in the Middle East - 29 Jan
  • Middle-East, Arab News,, DW: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, criticies Britian's positioning in relation to Trump's peace plan between Israel and Palestinian - 03 Feb
  • Catherine Hezser, Professor of Jewish Studies, discusses why Israeli cuisine is one of the most nutritious in the world - 03 Feb
  • Anwalts Blatt: Leila Alikarami from the Center for Iranian Studies was a guest at the House of Democracy and Human Rights in Berlin with Amnesty International to draw attention to precarious work situations - 29 Jan
  • Refugee Studies Centre: Veronica Ferreri, a PhD student at SOAS, investigates the emergence of a new Syrian diasporic subjectivity - 29 Jan
  • Al Sharq: Article about SOAS alumnus Sheikha Alia, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations - 30 Jan

Items Related to Other Regions/SOAS General 

  • Mirage news, Vanderbilt News, Vanderbilt University: Professor Rachel Beckles Willson, will take part in a workshop to examine impact of global marketplace on Western classical music in the US - 31 Jan
  • Video of Costas Lapavitsas, professor of Economics at SOAS discussing Brexit - 31 Jan
  • Refugee Studies Centre: Recording of Dr Laura Hammond, Head of Department and Reader in Development Studies on Imposing Aid: Thirty Years of Emergency Assistance to Refugees - 29 Jan
  • Refugee Studies Centre: Obituary on Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond founder the Refugee Studies Centre who was awarded an honorary doctorate from SOAS - 29 Jan
  • Antiques Trade Gazette: Corrina Ellis and Chih-En Chen have been awarded the inaugural BADA Friends Brian Morgan Prize - 29 Jan
  • The Guardian, Yahoo! UK and Ireland: Obituary of SOAS alumnus, John Hindley - 31 Jan
  • How To Spend It: An article on England rugby player and SOAS alumnus Maro Itoje - 30 Jan
  • Evening Standard, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, Moose Gazette: SOAS student Julia Kozakova speaks about Brexit and her experience applying for settled status - 31 Jan
  • Dhaka Tribune: Coverage of the announcement that SOAS will be one of 12 universities included in the George Soros network - 31 Jan
  • The Brunei Gallery will host the Stand Up To Racism Trade Union Conference on 8 February 2020 - 02 Feb