SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 4 Feb - 10 Feb

11 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 BBC World ServiceThe Telegraph, The Independent, Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera and over 65 global media outlets.   

Items related to Asia

  • Timon Screech, Professor of Art History at SOAS, will speak at the opening of 'Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection' at Harvard Art Museums - 04 Feb
  • Strat News Global: Dr Avinash Paliwal, Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy discusses India's Myanmar policy - 10 Feb
  • Mansion Global, Barron's, SOAS Research Associate George Magnus writes about the effect of coronavirus on Xi Jinping's presidency - 06 Feb
  • Dailyhunt, Mint (India), PhD candiate in literary prizes Sana Goyal, writes about Deepa Anappara’s debut novel ‘Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line’ - 08 Feb
  • Ming Pao Daily News: A SOAS PhD candidate, writes about ongoing hostilies between China and Hong Kong - 10 Feb
  • Style - South China Morning Post: SOAS alumnus Own Churchill interviews a Whuan born Chinese-American about the coronavirus - 08 Feb
  • Style - South China Morning Post: Alumni journalist Owen Churchill writes on the coronavirus outbreak - 05 Feb
  • Focus Malaysia: SOAS alumni Richard Record is interviewed on Malaysia's economic prospects - 06 Feb
  • Korea Times: Alumni journalist Leonardo Wolfe writes on reforms to South Korea's prosecution service - 06 Feb
  • Dailyhunt, Wire: SOAS alumni Madhav Nayar writes on student protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in India - 05 Feb
  • Pelikula Mania, Business World (Philippines), Martin TF Wong, Lakwatsera Lovers, My Movie World: In coordination with Philippine Studies at SOAS, the Daang Dokyu Documentary Film Festival will show previously archived documentaries from the Philipines - 06 Feb

Items related to Africa

  • Moja News, LA Times, Quartz and over 30 other media outlets: Lucy Durán, Professor of Music, writes a statement about the damage the U.S. Transportation Security Administration made to Malian musician Ballake Sissoko's kora - 06 Feb
  • Daily Trust (Nigeria), News and 3 other media outlets: Dr Pallavi Roy presents SOAS-ACE research findings on corruption in the Nigerian electricity sector - 08 Feb
  • GhHeadlines, GhanaWeb, Peace FM and 15 other media outlets: Coverage of Dr. Gideon Boaka's appointment as Research Associate in the Centre for Global Finance - 09 Feb
  • Modern Ghana, News24 World, Prime News Ghana and 6 other media outlets: SOAS alumnus, Wamkele Mene has been voted as the first Secretary-General of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) - 10 Feb
  • Israel 21c: Article on SOAS alumni Claude Boucher, who preserves Malawian wood carvings - 05 Feb

Items related to the Middle East 

  • Al Bawaba: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, comments on the UK government's position towards the US - 04 Feb
  • Taking Sides: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, is interviewed on revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa - 06 Feb
  • & Arablit: Postdoctoral Fellow Nadia Ghanem interviews Algerian writer Abdelouaheb Aissaoui on his novel The Spartan Court - 04 Feb
  • The White Review: William Hale, Emeritus professor is referenced in this piece about the Black Sea and Turkey - 09 Feb
  • Middle East Institute: Alumni journalist Danny Makki writes on troubles in the Syrian economy - 06 Feb

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • Quillette: References Baroness Valerie Amos saying that universities would be failing “a generation of students if we don’t act now to reduce the BAME attainment gap" - 09 Feb
  • Cuba Debate: Coverage of Baroness Valerie Amos visiting Cuba as part of the Universidad 2020 International Congress - 10 Feb 
  • The Week:Deputy Director and Pro-Director (International) Professor Stephen Hopgood is referenced as saying that we are facing the “endtimes of human rights” in the article 52 ideas that changed the world: 34. Human rights - 07 Feb
  • Agency Tunis Afrique Press (TAP): Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, comments on the UK government's position towards the US - 04 Feb
  • BBC World Service Radio and over 40 other radio stations: Phil Clark, Professor of International Politics discusses global current affairs on the BBC World Service weekend programme (from 27 minutes) - 08 Feb
  • Ropes & Gray: Ben Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, took part in a webinar panel on using assessment as a tool to understand culture - 06 Feb
  • Taking Sides: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, wrtes on Putin's Russia and politcial mudslinging - 05 Feb
  • Inside Higher Ed: George Soros notes SOAS as part of the $1bn Open Society University Network - 04 Feb
  • Guyana Chronicle Online: SOAS alumna, Melina Harris writes about her experience living as a young Guyanese professional in London - 10 Feb
  • The Ecologist: SOAS alumni Maya Goodfellow is interviewed on the release of her book, Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats - 04 Feb
  • Harvard Law Today, Clinical and Pro Bono Programs: Aritcle on SOAS alumni Aminta Ossum teaching in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School - 06 Feb
  • Audiophile Audition: Biography of notable SOAS Alumnus, Paul Robeson - 09 Feb
  • SOAS Law Society has been nominated for Best Social Event in the Student Law Society Awards 2020 - 06 Feb
  • Organiser: Article on the centenery of Swami Vivekananda addressing the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago. SOAS mentioned - 04 Feb
  • Journal of Medical Ethics: A paper on decolonising ideas of healing in medical education. SOAS mentioned - 06 Feb