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SOAS in the Media 18 Feb-24 Feb

25 February 2020

There has been significant coverage in reaction to the announcement that Professor Adam Habib will be the next Director of SOAS. Coverage includes Times Higher Education, Mail & Guardian,, Research Professional News, The Times (South Africa), Eye Witness News and over 70 other global media outlets. 

Items related to Asia 

  • TIME, CNN, Bloomberg, Toronto Star and over 200 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, comments on the political, economic and social impact of Covid-19 in China - 24 Feb
  • MSN Taiwan, LINE TODAY TW, China Change: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute signs open letter from more than 60 international scholars calling on Xi Jinping to return free speech to the Chinese people - 23 Feb
  • Business India, The Diplomat MagazineMiddle East News, Zimbabwe Star and over 25 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, talks about the 'Chinese Dream' in relation to the 'American Dream' - 18 Feb
  • France24: Dr Subir Sinha, Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Development discusses Donald Trump's visit to India - 24 Feb
  • Head Topics, The Star Malaysia: Dr Soe Tjen Marching, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian compares chouce of wearing the Kebaya and hijab by Indonesian women - 23 Feb
  • Hindustan Times: Avinash Paliwal, Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy, writes about relations between India and Afganhistan - 24 Feb
  • The Dawn News: Research Associate Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi speaks about the tomb of Jehangir as part if the Lahore Literary Festival - 23 Feb
  • ThePrint: Research Associate Ayesha Siddiqa writes about Pakistan's jailing of Hafiz Saeed - 21 Feb
  • Dawn (Pakistan): Economics lecturer at SOAS Nadir Cheema writes about Pakistan’s massive public debt vulnerabilities - 19 Feb
  • The Times: George Magnus, Research Associate, comments on the affect of the coronavirus outbreak in China - 18 Feb
  • The Guardian: PhD candidate Ayesha Fuentes comments on the use of human remains in Tibetan Buddhist practice - 23 Feb
  • South China Morning Post, PhD candidate Joe Buckley, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on Vietnam's economy - 23 Feb
  • Counter Currents: Alumni Priyanka Krishna writes about social injustice in India - 24 Feb
  • South China Morning Post: SOAS alumnus Owen Churchill writes about the coronavirus outbreak in China - 22 Feb
  • Pelikula Mania, My Movie World, Adobo In coordination with Philippine Studies at SOAS, the Daang Dokyu Documentary Film Festival premieres previously archived documentaries from the Philipines - 21 Feb

Items related to Africa 

Items related to the Middle East

  • Sky News: SOAS Director, Valerie Amos discusses the ongoing humanitatian crisis in Syria - 20 Feb
  • Dr Orkideh Behrouzan, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology visits the ‘Contemporary Iranian Art and the Historical Imagination' exhibition in Boston - 23 Feb
  • CNN, ABC 17 News, EIN News and 18 other media outlets: PhD candidate Mohammad Ali Shabani comments on Iran's upcoming elections - 20 Feb
  • Saudi Gazette, Russia Today, Asharq Al-Awsat and 12 other media outlets: SOAS alumnus Stefano Carbone is appointed CEO of the Museum Authority in Saudi Arabia - 19 Feb
  • Mubasher (Arabic): SOAS hosts talk on Palestinian author Atef Al-Shaer's book "Map of Absence" - 24 Feb

Items related to other regions/SOAS General 

  • Europa Press, Diario Financiero and four other media outlets: Dr Dan Plesch, Director of CISD spoke at the first international forum at the University of Duestro, Bilbao on 20 February on how universities can influence the promotion of justice and peace - 18 Feb
  • Boom Live: Mashood Baderin, Professor of Law, comments on the resurfacing on Facebook of a news article from 2014 falsely claiming that Islamic sharia law has been “enshrined in the UK legal system” - 20 Feb
  • The Guardian, BrillFilms, Yahoo News UK: Myriam François, Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies writes about why we need more than speeches about the problem of whiteness - 19 Feb
  • The Guardian, UC News and three other media outlets: Dr Rob Faure Walker working on the Corridors of Power project at SOAS discusses the implications of the government's Prevent strategy - 21 Feb
  • TLS: Emeritus Professor Colin Shindler reviews the book, A History of Facism in France - 21 Feb
  • Channel 5 News: Hau-Yu Tam, Masters student of International Studies and Diplomacy discusses racism against East Asian people in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak - 19 Feb
  •, Breitbart News: Teaching Fellow, Emma Dabiri, is featured in this BBC Three clip about modern slavery - 24 Feb
  • Harper's Bazaar Arabia: Interview with recent PhD graduate Alia Al-Senussi about Hemmerle jewellery - 20 Feb
  • Jornal Tribuna de Macau: SOAS alumnua Carmen Amado Mendes takes over as the head of the Macau Scientific and Cultural Center (CCCM) in Lisbon - 19 Feb
  • Daily Sabah: Article about exhibition of the works of SOAS alumus and photographer Emre Rende - 19 Feb
  • Skinny: SOAS alumnus Georgia Barnes discusses the release of her new album 'Seeking Thrills' - 19 Feb
  • Emory University: Memorial service at Emory University, Atlanta for alumni Professor Sidney Littlefield Kasfir - 24 Feb
  • Inside Philanthropy: Coverage of the announcement that SOAS will be one of 12 universities included in the George Soros network - 18 Feb
  • Times of India: Article about artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy's 'moonwalk' video which is currently featured in the Brunei Gallery's 'A Passage Through Passages' exhibition - 24 Feb
  • Sunday Post, Daily Mail,, The National (Scotland) and over 200 other UK media outlets: SOAS is listed as one of four UK universities pursuing beekeeping or honey-harvesting schemes. - 21 Feb