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SOAS in the Media: 25 Feb-2 March

3 March 2020

This week, Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Insitute once again provided expertise on the coronavirus outbreak and the impact in China for Deutsche Welle, Taiwan News, China Post and 25 other global media outlets. 

Items related to Asia 

Items related to Africa 

  • DailyMagazine.News, News Finance Yahoo, LINE Today HK: Stephen Chan, Professor of International Relations comments on the USA's relations with Africa. Article also mentions Professor Carlos Oya's research-26 Feb
  • University World News: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor in global thought and comparative philosophies, comments on the US's move to make partnerships with African universities - 27 Feb
  • ArcyNewsy: Jonathan Beloff, researcher at SOAS, comments on Yoweri Musaveni and power shifts in East African politics - 25 Feb
  • Daily, The Conversation: PhD candidate Mohamed Taha writes about former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak - 28 Feb
  • Shindler, Emeritus Professor in Israel Studies, writes about former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak's relationship with Israel - 26 Feb
  • China Daily HK: References SOAS study into Chinese companies in Angola and Ethiopia - 28 Feb

Items related to the Middle East

  • ABC News, Vanguard, Toronto Star, Yahoo News UK, AP Associated Press and 100 other media outlets : Muhammad Abdel-Haleem, director of the Center for Islamic Studies discusses Saudi Arabia's decision to halt Muslim pilgrimage over coronavirus fears - 27 Feb
  • New Statesman, The World News: Dr Yair Wallach, Senior Lecturer in Israeli Studies discusses the political histroy of Israeli left - 02 Mar
  • Le Monde Diplomatique: Article by Professor Gilbert Achcar about the conflict between Washington and Tehran in Iraq - 01 Mar
  • Al Bawaba, Agency Tunis Afrique Press, Middle-East: Dr Tanja Tolar, specialist in medieval Islamic art, comments on UNESCO's decision to register Arabic calligraphy on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage - 27 Feb
  • Nestia: PhD candidate Mohammad Ali Shabani comments on Iran's upcoming elections - 26 Feb
  • BBC PersianStrait Times, Asia Insider: Orkideh Behrouzan, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Director of Studies for MA in Medical Anthropology, discussed the coronavirus outbreak in Iran - 26 Feb
  • SOAS alumnus Nicholas Danforth writes about Turkey's foreign policy - 28 Feb
  • Saudi Press Agency (Saudi Arabia), Arab News (Saudi Arabia) and 4 other media outlets: SOAS alumnus Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal becomes the first Minister of Sports in Saudi Arabia - 25 Feb

Items related to other regions/SOAS General 

  • Times Higher Education: Mentions the appointment of Professor Adam Habib as the next Director of SOAS - 27 Feb
  • Al Jazeera, World News Network, and 3 other media outlets: Lutz Oette, Director of the Centre for Human Rights discusses the impact of psychological torture - 27 Feb
  • The Conversation, Qrius, Eastern Mirror, National Interest: John Weeks, Professor Emeritus of Economics, writes about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy - 27 Feb
  • EGlobal Travel MediaThe Daily Brit, CIPR: SOAS PhD candidate and Research & Teaching Fellow Omar Salha speaks at the Global Finance conference on Soft Power - 26 Feb
  • Business Wire, Trading House, AP Associated Press and over 20 other media outlets: Sir Tim Lankester, former SOAS Director, joins the GBS Advisory Board - 26 Feb
  • BNR: SOAS alumnus Yumit Esser discusses the separation of the Bulgarian Exarchy during the Ottoman Empire - 28 Feb
  • Tages-Anzeiger: Feature on musician and SOAS alumna Georgia - 26 Feb
  • Superlinguo: Interview with SOAS alumna Emily Gref about her lingustics job - 01 Mar
  • Liverpool Echo, MSN News UK: Rensa Gaunt, a volunteer caseworker with SOAS Detention Support, comments on the Home Office's handling of asylum applications - 25 Feb
  • Devex: SOAS' anti-corruption initiative is praised in this article about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - 27 Feb
  • Seoul Times: SOAS is mentioned as one of the new European Executive Training Programme Korea (ETP) partners - 02 Mar
  • Magic, Free Radio: SOAS Arabic course is mentioned in article about Killing Eve characters - 02 Mar
  • The Hindu,, Mentions artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy's "Moonwalk” video which is currently on display as part of the "Passage through Passages" exhibition at the Brunei Gallery - 27 Feb