SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 16 - 22 June

23 June 2020

Items related to Asia

  • The Guardian, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, Johansen: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China and New Zealand's next steps in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic - 16 Jun
  • CNN, Business WeeklyThe Limited Times: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on disputes between China and India and how China's relationship with Pakistan also affects this - 16 Jun
  • The News Lens, New Delhi Times, VOA News and four other media outlets: Steve Tsang comments on Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer which Angers China - 17 Jun
  • Daily Express,, Russia News Now and 15 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's plans to use Covid-19 to ‘divide and conquer’ Europe - 16 Jun
  • Daily Express, India Times Post, Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Obama's failure to prevent China from building artifical islands used for military bases - 20 Jun
  • China Daily HK, China Watch: Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics and International relations, comments on CXi Ping's statement that China will cancel the debt of African countries, and he urged the world to provide debt relief to address the economic distress caused by COVID-19. - 22 Jun
  • El Diario NY, La Nacion, Bien Verde and seven other media outlets: Dr Lauren Johnston, Research Associate, SOAS China Institute, comments on how the coronavirus threatens the Silk Road, China's biggest foreign policy initiative - 22 Jun
  • UrduPoint, Nestia: Dr James E Hoare, Research Associate at the Centre for Korean studies, comments on the North Korea's attack on Liaison Office - 16 Jun
  • The Hindu, Popular Indi News: Prakriti Sharan, a Research Scholar comments on the work of India Post workers to continue to provide services to citizens during the pandemic - 20 Jun
  • Deutsche Welle: Farooq Sulehria, SOAS scholar, comments on claims that Pakistan's largest Sunni gathering, Tablighi Ijtima, fuels extremism - 17 Jun

Items related to Africa

  • Al Bawaba, Agency Tunis Afrique Press, Dehai : Dr Reem Abou-El-Fadl, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, comments on the resurfacing of disputes between African countries about the river Nile as the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) nears completion. - 18 Jun
  • South China Morning Post: Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics and International Relations, comments China proving economic relief to African countries during the Covid-19 pandemic. - 16 Jun
  • France Info: Dr Jackie Phillip, Research Fellow in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, comments on archaeological discoveries in the Ethiopian region of the kingdom of Axum - 21 Jun 
  • El Pais, Agenda Pública: Joanne Tomkinson, Research Associate in Politics and International Relations, comments on the abandoned and unfinished African buildings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic - 22 Jun
  • Council On Foreign Relations: Bulama Bukarti, Research Assoicate writes about Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA)'s recent attackes in Nigeria - 19 Jun

Items realeted to other regions/SOAS General

  • Crossroads Today, Channel 3000 and three other media outlets: SOAS Director Valerie Amos speaks on the need to decolonise curricula - 16 Jun
  • Blog – HEPI: Renata Albuquerque, Widening participation Manager, writes on post-Covid opportunities for widening participation - 16 Jun
  • The Conversation, Mike Jennings, Reader in International Development writes about what the merging of DFID with the Foreign Officer will mean for UK aid - 17 Jun
  • Al Jazeera: Dr Olamide Samuel, Senior Teaching Fellow at the Center for International Studies and Diplomacy, writes about e state of Global Arms control, ahead of US Russia talks in Vienna - 18 June
  • The Philosopher's Zone - ABC RN: James Mallinson, Reader in Indology and Yoga Studies, comments on the arrival of yoga in the West in the nineteenth century - 16 Jun
  • Euractiv: Riccardo Labianco, Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, writes about the possible violations of international law by Italy for its sale of two warships to Egypt - 21 Jun
  • Riflessioni e commenti di don Franco Barbero: Noemí Pérez Vásquez, Teaching Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, comments on the impact of Covid-19 on women in Venezuala - 16 Jun
  • Dhaka Tribune: Dr Hanns Kendel, Senior Teaching Fellow, comments on the Shikho, a Singapore-Bangladesh based education technology start up - 19 Jun
  • Anthropology News: Anna Colquhoun, member of the Food Studies Centre, writes about a Recipe for Polenta from Istria - 19 Jun
  • Huffington Post UK, Yahoo News UK, Westminster Hall debates: Dr Suriyah Bi, lecturer and researcher at SOAS, writes about the problem with predicted grades in applying for university - 18 Jun
  • Asharq Al-Awsat (UK): Article on Stephen Chan's book "Reflections on Diplomacy ... Comparative Cases in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy,” - 17 Jun
  • Medium: Article discussing the book Don't touch my hair by Emma Dabiri, Teaching Fellow in History - 21 Jun
  • Dr Aisha Phoenix, and Renata Alberquerque quoted commenting on the I’m not your n**** exhibtion on race founded by young people - 22 Jun
  • The Independent: SOAS academics from the Development Department sign statement calling on the UK goverment to drop the DFID merger with the Foreign Office - 18 Jun
  • Kenyan Daily Post, Pulselive, Radio Maisha and six other media outlets: Betty Kaari Murungi is awarded the post of Professor of Practice at SOAS - 16 Jun
  • London School of Economics, EIN News, BusinessGreen: LSE and SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance publish toolbox to steer central banks' coronavirus crisis response - 18 Jun
  • GQ UK: SOAS alumnus Maro Itoje speaks on racism in the UK - 16 Jun
  • Taiwan News, Focus Taiwan, Taipei Times, NUS News and seven other media outlets: Historian and SOAS alumnus Professor Wang Gungwu receives prestigious Tang Prize in Sinology - 20 Jun
  • FAD MagazineHackney London Borough Council: SOAS alumna Veronica Ryan comissioned to create one of two major new public artworks to honour Windrush Generation in Hackney - 22 Jun
  • The Boar: The work of SOAS Alumnus and Founder of The Black Curriculum Lavinya Stennett is referenced in relation to the campaign for putting Black history and colonial history on the national curriculum - 19 Jun
  • City Matters: Five tips for language learning from SOAS University of London - 22 Jun