SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 20-26 July

27 July 2021

Items related to Asia 

  • BBC Radio 5live: Dr Satona Suzuki, Senior Teaching Fellow in Japanese Language and Culture discussed Japanese culture and the Olympics opening ceremony - 23 Jul
  • The Conversation, The Week UK, ForeignAffairs.co.nz: Fabio Gygi, Lecturer in Anthropology, writes about why the Tokyo Olympics branding adds to the stereotypical view of Japan but why doesn’t make it appropriation - 26 Jul
  • BBC World Service: Dr Jieyu Liu, Deputy Director of the China Institute discusses China's three-child policy - 22 Jul
  • The Independent: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's relations with Afghanistan as the US withdrawals from the country - 20 Jul
  • ABC News, AP Associated Press, Daily Mail: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's complaints at NBC News' about how the network depicted the country's map when its athletes marched during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics - 26 Jul
  • East Asia Forum: Carlo Bonura, Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian Politics, writes whether 'Global Britain' in Asia allay post-Brexit uncertainties with Europe - 23 Jul
  • China Radio International: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at SOAS China Institute, takes part in a radio discussion looking at what lessons the organisers of the Beijing Olympics 2022 may be able to take from the Tokyo Games - 22 Jul
  • China In Context: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at SOAS China Institute, hosts a podcast analysing the role of the Quad, an informal defence pact involving the US, India Japan and Australia, with Gordon Arthur, Asia Pacific Editor for Shephard Media - 20 Jul

Items related to Africa

  • BBC Radio 4, SABC News: SOAS Director Adam Habib, spoke about the ongoing unrest in South Africa following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma - 23 Jul
  • Daily Maverick: SOAS Director Adam Habib, writes about the ongoing unrest in South Africa - 23 Jul

Items related to the Middle East

  • Plus61J: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor of Israel studies writes about Israel’s Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid's speech at the Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism’ in Jerusalem - 23 Jul
  • The Conversation, Irish Sun, Qrius, IndiaGazette: Kaweh Kerami, PhD Candidate in Development Studies writes about what the Taliban's could return to power mean for Afghanistan - 26 Jul
  • CNN: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at the South Asia Institute spoke about relations between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban - 26 Jul
  • ThePrint: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at the South Asia Institute comments on Pakistan's Army chief General Bajwa's talks with the UK and US over the Taliban - 26 Jul

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • The I: Alison Scott-Baumann, Professor of Society and Belief comments on the UK government's free speech bill - 20 Jul
  • Jewish Chronicle: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor of Israel studies reviews The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present by Ralph Hope - 23 Jul
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Henrietta Wilson, Teaching Fellow in CISD, interviews Nikita Smidovich about the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) and the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) - 21 Jul
  • The Guardian: Interview with artist and SOAS alumnus Osman Yousefzada - 26 Jul
  • FEnews.co.uk: SOAS University named in list of top UK universities producing future entrepreneurs and CEOs - 22 Jul