SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 14-20 June 2022

21 June 2022

Items related to Africa

  • GB News, BBC Radio 4, BBC 5live: Phil Clark, Professor of Politics and International Relations, discusses the UK's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda - 15 Jun
  • Deutsche Welle: Phil Clark, Professor of Politics and International Relations, compares the scrutiny surrounding Rwanda's human rights record against that of Australia as Rwanda hosts the Commonwealth summit amid rights, security concerns - 20 Jun
  • TIME: Professor Lutz Oette, Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights Law, comments on how the UK's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda sets a dangerous precedent that high income countries might follow - 14 Jun
  • Bulawayo24 News: Stephen Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations, comments on China's interest in Zimbabwe's lithium reserves and China's direct investment in the country - 14 Jun

Items related to Asia

  • South China Morning Post: Stephen Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations, comments on a racist video featuring Malawi children repeat demeaning words made by a Chinese producer - 16 Jun
  • France24: Subir Sinha, Reader in the Theory and Politics of Development, discusses rising Islamophobia in India and how Modi's BJP is spreading anti-Muslim sentiment - 14 Jun
  • The Guardian: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Xi Jinpoing allowing a trial of military operations beyond China’s borders and what this means - 15 Jun
  • The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, AP Associated Press, New York Times: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Hong Kong textbooks enforcing China's interpretation of Hong Kong's history - 14 Jun
  • CNN: Michael Hutt, Emeritus Professor of Nepalese and Himalayan Studies, comments on the need for more research on the Nepalese feminist leader, Yogmaya Neupane - 17 Jun
  • Washington Post: Burzine Waghmar, South Asia Institute member, discussed Pakistani reactions on social and print media following the government urging rationing of tea consumption to conserve foreign exchange reserves - 16 Jun
  • Japan Forward: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute, analyses the speeches given by the defence ministers of Japan, the US, China and Singapore at the Shangri-La summit on East Asian Security - 14 Jun
  • Blogarama: PhD student Craig Ryder comments on how Sri Lankans are increasingly turning to social media to find basic goods and help raise money for the needy as the country faces an economic crisis - 15 Jun
  • ThePrint: Aadil Brar, MSc student in international politics with a focus on China, writes about how China has changed its military strategy-by recruiting Tibetan youth - 15 Jun

Items related to the Middle East

  • The Conversation, ForeignAffairs: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies, writes about how the new Iranian pop song "Hello Commander" aims to steer the country's youth away from American culture - 16 Jun

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • Classical Music, Colin's Column: Dr Satona Suzuki, Lecturer in Japanese and Modern Japanese History, consulted on the Royal Opera House's revival of Madame Butterfly - 17 Jun
  • Voice Online, Marie Claire: Former SOAS Director, Baroness Valerie Amos is awarded a ladyship from the Queen in Garter Day service - 14 Jun