Dermot Feenan , associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), explores, in Counsel Magazine , the place of compassion in legal practice.
SAS in the media
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ), will explore the multisensory world in a new BBC Radio 4 series, The Uncommon Senses. Starting this week, it comprises ten 15- minute episodes. The first five parts are: Making sense of the senses (20 March); Interoception (21 March); The predictive brain (22 March); Dinnertime: a multisensory extravaganza! (23 March); Smell, emotion and memory (24 March.
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) discusses the German genocide of the Namibian people in the New African magazine.
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in a Stuff.co.nz article exploring the procedures that will be put in place should the Queen die, and whether Prince Charles will inherit her position as head of the Commonwealth. The latter is not hereditary and Professor Murphy points out that ‘It’s a complete grey area.’
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), commemorates in The Conversation , Namibia’s 27th independence anniversary with an article entitled ‘ Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature’. Namibia (formerly known as South West Africa) gained its independence from South African rule on 21 March 1990.
Senate House Library’s loan of several books from its Goldsmiths Library to the Italian Senate, has been acknowledged in Arezzo Web and Affari Italiani articles (in Italian). They highlight a new Italian exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which took place on 25 March 1957.
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) applauds the international community for finally waking up to the critical situation across the Horn of Africa. But, he writes in The Conversation , ‘in the rush to provide help to those facing starvation one community has been ignored: Eritreans.’ The story has been picked up by Yahoo! UK .
Dr Johan Siebers , associate fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), speaks to Thrive Global about the philosophical aspects of the new digital age. In the interview he tackles artificial intelligence, consciousness and the organic unity of semantics and syntax.
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), features on the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking programme where she discusses Donald Trump and explores the changing idea of The American Dream and America First and the way these ideas are represented in political rhetoric, art and fiction.
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explains to the BBC (from 2:29) that the British government has a rather ambivalent relationship with the Commonwealth, which connects 2.5 billion people. Speaking outside Westminster Abbey (see below), he also pointed out why he thinks the organisation as it is currently organised needs to reform.