SAS in the media

Afghanistan - a hell on earth

Monday 20 September 2021
Human Rights Consortium
Nigina Istanakzai-Zarifi, Amnesty UK Country Co-ordinator for Afghanistan and distance-learning student on the School of Advanced Study's MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights , discusses Afghanistan’s political situation in ‘ Afghanistan – a hell on earth ’. She says that pushing for protecting human rights will be a 'monumental task with the Taliban in control. However, to ensure Afghans can live in safety, security, and dignity, we need to face this reality with clear eyes.

The unanswered questions about the death of Dag Hammarskjöld

Saturday 18 September 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , a senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), whose book, Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa (2011), marks the 60th anniversary of the death of the former United Nations second secretary-general with a Labour Hub article entitled ‘ Sixty years on: the unanswered questions about the death of Dag Hammarskjöld ’. The crash of Hammarskjold’s plane also features in her new book  White Malice: The CIA and the Neocolonisation of Africa 

Map as encylopaedic feast

Friday 17 September 2021
Institute of Classical Studies
Dr Victoria Leonard , Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ) research fellow, has published an article in the Church Times on Hereford’s Mappa Mundi, which she says reveals more than physical features and geographical boundaries.

Trump's unique brand of American fascism is still haunting us

Tuesday 14 September 2021
School of Advanced Study
Material from Professor Sarah Churchwell’s 2020 New York Review of Books essay, ‘ American fascism: it has happened here ’, has been used to inform the AlterNet article, ‘ Trump's unique brand of American fascism is still haunting us ’. Professor Churchwell is the School of Advanced Study' ( SAS ) public engagement chair, American literature professorial fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES) and director of the annual Being Human festival of the humanities. 

Prof Smith unpacks the meanings of 'taste'

Monday 13 September 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), unpacks the meanings of taste in a World of Wine article, the first in a series looking at the philosophical implications of widely used terms in the wine lexicon.

Dr Susan Williams' book on the CIA's activities attracts media attention

Sunday 12 September 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
White Malice: the CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa , a new publication by Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in several national and international media outlets and US radio talks. The latter include the Karen Hunter, Lurie Daniel and John Fugelsung shows and the former, the Guardian , BBC World Service , The Scotsman , UnHerd , Russia Today (in Arabic) and ResPublica .

Arbitrary justice: the fate of environmental defenders in Honduras

Wednesday 1 September 2021
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Dr Ainhoa Montoya , director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies ( CLACS ) at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), and CLACS postdoctoral research assistant Dr Rupert Knox , have contributed a news article to the North American Congress on Latin America Report on the Americas. Entitled ‘ Arbitrary justice: the fate of environmental defenders in Honduras ’, it outlines the long, convoluted legal proceedings through which the Honduran state seeks to curb environmental defenders’ opposition and dissent.

Encouraging landlords on Hawai’i to put aside section-8 stereotypes

Wednesday 1 September 2021
Cheryl Bellisario, an alumna of the Human Rights Consortium’s ( HRC ) MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights , highlights, in Ka Wai Ola , the critical issues of affordable housing and homelessness in Hawaiʻi Island which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. She is the administrative assistant for Hawaii’s Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, focusing primarily on policy and advocacy.

Paris: a history of a city

Sunday 29 August 2021
Professor Andrew Hussey, a cultural historian at the school of Advanced Study, explores the history of Paris in the latest Newstalk podcast presented by Patrick Geoghegan, modern history professor at Trinity College Dublin.

SAS welcomes the 2021 cohort of Chevening scholars from the Eastern Caribbean

Saturday 28 August 2021
The School of Advanced Study (SAS) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) have been named in articles in Barbados Today , St Lucia Star , Bajan Reporter , Loop Barbados , Radio Caribbean International , Winn FM , Dominica News Online announcing the 15 Eastern  Caribbean recipients of the prestigious 2021 Chevening programme. Three of the successful candidates, Shaquille Kemar Newton from Barbados, Arya Redhead from Grenada and Michelle Slack from St Kitts and Nevis, will be pursuing IALS’ LLM in Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy .

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