SAS in the media

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 .

'America’s role in the deliberate violation of democracy' in newly independent African nations

Monday 16 August 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
White Malice: the CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa by Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has had a starred review in Kirkus , the US-based book review magazine. It exposes the extent of the CIA’s involvement in plots to eliminate certain regimes in Africa, particularly in the Congo and Ghana, just as the countries shook off European colonial rule in the mid-20th century.

Between the Holocaust and Israel: the Jews jailed on Cyprus

Tuesday 10 August 2021
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Eliana Hadjisavvas , Jewish history fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), is quoted in the AFP News Agency story ‘ Between the Holocaust and Israel: the Jews jailed in Cyprus ’. The article has been republished by France 24 , the International Business Times , RTL Today , Y Net News , 24Matins.uk and MSN.com .

Unrest in France

Sunday 8 August 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , a cultural historian at the University of London's School of Advanced Study, contributed to the weekly US podcast, ' What Happens Next ', with a discussion on the rise of France’s gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protestors as a response to the actions by the Macron government. He also spoke about the risk of violence and civil unrest, the potential for a Marine Le Pen electoral victory in the country's next election, and the French perceptions of the success and failures of Brexit.

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