SAS in the media

The Commonwealth is enticing for Zimbabwe

Wednesday 2 May 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explains, in The Round Table and the Africa @ LSE blog , why rejoining the Commonwealth is such an enticing project for Zimababwe’s new regime.

Professor Churchwell’s ‘Behold America’ covered in the media

Tuesday 1 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Behold , America: A History of America First and the American Dream by Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), has received coverage in the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine, BBC Radio 4’s Today (from 2:47:12–2:52:05) and BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking show (link tomorrow), why she wrote. She explains in these pieces what drew her to the two concepts: ‘America First’ and the ‘American Dream’. The book has also been reviewed in the Times .

Professor Blakemore comments of ‘decapitated pigs’ head’ story

Friday 27 April 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Institute of Philosophy’s Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), comments on the ethical impacts of brain research in a Times article entitled, ‘Decapitated pigs’ heads are brought back to life’. The story has been picked up by The Australian (behind a paywall).

Dr Shaw explains how to make the most of IHR’s library and resources

Wednesday 25 April 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Matthew Shaw , Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) librarian, has written a short piece for the Archives and Records Association magazine (print). Entitled ‘Making the most of the Institute of Historical Research, its library and other resources’, it provides an overview of the Wohl Library and the current work being done on the institute’s archive. In addition, it highlights IHR’s training activities autumn’s History Day, organised in collaboration with Senate House Library.

Professor Alderman makes cameo appearance in ‘Disobedience’ film

Wednesday 25 April 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Geoffrey Alderman , senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), will make a cameo appearance in the movie version of Disobedience by Naomi Alderman. It stars Rachel Weisz as a young woman estranged from her father, a highly respected orthodox Rabbi. Professor Alderman plays himself and appears (very briefly) in this YouTube trailer (at 1.51).

Court injunction to protect UK Oil and Gas threatens right to protest

Wednesday 25 April 2018
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Damien Short , co-director of the Human Rights Consortium, is quoted in the Red Pepper article 'Court injunction to protect UK Oil and Gas threatens our rights to protest’. It highlights a case brought by campaigners in South East England opposing UK Oil and Gas efforts to curtail their right to protest against oil exploration in the area. ‘Companies are apparently seeking to protect their own interests at the expense of human rights to peaceful assembly and expression’, say Dr Short. ‘This is deeply worrying.

End of the American dream? The dark history of ‘America first’

Saturday 21 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses, in the Guardian , the dark history of ‘America first’, the slogan at the heart of Donald Trump’s election campaign and his inaugural speech.

Dr Loideain on Google vs the right to be forgotten

Friday 20 April 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nora Ni Loideain , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, features in the Guardian’s ‘ right to be forgotten ’ podcast. It focuses on Google’s unsuccessful landmark case against the businessman who wanted links to a previous conviction taken down from the search engine

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