SAS in the media

How Grace Mugabe poaching claims benefit Zimbabwe’s new president

Thursday 12 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explains in The Conversation why investigations into Grace Mugabe’s suspected role in ivory smuggling could become a major political victory for the new Zimbabwean president. Emmerson Mnangagwa.

What’s Cyril Ramaphosa’s greatest challenge?

Thursday 12 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), gives his views on what he thinks is the single most crucial challenge for South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, in the Nordic Africa Institute blog.

ICWS proposals to protect journalists covered by international media

Thursday 12 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
‘Commonwealth principles on the role of the media in good governance’, a set of proposals put forward by a working group of academics at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) and journalists aimed at protecting the media’s right to report, have been highlighted in a range of media outlets.

'The Empire’s New Clothes' makes Guardian 'long read'

Tuesday 10 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Empire’s New Clothes: the Myth of the Commonwealth by Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is the subject of this week’s Guardian ‘long read’ column under the heading: Sorry, Brexiters. Banking on the Commonwealth is a joke , picked up by the Daily Express . In addition, extracts from the book are cited in two of the paper’s opinion pieces entitled Britain sees the Commonwealth as its trading empire. It is sadly deluded , and Does the Queen really deserve the Nobel peace prize? The latter has been picked up by Yahoo!

ICWS ‘media in good governance’ proposals highlighted in Indian media

Tuesday 10 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
‘Commonwealth principles on the role of the media in good governance’, proposals put forward by a working group of Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) academics and journalists aimed at protecting the media’s right to report, has been highlighted in the Hindustan Times and DNA India . They will be presented at ‘In defence of free media: what can the Commonwealth do’, a forum linked to CHOGM 2018.

Why scientists are battling over pleasure

Tuesday 10 April 2018
Warburg Institute
Dr Julia F. Christensen , a neuroscientist at the Warburg Institute , is quoted in the New York Times article ‘Why scientists are battling over pleasure’, which was picked up by The Times (behind a paywall), the Australian Financial Review , the Watertown Daily Time s and the International New York Times (print).

‘Robert Mugabe’ by Dr Onslow and Martin Plaut reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Monday 9 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Publishers Weekly has reviewed Robert Mugabe , a new publication by Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), and Martin Plaut , senior research fellow. The article commends the book for its ‘balanced assessment of 37 years’ worth of very tumultuous events’.

What rumours reveal about our deepest hopes and fears

Sunday 8 April 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Jo Fox, director of the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), discusses the history of propaganda and her project about Second World War rumours on Canada’s CBC Radio . During the show she highlights the difference between rumour and gossip explaining that although the former ‘can have a destabilising effect and are sometimes shared maliciously they also serve an important psychological function and should not be censored.’

Professor Hussey reviews ‘Alienation and Freedom’

Friday 6 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , OBE, the School’s professor of cultural history, reviews Alienation and Freedom , a collection of formerly unpublished work by collection of formerly unpublished writings collection of formerly unpublished writings collection of formerly unpublished writings Frantz Fanon, for the Literary Review (behind a paywall).

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