SAS in the media

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Hussey , OBE, the School’s professor of cultural history, reviews Alienation and Freedom , a collection of formerly unpublished work by collection of formerly unpublished writings collection of formerly unpublished writings collection of formerly unpublished writings Frantz Fanon, for the Literary Review (behind a paywall).

Dr Lennox’s research highlighted in UN General Assembly report

Friday 6 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Corinne Lennox’s (senior lecturer in human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ),) research on the global governance of minority issues features in a UN General Assembly report by the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues. The report, accessed here (click ‘E’ for the English version), confirms that the results of, and the suggestions put forward by Dr Lennox’s research, provide ‘useful insights and suggestions for the Special Rapporteur’s review of the operations, objectives and challenges of the Forum on Minority Issues’.

Dr Docherty features in Times Higher Education

Thursday 5 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr David Docherty, the School’s recently appointed honorary fellow, features in the Times Higher Education’s HE&Me column where he discusses business/university links, running marathons and his planned book about higher education.

How to make food sweeter without adding any sugar

Thursday 5 April 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Research by Dr Merle Fairhurst-Menuhin and her Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) colleagues is highlighted in the Psychology Today article, How to make food sweeter without adding any sugar . The story refers to experiments the post-doctoral research fellow has conducted, which found that participants perceived a vegetable appetiser served on a round plate as 17 per cent sweeter than when served on a square plate.

Professor Somerville talks about Britain’s legal position on ivory exports

Wednesday 4 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses Michael Gove’s announcement that Britain will toughen its laws on ivory exports as part of international efforts to combat the illegal ivory trade on BBC Radio Kent (from 1:25:54–1:29:12).

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