SAS in the media

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.

St Vincent PM recovering in hospital after rock attack by anti-vaccine protester

Friday 6 August 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow and ambassador to the Organization of American States, comments, in the Guardian , on the anti-vaccine protester attack on the president of St Vincent and the Grenadines as he walked through a group of about 200 protestors to get into parliament.

Narendra Modi’s power and cult endanger the BJP

Tuesday 3 August 2021
Professor James Manor , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow, analyses Narendra Modi’s influence on India’s Bharatiya Janata Party in The Wire article ‘ Narendra Modi’s power and cult endanger the BJP ’. It may sound strange, he said, but the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) greatest political asset ‘also poses the gravest threat to the party’s organisation and its future’.

How some countries are using digital ID to exclude vulnerable people around the world

Tuesday 3 August 2021
Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies ( CLACS ) visiting fellow, has published an article in  The Conversation . It uses her research with Haitian-descended populations in the Dominican Republic to warn about the potential pitfalls of contemporary digital ID systems. The text mentions '(Re)Imagining belonging in Latin America and beyond: access to citizenship, digital identity and rights', a conference  hosted by CLACS in collaboration with the  Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion .

Building an ultra processed mind

Monday 2 August 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and Centre for the Study of the Senses, joined doctors Chris and Xand VanTulleken in a wide-ranging discussion on their podcast, ‘ A thorough examination ’. The episode looked at how Ultra-Processed Food (UPF) is affecting our health, how food companies use sensory marketing to make consumers like and want their foods, and what this does to our brains.

Edgar Allan Poe’s engagement with science

Tuesday 27 July 2021
Warburg Institute
The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science  by John Tresch, Warburg Institute professor of history of art, science, and folk practice, continues to feature in the media with reviews in NewsBreak and Salon .

Prof Smith's anosmia research acknowledged in Sunday Morning Live interview

Sunday 25 July 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith’s research on one of the main symptoms of Covid-19, the temporary loss of taste and smell (anosmia), was applauded in a BBC Sunday Morning Live (from 47:35) interview with chef Rylan Riley. He confirmed that he drew on the expertise of the director of the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Centre for Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) to create a cookbook with menus suitable for patients who have suffered a dramatic change in their sense of taste.

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