SAS in the media

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).

Martin Plaut on Mnangagwa’s efforts to reboot Zimbabwe’s economy

Tuesday 3 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in the CNBC article, ‘ Zimbabwe is intent on 'leapfrogging 18 years of isolation' with China's help ’, which highlights Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s effort to reboot the country's economy. The story has been picked up by GK Men , MSN India , The Zimbabwean , and South Africa’s Business Report .

Professor Crossick offers advice on how UKRI funding should be allocated

Thursday 29 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, distinguished professor of the humanities at the School of Advanced Study, offers some advice on how funding from UK Research and Innovation should be allocated in the Research Professional article, Resist big shift towards project based funding, UKRI advised (log in to read the article).

Dr Williams features in New York Times article on UN’s Hammarskjöld investigation

Tuesday 27 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, The Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa by Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been used to inform the New York Times article ‘ UN renews push to solve its biggest mystery: Hammarskjöld’s death ’.

Professor Melber debates Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency and remembers Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo

Monday 26 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on what Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency might mean for ordinary South Africans. In a Nordic Africa Institute blog, he says the multi-millionaire businessman will be fantastic for investors: ‘A president they can trust will uphold a steady and predictable market. This wasn’t the case with Jacob Zuma constantly rocking the boat.

IP’s ‘Self-impressions at Tate’ event in Jersey Evening Post

Monday 26 March 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Last weekend’s (24–25 March) ‘Self-impressions at Tate’ event organised by The Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and the Warburg Institute, was highlighted in the Jersey Evening Post . The unique public engagement event was curated by philosophers and neuroscientists who invited visitors to take part in a range of hands-on experiments to learn about their ‘sense of self, and how it is constantly being modelled and reproduced.’

Dr Onslow comments on the Queen’s role as head of the Commonwealth

Monday 26 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in the Majesty article ‘ Unifying force ’ (behind a paywall) which focuses on the Queen’s role as head of the Commonwealth, February’s announcement that Prince Harry will have an official position in the organisation and next month’s week-long Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit in London. And in The Round Table journal she reports on the recent ICWS/King’s College London meeting with leading British figures and senior Commonwealth diplomats.

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