SAS in the media

Sir Ronald Sanders on Barak Obama and the Greek crisis

Monday 20 July 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) and candidate for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General, praises Barak Obama for his strong and courageous leadership on the Iran issue and comments on the International Monetary Fund’s stance on the Greek debt crisis.

Edible bugs are all the buzz

Tuesday 14 July 2015
Institute of Philosophy
A paper on entomophagy (the practice of eating insects) co-written by Dr Ophelia Deroy , researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), continues to generate press interest in the United States. Her findings are quoted in the Kansas City Star article, ‘Edible bugs are all the buzz’, which highlights a niche industry that is worth some US$20 million and growing. The story also appears in The Telegraph , which serves middle Georgia.  Read the article in the Kansas City Star   Read the article in T he Telegraph (Georgia, US)  

Professor James Manor interviewed by India’s Deccan Chronicle

Tuesday 14 July 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor James Manor, Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) fellow, gives his views on the impact of the nineties IT revolution in Karnataka (south India). He tells India’s Deccan Chronicle that the IT industry ‘seems to be driving the growth engine of the state’, a place he has been studying for nearly 45 years. Read the story in the Deccan Chronicle  

Dr Corinne Lennox's co-authored report features in the Guardian

Monday 6 July 2015
Human Rights Consortium
A minority rights report co-authored by Dr Corinne Lennox , Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) senior lecturer, features in a Guardian article highlighting the displacement of indigenous peoples and minority groups. ‘Minority and indigenous communities turned off own land in growing numbers’ quotes extensively from the report (published by Minority Rights Group International) which it says, ‘criticised the failure of governments to involve communities in their policymaking processes’. Dr Lennox’s chapter is available here , and the full report here .

The billion piece puzzle

Monday 6 July 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Dr Mattia Gallotti , who manages the School of Advanced Study's The Human Mind Project ( THMP ), has contributed to a feature in Nesta’s ((National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) The Long + Short magazine. Dr Gallotti's article, part of an item focusing on the international initiatives for the study of the human brain, highlights THMP's collaboration with world-leading thinkers from humanities, life sciences and beyond. He says understanding how the most complex object in the known universe works is the biggest challenge of our time.

Human Rights Consortium director on RTUK

Thursday 2 July 2015
Human Rights Consortium
In an interview with RT [Russia Today] UK, Dr Damien Short explains that the spread of shale gas fracking has immense implications for human rights particularly for local amenities, air, water and noise pollution. Speaking after giving ‘expert’ witness at the two Lancashire County Council pre meetings looking into fracking proposals for the Fylde coast, Dr Short says, ‘The environment is just as important to human rights as civil and political rights and access to due process’.

Food for thought on human rights - for a fiver

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium’s ( HRC ) first research ‘soup’ event organised by Dr Corinne Lennox  has been picked up by The Independent newspaper. According to the article, with controversy over the Conservative manifesto commitment to abolish the Human Rights Act, ‘It is certainly the right time to encourage research in this area.’ Read the article in The Independent   

Strawberries in the supermarket

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Research carried out in 2014 by Dr Ophelia Deroy  and Dr Merle Fairhurst at the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ) on the link between emotions and the smell of strawberries is attracting media attention again, in print and online. Read the full articles in: The Mirror   The Aberdeen Evening Express   The Irish Independent  The Jersey Evening Pos t The Guernsey Press BT.com    The Kent and Sussex Courier 

Dfid’s CHASE team: meet the unsung superheroes of the civil service

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Human Rights Consortium
Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) alumna Helen Richards has featured in the London Evening Standard for her work in Sierra Leone as part of a District Ebola Response Centre, where she helped set up treatment centres and surveillance systems. She said: ‘I worked with an incredibly committed team from the local ministry of health. People came back out of retirement to tackle Ebola. It was such a strong, locally-led response.’ Read the article in the Evening Standard   

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