SAS in the media

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.

The Queen: her Commonwealth story

Monday 26 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The BBC documentary, The Queen: her Commonwealth story , on which Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), was employed as a consultant, aired at 9pm on 26 March. Presented by George Alagiah, it explored how her role as head of this family of nations has affected the Queen as a monarch and as a person. A Times report (behind a paywall) on the programme includes a quote from Professor Murphy explaining the significance of the 1961 dance between the Queen and Ghana’s President Nkrumah.

SAS alumna publishes research with Wiley Online

Friday 23 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Understanding and Securing Human Rights MA alumna Becca Bunce has published an article entitled ‘Accessing feminism’ with the Wiley Online Library .

Professor Hussey reviews new book about the 1968 Paris rebellions

Friday 23 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , OBE, the School’s professor of cultural history, has reviewed The Long ‘68, Radical Protest and its Enemies , a new book about the 1968 rebellions on the streets of Paris for the Financial Times (behind a paywall).

The PhD badly needs a doctor

Friday 23 March 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Richard Willis, visiting fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), explains in the Times Higher Education article, ‘The PhD badly needs a doctor’, why he thinks professional doctorates are better than PhDs for students’ wellbeing and the modern workplace.

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