SAS in the media

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   

Professor Andrew Hussey in national and international media

Tuesday 30 June 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, features in a number of media outlets. On this side of the Atlantic he visits a French suburb with a big Muslim population to talk to Mourad Benchellali for the Channel 4 programme, ‘France’s problem with Islamist extremism’. Benchellali is a former Guantanamo prisoner who now works to combat radicalisation. Professor Hussey also reviews two books,  The History of Modern France and How the French Think, and interviews exiled Syrian writer Samar Yazbek for The Guardian and the Observer .

Getting rid of Tim Hunt reflects badly on academic today

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Institute of Philosophy's Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), has an opinion piece in The Times [behind a paywall] about Tim Hunt’s resignation from the Royal Society. He highlights Hunt’s resignation from his honorary professorship at University College and calls into question the ‘justice, freedom and political correctness in academia’ that allowed this to happen without an appeal. Read the article in T he Times [behind a paywall] 

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