SAS in the media

What peace will mean for Eritrea – Africa’s ‘North Korea’

Thursday 19 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explains in The Conversation and the New European , what peace will mean for Eritrea, which he dubs Africa’s ‘North Korea’.

Professor Smith on how we perceive flavour and evaluate taste

Tuesday 17 July 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), discusses whisky and food, herring, meringues, aphrodisiacs and roasted peaches on BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet . And in a talk forming part of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s exhibition,  Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists' Vision , he brought together ancient philosophy and modern neuroscience for a multisensory exploration of wine and a discussion about how we perceive flavour and evaluate taste.

Butterflies, busy weekend and chicken salad

Monday 16 July 2018
Institute of English Studies
Leah Henrickson, MA in History of the Book alumna, has published an article in Authorship entitled Butterflies, busy weekends, and chicken salad: genetic criticism and the output of @Pentametron . It is based on work she did during the course.

Martin Plaut on the historic meeting between Ethiopia and Eritrea’s prime ministers

Sunday 15 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in the Guardian article ‘ Ethiopia hails its charismatic young leader as a peacemaker ’. On the historic meeting between Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, and the Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki, he says ‘The entire history of [Isaias] is as a ruthless Marxist-Leninist … Enemies were shot and killed. Economically, his position has always been: we are completely self-reliant. Is this guy going to become a happy-clappy liberal?

How World Cup glory speak to a new generation of French fans

Sunday 15 July 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , professor of cultural history at the School of Advanced Study, analyses what World Cup glory means for young, multiracial France in the Guardian article, ‘ How would World Cup glory speak to a new generation of French fans? ’

The American mythology that enabled Donald Trump

Friday 13 July 2018
School of Advanced Study
Behold America : A History of America First and the American Dream, a new book by Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is reviewed by Prospect Magazine and the Guardian .

Military-backed Mnangagwa faces fragmented opposition says Professor Melber

Friday 13 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), examines the current situation in Zimbabwe in the Nordic Africa Institute’s article ‘ Military-backed Mnangagwa faces fragmented opposition ’.

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on the historic meeting between the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia in The Conversation article, Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next . He is also quoted in some 60 national and international media outlets including The Telegraph ; Al Jazeera ; the Lexington Herald Leader ; Toronto Star ; Yahoo! UK and Ireland ; Yahoo!

Professor Smith on BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), joins panellists on BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet programme to advise on a BBQ recipe rut, debate whether chocolate ice-cream or sorbet is superior and give tips for a cupboard full of dried beans.

Twenty questions with Sarah Churchwell and a celebration of Madonna’s feminist legacy

Monday 9 July 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), reveals her favourite books, writing habits and best advice in the TLS while, in the Observer , she celebrates Madonna’s feminist legacy as the American singer approaches her 60th birthday.

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