Faculty in the Media

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January 2017

Faculty in the Media – 19 January 2017

  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on Sky News, ABC Radio (AM) and ABC News24 about UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech, confirming a plan for the UK to exit the European Union.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Dr James Flexner from the Department of Archaeology about artefacts his team of researchers discovered in the Triabunna Barracks.
  • Forbes (US) quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the end of the search for missing flight MH370.
  • Paper.cn (China) published an interview with Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations and Sydney Democracy Network about the death of democracy.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Courier Mail about the implications of US President-elect Donald Trump’s political agenda for Australia.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the history of US Presidents.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in news.com.au about the approach of US President-elect Donald Trump to China.

Faculty in the Media – 18 January 2017

  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Steve Georgakis from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, which argued elite sports can have a negative impact on youth sporting culture
  • PhD candidate in the Department of History, Deirdre O’Connell, wrote an article in The Conversation, reflecting on the music of Australia’s civil rights movement.
  • In light of the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump as US President, ABC Central Victoria interviewed Research Associate John Barron at the US Studies Centre.
  • Channel 7’s Sunrise interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s intention to strengthen US borders when he becomes president and whether this is a current trend in the Western world.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times and regional newspapers mentioned CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman compiled data on election results.

Faculty in the Media – 17 January 2017

  • Katherine Jacka, PhD Student in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, authored an article on The Conversation about what lessons in tolerance can be learned from the Opera Król Roger, opening in Sydney this week and based on the life of a 12th century Norman king.
  • 6PR Perth interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the transition of power to Donald Trump this year.

Faculty in the Media – 16 January 2017

  • Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in The Age and Canberra Times about Rupert Murdoch’s influence over the news agenda in News Corporation papers.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre authored an article published in the Weekend Australian about how Donald Trump might navigate the US political landscape as President.
  • Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, Dougal Robinson, authored an article in the AFR Weekend about a potential agreement between Australia and the United States to resettle asylum seekers in the US.
  • Honorary Professor Edward Blakely from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the influence of Russia in the US Presidential election following President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of a report into the matter.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2UE Sydney about Russia and the US presidential election. He also authored an article in The Australian about outgoing President Barack Obama’s effectiveness as leader.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Al Jeezera (Qatar) about outgoing US President Barack Obama’s final speech.

Faculty in the Media – 13 January 2017

  • Guardian Australia published commentary by Troy Henderson, a PhD candidate in political economy, about whether universal basic income could work as a solution to growing inequality in Australia.
  • Senior Lecturer Lynette Riley from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work was quoted in an ABC News Online article about skin names being given to non-Aboriginal people.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about President-elect Donald Trump’s recent engagements with the media and his dealings with Russia.
  • ABC NewsRadio and ABC Western Victoria interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the future of the Trump administration in relation to the fresh allegations about Trump’s personal behaviour. 2GB Sydney also interviewed Switzer about US President Barack Obama’s outgoing speech and the legacy of his presidency.
  • ABC Adelaide interviewed Research Associate John Barron from the United States Studies Centre about US President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter activities and his response to the release of alleged compromising personal information in media reports.
  • CNN (US), MSN (UK) and The Guardian (UK) interviewed Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about incoming US secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s comments on disputes in the South China Sea.

Faculty in the Media – 12 January 2017

  • The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and Adelaide Now quoted Associate Professor Nicholas de Roos from the School of Economics about rising petrol prices.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about outgoing President Barak Obama’s farewell address. ABC Darwin also interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the Centre about the speech. ABC News Online also included quotes from Dr Gorana Grgic from the Centre, about Obama’s most noteworthy speeches.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Sarah Graham of the United States Studies Centre on the Australian government’s agreement to resettle refugees in the US.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Age quoted Professor Elspeth Probyn from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies in a comment piece on nakedness.
  • CNBC (US), Yahoo! (US) and MSN (US) interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about outgoing US President Barack Obama’s farewell address.
  • Xinhua (China) and Global Times (China) interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre about Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upcoming visit to Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 11 January 2017

  • News.com.au and The New Zealand Herald quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about how US President-elect Donald Trump will manage US-China relations.
  • Sputnik (Russia) interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about a statement made by the US Secretary of Defence about Russia’s involvement in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

Faculty in the Media – 10 January 2017

  • Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre was interviewed on 2GB Sydney about Russia’s place on the foreign relations stage and the Australian Federal Government.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SER Sydney regarding the standing down of Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley. Dr Chen was also interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney and discussed upcoming elections in France, the Netherlands, Iran, Lebanon and Germany.
  • The Wall Street Journal (US) published an opinion piece by Stuart Rollo, Research Assistant and PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about the Syrian Kurds’ campaign to defeat Islamic State and how US President-elect Donald Trump will manage competing interests in Syria.
  • Before It’s News (US), Free Republic (US), Zero Hedge (US) reported on a study by Professor Dianna Kenny, which looked at the life expectancy of musicians.

Faculty in the Media – 9 January 2017

  • Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times published an article authored by Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Russia’s place in the international community and the US-Russia relationship. 2GB Sydney also interviewed Switzer about the impacts of the US presidency of Donald Trump on Australia.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (online), Sun Herald, Sunday Canberra Times and Sunday Age quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about a spike in the use of profanities in social media and online commentary following Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential election.
  • ABC Sydney Radio interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about Madeleine Albright and other female secretaries of state.
  • ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra interviewed PhD Candidate Rowan Howatt from the Department of History about his research into the history of Maori in colonial New South Wales.
  • In a write-up of the most-anticipated books of 2017, Weekend Australian mentioned Fighting with America: Why Saying ‘No’ to the US Wouldn’t Rupture the Alliance, authored by Professor James Curran from the Department of History.
  • Sputnik (Russia) quoted Stuart Rollo from the Department of Government and International Relations about news that high-ranking Turkish officials expressed their discontent with Washington failing to provide assistance to Ankara's military operation in northern Syria.
  • Mumbai Mirror (India) published an interview with Dr Jim Masselos, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, which detailed his experiences studying and teaching history at Sydney.

Faculty in the Media – 6 January 2017

  • News.com.au, Gold Coast Bulletin, NT News and The New Zealand Herald profiled Media and Communications alumnus Gregory Constantine, who has been named as one of the world's brightest young innovators, making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
  • The Independent (Singapore) published an opinion article by Associate Professor Lily Rahim from the Department of Government and International Relations about politics in Singapore and also mentioned that she will speak at an upcoming event examining the special status of Malays under Article 152 of the Singapore Constitution.

Faculty in the Media – 4 January 2017

  • Dr Nicole Hemmer, Visiting Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre, wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about how US foreign policy will change under the leadership of Donald Trump.
  • Yahoo! (US, Canada) and MSN (US) interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about incoming US President Donald Trump.

Faculty in the Media – 3 January 2017

  • PhD candidate in European Studies Danica Jenkins wrote an article published in The Conversation about how cinema opens a dialogue about the Balkans’ past.