Faculty in the Media

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December 2016

culty in the Media – 9 December 2016

  • Sky News and Radio National Between the Lines interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre about Australian-US relations during Trump’s presidency.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about the recent appointments to Donald Trump’s cabinet.
  • Dr Olaf Werder from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on 2UE Sydney about the art of communication.
  • Honorary Associate, Professor Richard Waterhouse, from the Department of History was interviewed on SBS World News about the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Giovanni Navarria from the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on SYN FM about the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following a referendum.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Nick Derewlany, recent International Relations and Political Economy graduate, about Australia’s ties with China and the US.

Faculty in the Media – 8 December 2016

  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about the US foreign and defence policy under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump.

Faculty in the Media – 7 December 2016

  • Sky (News, Business News) interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the referendum on constitutional reform in Italy.
  • B&T mentioned Dr Fiona Martin and Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications have helped develop a community manager’s code of ethics to combat online trolling.
  • Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the 75th Anniversary of Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor, and its impact on Australia and the US.
  • Dr Seiko Yasumoto from the Department of Japanese Studies was interviewed on ABC1 about the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate from the School of Social and Political Sciences, Dr Giovanni Navarria, wrote an article published in The Conversation about what’s next for Italy after the ’no’ outcome of its referendum

Faculty in the Media – 6 December 2016

  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on SBS World News and ABC (PM, 666 Canberra) about the unexpected resignation of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations discussed the resignation of the NZ Prime Minister and other politics news on 702 ABC Sydney. Dr Chen was also interviewed on 2SER about Australian politics.
  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC (News 24, NewsRadio) about the referendum on constitutional reform in Italy.
  • Dr Olaf Werder from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the art of conversation and communication.
  • PhD candidate Luke Mansillo from the Department of Government and International was quoted in Mamamia about the relevancy of the monarchy in the modern age.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Cairns Post about the implications of US president-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen.
  • Yahoo! (US, New Zealand) and CNBC (US) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about US president-elect Donald Trump publicly insulting China twice in a span of 72 hours.

Faculty in the Media – 5 December 2016

  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about the future of the ANZUS alliance, which he addresses in his book Fighting with America. ABC PM interviewed Professor Curran about recent additions to Donald Trump’s cabinet. The Weekend Australian published an article by Professor Curran that discussed insights from his book.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies Lisa Heinze was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about the rising number of consumers searching for authentic and ethical Christmas gifts.
  • Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC The World Today about the French President Francois Hollande announcing his intention not to seek re-election.
  • Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC Newcastle about the rise of liberalism in the context of the US election this year.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on Sky News about the implications of Donald Trump’s relationship with Taiwan’s leader.
  • PhD candidate Luke Mansillo from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted on ABC Online about the relevancy of the monarchy in the 21st Century.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Olaf Werder from the Department of Media and Communications about the art of communication.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in The Conversation about time and politics.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate from the School of Social and Political Sciences, Dr Giovanni Navarria, wrote an article published in The Conversation about Italy’s referendum on reforms to 47 articles of the Constitution. Dr Navarria also wrote part 5 of a 5-part series on The Conversation about Italy’s recent political history.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the year in politics. Dr Chen’s recently published book on animal welfare was also mentioned in an article in the Sunday Tasmanian.

Faculty in the Media – 2 December 2016

  • 702 ABC Sydney and 2UE Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about the history of inscriptions at the Quarantine Station at North Head and the new book he co-wrote with Associate Professor Annie Clark and Dr Ursula Federick Stories from the Sandstone.
  • Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications was featured in an episode of Hack Live on ABC2 that discussed modern dating and the rise of dating apps.
  • The Project interviewed Dr Jim Elmslie from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies about the situation in West Papua and the need for an investigation into claims of genocide under Indonesian Law.
  • ABC Newcastle interviewed Professor John Keane from the Sydney Democracy Network about populism and its impact on democracy.
  • ABC 702 Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about various political topics of the week including the ‘backpacker tax’, the ABCC legislation and migration policies

Faculty in the Media – 1 December 2016

  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations, Yelena Zabortseva, was interviewed on ABC News (24, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Darwin) about Kazakhstan’s education system, which ranked higher than Australia in the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study report.
  • The Australian Financial Review mentioned Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre has authored a book, Fighting with America, about what Trump’s presidency might mean for the ANZUS alliance.
  • Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC Mildura and regional Queensland newspapers about the implications of the 15 percent rate of the backpacker tax for people on the Working Holiday Visa.
  • In an article commemorating the upcoming 100th year of independence in Finland, The Helsinki Times (Finland) mentioned findings about the nation from the Electoral Integrity Project, based in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and at Harvard University.
  • Port Macquarie News and Manning River Times reported on lectures given to high school students by Dr Estelle Lazer from the School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry, on Pompeii.