Faculty in the Media

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May 2016

Faculty in the Media – 20 June 2016

  • ABC Radio National, 2UE, 702 ABC Sydney and Huffington Post Australia interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the murder of UK Labour Party MP Jo Cox and the upcoming Brexit referendum.
  • 2GB and ABC 720 Perth interviewed Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network about what the ‘Brexit’ result would mean for Australia.
  • The Herald Sun and Courier Mail quoted Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government about political marketing and the federal election.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was quoted in The Sunday Telegraph about the gendered division of labour in the home, paid parental leave and the government’s childcare policies.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on ABC (NewsRadio, Radio Australia) about ABC Vote Compass and other key election issues.
  • SBS World News Radio interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about his renewed calls for greater parliamentary oversight of Australian military deployments to overseas conflict zones. ABC 774 Melbourne also interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Brown about future Australian wars.
  • The Japan Times (Japan) quoted Ashley Townshend, research fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about US Navy drills in the Philippine Sea.
  • A number of media outlets – including the Kashmir Reader, Rising Kashmir, Greater Kashmir, Kashmir Times, and Kashmir Life – reported that Professor of Silk Road Studies Alison Betts has helped establish a Centre for Research in Heritage Management at the Central University of Kashmir.
  • Buzzfeed Australia mentioned that Labor candidate Peter Khalil was formerly an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald profiled arts/law student Madeleine Gottlieb about her internship at Goalpost Pictures and her success topping the state in HSC English in 2010.

Faculty in the Media – 17 June 2016

  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Political and Social Sciences was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the implications of Britain leaving the European Union. Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network spoke to 6PR Perth about the UK referendum to decide whether Britain will leave the EU.
  • Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History was interviewed on ABC Classic FM about current issues in the film industry, the work of Martin Scorsese and his new book on radical cinema of the 60s and 70s.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of the United States Studies Centre, James Brown, discussed Australia’s defence and military strategy on 6PR Perth and 3AW Melbourne.
  • ABC News (US) and Yahoo! (UK) quoted Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about how the Australian election campaign compares to the US campaign.
  • The Washington Post (US) published an article by Dr James Loxton from the Department of Government and International Relations about why some democracies vote authoritarian parties back into office.
  • The Jakarta Post published an opinion piece by Hendri Yulius, Masters student in Gender and Cultural Studies, about LGBT rights in Indonesia in the wake of the Orlando attack.

Faculty in the Media – 16 June 2016

  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on ABC (666 Canberra) about Australian voters’ perceptions of how much tax businesses should pay.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC NewsRadio about Australia’s defence policy and the $50 billion submarines contract.
  • South China Morning Post quoted Research Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Ashley Townshend about the South China Sea dispute.

Faculty in the Media – 14 June 2016

  • ABC (702 Sydney, 666 Canberra) interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the mass shooting in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, which claimed the lives of 50 people. Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown spoke to Radio National about the shooting and debates about extremism. US Studies Centre Research Associates Tom Switzer was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth, and Dr Nicole Hemmer spoke to ABC Lateline about the mass shooting.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about reluctance to discuss the homophobic and racial nature of the Orlando shooting.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about concerns that Members of Parliament may have used their allowances to access a new software of information on Australian voters.
  • Honorary Associate in the Department of Media and Communications, Mark Pesce, was interviewed on Radio National The World Today about Microsoft purchasing LinkedIn for over US$35billion.
  • Global Times (China), Xinhua News (China), China.org.cn (China) and Sina (China) reported on a United States Studies Centre survey that polled individuals in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and Indonesia on their impressions of the US and Chinese presence in the Asia-Pacific.

Faculty in the Media – 14 June 2016

  • ABC The Drum interviewed Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations and Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre about LGBTIQ and mental health issues in light of the Orlando shootings. Dr Neff was quoted in the Canberra Times about the omission of queerness in Australian politicians’ reaction to the shootings.
  • ABC Lateline interviewed Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy about the two major political parties’ policies on childcare in the lead up to the federal election.
  • Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre, Tom Switzer, spoke to Radio National about a survey of people in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and Indonesia on their impressions of the US and Chinese presence in the Asia-Pacific. Tom Switzer also authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about Australia’s trade relations with China and security alliance with the US. AFR Weekend also mentioned the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about relations with China at a United States Studies Centre anniversary function.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Weekend Australian about Australia’s military strategy in Iraq. The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times also mentioned Professor Brown’s link to the University in an article about the Abbott Government’s strategies dealing with the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Sky News interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about Hillary Clinton securing the Democratic nomination for the US Presidency.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Rebecca Sheehan from the United States Studies Centre about the significance of Hillary Clinton’s success for future female politicians.
  • Visiting Research Associate of the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, wrote an article in the Age about Hillary Clinton’s victory speech and her appeal to female voters.
  • SBS World News interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about reasons to pre-vote in the federal election. ABC Central Coast mentioned Dr Chen’s interview on ABC’s 7.30 about the alleged misuse of MP’s allowances to fund controversial software called Feedback.
  • Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC North West WA about technology devices which may be used for education in the future.
  • China Daily published an article by Visiting Professor Jocelyn Chey from the School of Languages and Cultures about the best and worst things of the Chinese language.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications and Associate Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about social media policies that would be effective in addressing hate speech.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about new styles of lobbying to involve young people in politics.
  • Doctoral candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, Luke Mansillo, was interviewed on 2UE Sydney about the Queen’s Birthday, public opinion towards the monarchy, the upcoming federal election and same-sex marriage.

Faculty in the Media – 10 June 2016

  • ABC 7.30 interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about alleged misuse of political allowances.
  • 891 ABC Adelaide interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic Presidential nomination.
  • The Wall Street Journal (US) published an article by Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the US perception of the Asia-Pacific region in light of a United States Studies Centre survey. BBC (China), Bloomberg (US) and United Press International (US) also reported on the survey that polled individuals in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and Indonesia on their impressions of the US and Chinese presence in the Asia-Pacific.

Faculty in the Media – 9 June 2016

  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre discussed Hillary Clinton securing the Democratic nomination in the US Presidential race. Dr Rebecca Sheehan was interviewed on 774 ABC Melbourne and Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor spoke to ABC (Alice Springs, Gold Coast). Research Associate Tom Switzer was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Age, The Asahi Shimbun (Japan) and The Guardian quoted CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about a survey which polled individuals in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and Indonesia on their impressions of the US and Chinese presence in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Business Insider (US) and South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about talks between China and the US that concluded yesterday with the announcement that China would work with the US to place sanctions against North Korea’s steel output.
  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to ABC North West WA and 6PR Perth about the politics of shark attacks following two fatalities off the coast of Western Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 8 June 2016

  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in AAP Newswire, Adelaide Advertiser, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Age, SBS World News, Gold Coast Bulletin and news.com.au on the common denominator in every fatal shark attack recorded in Western Australia, with water temperatures ranging between 18 and 20 degrees celsius.
  • Professor Ariadne Vromen and Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article on the Age and Canberra Times, explaining a new online tool to help voters in the federal election. Professor Vromen and Associate Professor Gauja contributed to the development of the tool, called YourVote.
  • ABC’s The Drum interviewed Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government about swing voters in the upcoming federal election.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the history of Australian-US relations.

Faculty in the Media – 7 June 2016

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy spoke to 702 ABC Sydney about the Federal Labor Party’s $3 billion childcare package.
  • 666 ABC Canberra spoke to the CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about voters’ perception of whether a federal corruption watchdog is needed in light of Vote Compass data.
  • Bloomberg (US) interviewed Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer about talks between US and China in Beijing.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in The Conversation about the election campaign of the Greens.
  • The Conversation published an article by Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from Sydney Democracy Network about voters’ perceptions of the characters of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.

Faculty in the Media – 6 June 2016

  • The Guardian quoted Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Greens position in the federal election.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC South East NSW about voters receiving unsolicited emails from politicians.
  • The New Daily interviewed Dr David Brophy from the Department of History on the Mongol invasion of Hungary.
  • The Daily Telegraph quoted Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre on Donald Trump’s campaign for the US Presidency and the response from Democrat rival Hillary Clinton Associate Professor O’Connor was also interviewed on ABC Radio National about the topic.
  • CCTV News interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the upcoming federal election and the campaigns of the Labor and Liberal parties.
  • International Business Times (India) quoted Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about the politics of shark attacks in light of an incident off the coast of Western Australia.
  • South China Morning Post quoted Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Government’s relations with North Korea.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about Cui Jian’s A Piece of Red Cloth.

Faculty in the Media – 3 June 2016

  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) and Yahoo (UK) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Government and International Relations about the rise of freedoms in China.
  • BBC (China) quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about the use of social media by politicians globally.
  • Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) published an article by Research Assistant from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Max Walden, about the social ramifications of the Australian Government’s policy on asylum seekers.
  • Triple J interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about the campaign of Democrat-hopeful Bernie Sanders.
  • Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC NewsRadio about criticism of Donald Trump in the US media market.

Faculty in the Media – 2 June 2016

  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in The Guardian (UK) and SBS World News about the politics of shark attacks in the context of the use of traps off the West Australian coast.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about new Vote Compass data on public perception of education funding and policies including Gonski.
  • Radio National’s PM interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about a battle to retake Fallujah from Islamic State.
  • Channel News Asia (China) interviewed Professor Sahar Amer from the School of Languages and Cultures about misconceptions of Muslim women who choose to veil.

Faculty in the Media – 1 June 2016

  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department for Government and International Relations was quoted on Perth Now, SBS World News Australia and AAP about the politics of shark attacks, following a recent attack in Mandurah, WA.
  • Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on ABC The Drum about climate change action and concerns expressed by voters in the lead up to the federal election.