Faculty in the Media

May 2015

Faculty in the Media – 28 May 2015

  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre spoke to 702 ABC Sydney about the impact Latino voters have in US elections.
  • James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the appointment of the first counter-terrorism coordinator and the ongoing inquest on the Lindt Café siege.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Victoria Grieves from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about Indigenous cultures in light of National Sorry Day.

Faculty in the Media – 27 May 2015

  • Radio National interviewed Professor Stephen Castles from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about asylum seekers in South East Asia and the regional government response to the issue.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Star Observer about the impact of the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage on the campaign in Australia
  • Professor Gerard Goggin from the Department of Media and Communications co-authored an article in The Conversation about media and campaigns which discuss disability, particularly in relation to a TEDx campaign called Stella’s Challenge
  • Malaysiakini (Malaysia) mentioned the University’s Electoral Integrity Project in a story about Malaysia’s former leader Anwar Ibrahim

Faculty in the Media – 26 May 2015

  • SBS Ethnic Radio interviewed Dr Stephen Bourke from the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation about Islamic State seizing control of the ancient city of Palmyra.
  • The Australian Financial Review reported on a new report jointly published by the University and KPMG about Chinese investment in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 25 May 2015

  • Malcolm Jorgensen from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about Islamic State and the Middle East
  • The Weekend Australian referenced a study by Associate Professor Christine Inglis from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about second generation Lebanese and Turkish youth
  • Professor Sahar Amer from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the practice of veiling in relation to feminism and women’s rights
  • Professor Bates Gill from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Sunday Age about economic factors influencing Americans to move to Australia
  • Dr Olivia Murphy from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was interviewed on 2SER FM for a report on women being turned away from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for wearing flat shoes

Faculty in the Media – 22 May 2015

  • ABC News 24 interviewed Malcolm Jorgensen from the United Stated Studies Centre about ISIS and in particular, the US and Australian role in defeating them
  • Channel 10’s The Project interviewed James Brown from the United States Studies Centre in a report about ISIS capturing the ancient city of Palmyra.
  • Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre was quoted in articles in the Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, and the Age about Australia’s policy on China both currently and historically.
  • Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre authored an article in The Australian about Sino-US relations.
  • Visiting Professor at the United States Studies Centre Linda Jakobson wrote an article in The Australian about Australia’s relationship with China and how this is approached by government.
  • 666 ABC Canberra interviewed Honorary Associate David Brook from the Department of English in relation to calls for the kangaroo cull to end.
  • 2GB mentioned the Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakisis, is a former University of Sydney lecturer.
  • Dr Gavan Butler from the Department of Political Economy authored an article in The Conversation which reflected on the one year since the Thai army junta took over the government of Thailand.
  • Sessional Tutor in the Department of English, Diana Shahinyan, wrote an article in The Conversation about how the Baltimore riots can be perceived through race riots historically.
  • China Daily (Hong Kong) published an opinion piece by Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about democracy in Hong Kong

Faculty in the Media – 21 May 2015

  • Radio National interviewed Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about the capture of Russian special forces in Ukraine.

    Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC Central Coast about the role of the ABC in a 24-hour news cycle.

    Research intern at the Centre for International Security Studies, Jiye Kim, wrote an article for The Conversation about the ‘Act East’ and ‘Making in India’ policies.

Faculty in the Media – 20 May 2015

  • Professor Nick Enfield from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was interviewed on SBS Two’s The Feed in relation to language commonly used by politicians.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor Alison Betts from the Department of Archaeology about the ancient city of Palmyra, which is under threat as a result of ISIS conflict in the region. Dr Kate da Costa from the Department of Archaeology was also interviewed on ABC Riverina about the site.
  • ABC Central Coast interviewed Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications about new media platforms arising within conventional media.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2SER FM about the death sentence recently handed down to the perpetrator of the Boston bombings.
  • China Daily (Hong Kong) published an opinion piece by Dr Jocelyn Chey from the School of Languages and Cultures about international schools in Hong Kong.
  • Bloomberg (US) interviewed Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to China.

Faculty in the Media – 19 May 2015

  • ABC (720 Perth, Gold Coast) interviewed Professor Alison Betts from the Department of Archaeology in relation to the threat posed by ISIS to the ancient site of Palmyra.
  • Buzzfeed (US) quoted Dr Kristie Miller from the Department of Philosophy about Madonna’s song, ‘Material World’ in a listicle titled ‘19 pop songs fact checked by professors’.

Faculty in the Media – 18 May 2015

  • Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre authored an opinion piece in The Drum about the US announcement that bomber planes will be based in Australia, which was later found to be incorrect.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and James Brown from the United States Studies Centre were also interviewed about the issue on ABC News 24.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on the diplomatic implications of comments by a senior US defence official on ABC Radio The World Today.
  • The Guardian also published Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor’s comments in an article on the incorrect US bomber announcement.
  • James Brown was also interviewed on Channel 9 (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin), WIN (Hobart), NBN (Central Coast, Lismore, Tamworth, Newcastle Hunter, Gold Coast), 702 ABC Sydney and the Weekend Australian.
  • Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about the issue.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News 24 and Sky News about US President Barack Obama’s summit with Arab Gulf state leaders.
  • ABC Radio The World Today, ABC Radio Australia and 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Professor Alison Betts from the Department of Archaeology about the devastation to the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra by Islamic State militants.
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) published an article by journalism and Asian studies student Imogen Champagne on Australia’s approach to foreign policy.
  • VICE News (US) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre on Australia’s relationship with the US and China in light of geopolitical tensions.
  • Reuters (UK) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on the political background to proposed laws to scrap media ownership limits in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 15 May 2015

  • Here are today's clippings for Faculty in the Media – 15 May 2015:
  • mX (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne) quoted Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion for a story on youth embracing individual spirituality rather than religion.
  • Richard Altman recently delivered an address at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, reported The Australian. Adjunct Professor Susan Pond was also mentioned in the article.
  • Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on ABC Classic FM about the outcome of the UK general election.
  • CNBC (China) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to China

Faculty in the Media – 14 May 2015

  • The Daily Telegraph quoted third year Bachelor of Arts student Ella Edwards in a story about increased funding assistance for students from rural areas who move away from home to study.

    CNBC (US) interviewed Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China.

Faculty in the Media – 13 May 2015

  • Associate Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre authored an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about Australia-US relations.
  • Associate Professor Curran was also interviewed on 891 ABC Adelaide about the relationship between the governments of Richard Nixon and Gough Whitlam in light of his book Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War.
  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on 612 ABC Brisbane Conversations with Richard Fidler about teaching Modern Greek studies and his own family history.
  • Dr Wendy Lambourne from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies was interviewed on ABC News 24 about protests in Burundi.
  • ABC (News 24, Radio National) interviewed Dr Susan Pond from the United States Studies Centre about low carbon alternative fuel sources and the carbon footprint in Australia.
  • The Australian published an article about a rise in ALP membership, quoting University of Sydney Government and International Relations' student James Hammerton.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on 2SM about the federal government’s proposed changes to childhood education announced in the 2015 budget.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the outcome of the UK general election and why the result differed from pre polling.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government about the British Conservative Party campaigning in the UK general election.

Faculty in the Media – 12 May 2015

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy about the government’s announcement of changes to paid parental leave.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill was also quoted in an opinion piece on the changes to paid parental leave and the impact this may have on families in WA Today.
  • An excerpt from Dr Salvatore Babones’ new book Sixteen for 16 was published in Salon.

Faculty in the Media – 11 May 2015

  • Sky Business News and 2SER FM interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the results of the UK general election.
  • Former political advisor to Tony Blair and Adjunct Professor at the Sydney Democracy Network, Nick Rowley, was interviewed about the UK election on ABC News 24, ABC NewsRadio, ABC Radio National, and ABC 702 Sydney.
  • Leah Farrall from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed by the Weekend Australian about factors which may influence individuals to join radical religious groups.
  • Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy was quoted in the Sun Herald about differences in accumulated wealth and income inequality.
  • Associate Professor Judy Yates from the School of Economics commented on the rising cost of housing in Australia compared to other countries in INTHEBLACK.
  • The Guardian (UK) quoted Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government about the success of the conservatives in the UK general election.
  • China Daily - Europe edition interviewed Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre on China's One Belt, One Road initiative.

Faculty in the Media – 8 May 2015

  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the Sydney Film Festival’s program and mentioned the Micro-Talk sessions, presented by the Faculty.
  • Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio National about the crisis in Yemen.
  • 2SER interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about Christine Milne’s resignation as leader of the Greens Party.

Faculty in the Media – 7 May 2015

  • Radio National broadcast a Sydney Ideas and the Department of Media and Communications lecture by Professor Michael Schudson from Colombia University on the history of the Freedom of Information Act.
  • 666 ABC Canberra and Radio National interviewed Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network about the last days of campaigning leading up to the British general election.
  • Associate Professor James Curran from the Department of History was interviewed on Radio National about his new book, Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War.

Faculty in the media – 6 May 2015

  • Dr Mark Melatos of the School of Economics was interviewed by SBS Radio about the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to cut interest rates, and was quoted in the Financial Times, Daily Mail and MSN News (New Zealand).
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) published an opinion piece by Dr Vannessa Hearman from the School of Languages and Cultures about the history of the death penalty in Indonesia.

Faculty in the Media – 5 May 2015

  • Dr Buntie Avieson of the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s Late Night Live about her new book, The Dragon’s Voice.
  • James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the AFP’s defence of actions leading to the arrest of the Bali 9 members.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network about his time working with British Labour leader, Ed Miliband.

Faculty in the Media – 4 May 2015

  • The Australian Financial Review published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Richard Miles, of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, about the strengths of humanities graduates and the ArtSS-Career Ready program.
  • Dr Fiona Allon from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on Radio National about the hipster subculture.
  • Professor Geoff Gallop from the Graduate School of Government discussed whether aid could be used for political purposes in regard to the Bali Nine executions in Indonesia, on 666 ABC Canberra.

Faculty in the Media: 1 May 2015

  • Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed for an Australian Financial Review (print edition) feature about the political mobilisation of singles.
  • SBS Two's The Feed interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about hashtags as a means of organising information.
  • The Australian quoted Associate Professor James Curran from the Department of History in a story about relations between the US and Australia while Nixon and Whitlam were in power. The article also mentioned Associate Professor Curran’s book, Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War.