Faculty in the Media

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August 2016

Faculty in the Media – 29 August 2016

  • An article in the Sydney Morning Herald about declining support for NSW Premier Mike Baird quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Associate Professor Damien Cahill from the Department of Political Economy on the influx of activists on the mining sector during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • The Sunday Age quoted Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about the relationship between the audience and film in relation to a Kickstarter project to build the first artificial intelligence co-written feature film.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about the campaign of Donald Trump for the US Presidency.
  • Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Associate from the Department of Classics and Ancient History, was interviewed on 774 ABC Melbourne about her Sydney Ideas talk on archaeological findings in Pompeii.
  • CNBC (US) and Yahoo! (US, UK, India) quoted Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about Cambodia's polarised political landscape, following the July murder of a popular political commentator in the nation.
  • Sohu (China) reported a study by the United States Studies Centre has recommended Australia give the Indian military access to Darwin airfields to counteract the rise of China.
  • Radio National’s The Science Show ran a story on coal mining in northern NSW and around the world, featuring research from an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant “The Coal Rush and Beyond”, which involves research from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Faculty in the Media – 26 August 2016

  • Richard Fontaine of the United States Studies Centre authored an article published in The Australian about the relationship between Australia and the US in context of regional alliances in Asia.
  • The Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail and news.com.au quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the Republican Party’s attempts to tarnish the reputation of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton in the lead up to the presidential election.
  • SBS World News Online quoted Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the French Administrative Court reviewing a law banning burkinis.
  • ABC Newcastle interviewed Professor Dianna Kenny from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about her research on musicians who die at a young age, particularly females.
  • Sina (China), Business Standard (India), Financial Express (India) and India Today (India) reported a study by the United States Studies Centre has recommended Australia give the Indian military access to Darwin airfields to counteract the rise of China.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Roshni Kapur, postgraduate student from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, about new research that has revealed India has the highest number of stunted children in the world.

Faculty in the Media – 25 August 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age reported a study by the United States Studies Centre has recommended Australia give the Indian military access to Darwin airfields to counteract the rise of China.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC (PM, 666 Canberra) about the politics of animal welfare and a compensation package in relation to the NSW ban on greyhound racing.
  • The Wall Street Journal (US) published an opinion piece by Richard Fontaine, Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about Australia’s alliances with China and the US.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the news that former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan will chair the newly established Advisory Commission on the Rakhine State, an initiative by the Myanmar Government to address the Rohingya crisis.

Faculty in the Media – 24 August 2016

  • The Advertiser Lake Times published an article on the Treasured Possessions exhibition in Wollongong featuring exhibition coordinator and researcher Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
  • Radio National PM interviewed Dr Thomas Adams of the United States Studies Centre about the Presidential Republican nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign so far.
  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the historical cures for snake bites.
  • Professor Dianna Kenny from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences co-authored an article published on The Conversation about popular female musicians who died at an early age.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Max Walden, Research Assistant from the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre, about Australia’s use of offshore detention.
  • A book by Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy, The Dirty War on Syria, was cited in a United Nations Security Council session.
  • Professor A. Dirk Moses from the Department of History authored an article published on the ABC about the role of military sacrifice and race in the US presidential election

Faculty in the Media – 23 August 2016

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the Northern Territory election and the impact of the Don Dale youth detention revelations.
  • United States Studies Centre Visiting Research Associate Dr Nicole Hemmer wrote an article published in the Age about the campaign of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Faculty in the Media – 22 August 2016

  • Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in an article published in both the Wall Street Journal and The Australian about North Korea’s position in the global economy.

Faculty in the Media – 19 August 2016

  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about the 25th anniversary of the coup against the USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Julia Kindt from the Department of Classics and Ancient History about the history of the Olympic Games in Greece.

Faculty in the Media – 18 August 2016

  • Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions was interviewed on ABC NSW Statewide Drive about the Treasured Possessions exhibition in Wollongong.
  • Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, news.com.au and Perth Now interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about new maps showing the decline in Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s popularity.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr Sarah Phillips from the School of Social and Political Sciences about a Saudi coalition airstrike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in north Yemen.
  • SBS Online interviewed PhD candidate Gabriele Abbondanza from the Department of Government and International Relations about the role of Italy as a regional power.
  • Coffs Harbour Advocate published an edited extract of an opinion piece authored by Professor Mark Colyvan from the Department of Philosophy about load testing in relation to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 Census.
  • The Manila Times (Philippines) quoted Ashley Townshend, research fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about a reported plan by Tokyo to develop new land-to-sea missiles.

Faculty in the Media – 17 August 2016

  • Carla Lever, a PhD candidate in the Department of Performance Studies wrote an article published in SBS about Caster Semenya, a South African intersex athlete competing at the Rio Olympics.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio (702 Sydney) about the census and privacy concerns.
  • Tom Switzer, Senior Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, spoke to ABC Radio (720 Perth) about the US election and issues facing the campaign of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • ABC NewsRadio spoke to Dr Sarah Phillips from the School of Social and Political Sciences and Centre for International Security Studies about a Saudi coalition airstrike on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in north Yemen.
  • The South China Morning Post quoted United States Studies Centre Research Fellow Ashley Townshend about progress made by China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations towards adopting a binding code of conduct in the South China Sea.
  • United States Studies Centre Research Fellow Ashley Townshend was quoted in Stars and Stripes (US) and The Manila Times about a reported plan by Japan to develop a new missile to defend the Ryukyu Islands.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Max Walden, Research Assistant from the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre, about Indonesia’s Independence Day.

Faculty in the Media – 16 August 2016

  • Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio (PM, Radio National, 666 Canberra) about Donald Trump attacking media outlets over his perceived bias against him.
  • Tom Switzer, Senior Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed on Sky News, about a possible Trump presidency.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio (702 Sydney) about the week in Australian politics.
  • SBS Radio (Arabic) reported on new projections released by the University's Atrocity Forecasting Project.
  • 2MCE interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Thailand’s new military-backed constitution will limit freedom of expression for Thai citizens.
  • The Japan Times quoted Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre Ashley Townshend about a reported plan by Japan to develop a new missile to defend the Ryukyu Islands.

Faculty in the Media – 15 August 2016

  • 2SER interviewed Emeritus Professor of Political Economics Frank Stilwell about the distribution of Australia’s wealth.
  • Professor Ed Blakeley from the United States Studies Centre spoke to 2SER about the US Presidential race.
  • Department of Philosophy Professor Mark Colvyan’s Conversation article on the Census was reprinted in several APN Australian Regional Media newspapers, including the Toowomba Chronicle, the Daily Mercury, the Fraser Coast Chronicle and the Gladstone Observer.

Faculty in the Media – 12 August 2016

  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Richard Fontaine from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s comments on gun laws in the US.
  • Radio National interviewed Research Associate of the United States Studies Centre John Barron about Trump's comments.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer form the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC Coffs Coast about Trump’s latest campaign rally.
  • Domain quoted Dr Oliver Watts from the Sydney College of the Arts about the cultural life and reputation of cities across Australia.
  • Dr Louise Katz from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was interviewed on 6PR Perth about the misuse and abuse of the Australian language, particularly for marketing purposes.

Faculty in the Media – 11 August 2016

  • Fairfax Media’s Daily Life published an article authored by curators of the SCA’s FemFlix exhibition, Dr Jacqueline Millner, Jane Schneider and Deborah Shapiro. The curator’s were also interviewed on FBi Radio.
  • Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, wrote an article published in the Canberra Times about why Australian parliamentarians should reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership legislation.
  • Professor Mark Colyvan from the Department of Philosophy wrote an article published in The Conversation about load testing in relation to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ testing procedures for the 2016 Census.
  • MSN (US), Yahoo! (US, Canada) and CNBC (US) quoted Visiting Professor Dr Bates Gill from the United States Studies Centre about Republicans retracting their endorsement of Donald Trump.
  • Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) published an opinion piece by Max Walden, Research Assistant from the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre, about asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia.
  • Today (Singapore) published an opinion piece by Sarah Teo, PhD student in the Department of Government and International Relations, about South Korea’s pursuit of 'responsible middle-power diplomacy’.

Faculty in the Media – 10 August 2016

  • Dr Jacqueline Milner from the Sydney College of the Arts was quoted in the City Circular about the FemFlix exhibition.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Huffington Post about the strong rhetoric used by China in response to criticism of swimmer Sun Yang.
  • Junkee interviewed Dr Minglu Chen from the China Studies Centre and Department of Government and International Relations about the response in China to Australian swimmer Mack Horton’s comments about his rival Sun Yang at the Rio Olympics.
  • Dr Louise Katz from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences wrote an article published in The Conversation about guidelines to understanding linguistic jargon.

Faculty in the Media – 9 August 2016

  • Visiting Research Associate of the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age about the strategy of Republican candidate Donald Trump.
  • Honorary Associate from the Department of Media and Communications Mark Pesce was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the impact of the Internet on people’s lifestyles.
  • An article in the Australian Financial Review mentioned a study by the United States Studies Centre on the perceptions of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in Yahoo! (US, Canada, India) and MSN (US) about Thailand’s constitutional referendum.

Faculty in the Media – 8 August 2016

  • Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on CNBC (US), BBC (UK) and Channel News Asia about Thailand’s constitutional referendum.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in The Conversation about perspectives on anarchism and liberty. Professor Keane also authored a book review of Dark Money by Jane Mayer published in Fairfax newspapers.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the fantasy of natural law.

Faculty in the Media – 5 August 2016

  • Associate Professor Benjamin Goldsmith from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the University’s Atrocity Forecasting Project that found 15 countries are facing heightened risks of genocidal or political violence.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations Kate Johnston spoke to 666 ABC Canberra about the economics of sustainable seafood.
  • Radio National The World Today interviewed Richard Fontaine from the United States Studies Centre about the US presidential race, with recent polling having Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump.

Faculty in the Media – 3 August 2016

  • Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History authored an article on Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, published in The Conversation. It is part of a new monthly series on classic film scenes.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Radio National about criticism of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump by the family of an American soldier killed in action.

Faculty in the Media – 2 August 2016

  • SBS World News published an article by Professor Elspeth Probyn and PhD candidate Kate Johnston from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about why it is difficult to eat locally-sourced fish.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about how good governance strengthens democracy.
  • Dr Hayley Fisher from the School of Economics contributed to an article published on The Conversation about strategies to boost community wellbeing.

Faculty in the Media – 1 August 2016

  • Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Associate Professor Richard Miles, was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the advantages to studying a Bachelor of Arts in preparing students for the future workforce, as part of the Herald’s Open Day education supplement.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Elspeth Probyn and PhD candidate Kate Johnston from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about why it is difficulty to eat locally-sourced fish.