Faculty in the Media

February 2015

Faculty in the Media – 27 February 2015

  • BBC Radio (UK), Washington Post (US), The Diplomat, El Pais (Uruguay), Globo (Brazil), Southeast Asia Globe and Al Huffington Post featured among widespread international media coverage of the Electoral Integrity Project, led by Professor Pippa Norris.
  • Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News Live (Sydney) in relation to the Prime Minister’s announcement of an increased in troops fighting against ISIL.
  • Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science John Forge was interviewed on2SER FM and commented on the defence budget and the rhetoric of defensive weapons.

Faculty in the Media – 26 February 2015

  • Salon (US) reported on research by the Electoral Integrity Project and its findings about the most recent American Congressional election.
  • Professor Geoff Gallop of the Graduate School of Government was quoted in an AAP report about Labor’s request that the AFP investigate a matter related to a meeting between the Federal Government and the Human Rights Commission.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations was featured in The Conversation in a transcript of an interview he conducted with Dr Chee Soon Juan.

Faculty in the Media – 25 February 2015

  • Radio National Canberra interviewed Dr James Curran from the United States Studies Centre about how Australian politics is lacking leadership.
  • Associate Professor John Forge from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science wrote an article for The Conversation about the concept of defensive weapons in relation to Ukraine.

Faculty in the Media – 24 February 2015

  • Dr Victoria Grieves of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry reviewed the play, Kill The Messenger, for The Conversation.
  • The United States Studies Centre's Bates Gill and Tom Switzer authored an article in the New York-based Foreign Affairs on the new special relationship between Australia and the US.

Faculty in the Media – 23 February 2015

  • The Land newspaper interviewed Masters of Development Studies student Gianna Bonis-Profumo about agricultural innovation in Southeast Asia.
  • The Japan Times reviewed a book about Japan’s urban history by Dr Matthew Stavros, of the School of Languages and Cultures.

Faculty in the Media – 20 February 2015

  • MSN (New Zealand) quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about the impact of Australians boycotting holidays in Bali because of two Australians facing execution in Indonesia.
  • The Star Observer interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about NSW Labor leader Luke Foley’s decision to support marriage equality laws.

Faculty in the Media – 19 February 2015

  • Research from the Centre of International Security Studies was referenced in articles in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times about food security surrounding the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A, which has been linked to imported frozen mixed berries.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 774 ABC Melbourne about bicameral and unicameral parliamentary systems.

Faculty in the Media – 18 February 2015

  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Christopher Chesher from the Department of Media and Communications about how to keep content and information safe online and offline.
  • The Japan News (Japan) quoted Adjunct Associate Professor John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations about the relationship between the US, Japan and China.
  • Dr Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about the concern over political unrest and safety following the US decision to withdraw from Yemen.

Faculty in the Media – 17 February 2015

  • Professor Danielle Celermajer from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy wrote an article for The Conversation calling for independent statutory bodies to be recognised as a vital part of the democratic system.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Dr Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about the economic crisis in Greece.
  • 2HD Newcastle interviewed Director of the United States Studies Centre, James Brown, about the Federal government’s anti-terrorism legislation.

Faculty in the Media – 16 February 2015

  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) quoted Dr Megan Le Masurier from the Department of Media and Communications about the 'slow journalism’ movement.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Stuff (New Zealand) published an opinion piece about the movie 50 Shades of Grey, co-written by Dr Jessica Kean from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies .
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations reviewed Political Order and Political Decay in Spectrum, in the Saturday Age (print only).

Faculty in the Media – 13 February 2015

  • The Daily Telegraph mentioned the new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is a former lecturer at the University of Sydney.
  • The Conversation published an opinion piece about the history of romantic gift giving by Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight, of the Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Faculty in the Media – 12 February 2015

  • Dr Christopher Neff of the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC’s 7.30 about the facts about shark attacks. New Scientist (UK) also quoted Dr Neff about the number of shark attacks in Australia.
  • ABC Mid North Coast interviewed Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about possible changes to GST.

Faculty in the Media – 11 February 2015

  • ABC News interviewed Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about the NSW Government selling public assets to the total value of $1billion over the past 18 months.
  • Director of the Graduate School of Government, Professor Geoffrey Gallop, wrote an article in The Conversation about reform and the Australian political system.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article for The Conversation about the implications of the leadership spill outcome on the NSW election.

Faculty in the Media – 10 February 2015

  • Professor Mark Colyvan from the Department of Philosophy appeared on SBS World News to comment on political instability in the federal leadership.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SM about the leadership spill motion within the Liberal party. Bloomberg (US) also quoted Dr Chen. CNBC (US) and 2SER FM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson about how the Prime Minister might react following the vote. Meanwhile, ABC Radio National, Yahoo! News (US), NBC News (US), Independent Online (South Africa), IB Times (India), International Business Times (US), and Global Post (US) quoted Emeritus Professor Rod Tiffen on the issue.
  • Radio National and 666 ABC Canberra interviewed Professor Geoff Gallop from the Graduate School of Government about the federal Labor party needing to produce a clear set of policies.

Faculty in the Media – 9 February 2015

  • Yahoo! Middle East (UAE), Al Jazeera (Qatar), Global Post (US), RTE (Ireland)and CBC (Canada) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about leadership instability in the Liberal party. Vice (US) quoted Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre and BBC (UK) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations.
  • 666 ABC Canberra interviewed PhD candidate Amro Ali of the Department of Government and International Relations about the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt following Peter Greste’s release.
  • Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article in The Conversation about patterns in Facebook use by young people, detailing why younger users see the social network as a key part of their everyday lives.

Faculty in the Media – 6 February 2015

  • 6PR interviewed Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English about the release of a new Harper Lee book dubbed a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • CNBC (US) and Yonhap News Agency (Korea) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the threat to Prime Minister Abbott’s leadership.
  • Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen of the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article for The Conversation about why young people love to hate Facebook.

Faculty in the Media – 5 February 2015

  • Professor Tony Aspromourgos from the School of Economics was interviewed on SBS Ethnic Radio about the performance of new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
  • Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the influence of medieval English history on Shakespeare’s works.
  • Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English wrote an article in The Conversation about the announcement that Harper Lee will publish her second novel 55 years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. The New Zealand Herald also republished the piece.

Faculty in the Media – 4 February 2015

  • 2Sm and News.com.au interviewed Dr Peter Chen of the Department of Government and International Relations about Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s leadership of the Liberal Party. BBC News (United Kingdom) quoted Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Julie Bishop’s performance as foreign minister.
  • Associate Professor James Curran from the Department of History was interviewed on Radio National in regards to Australian and US international relations.
  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures appeared on ABC South East to comment on the election of the Syriza party in Greece and the country’s future in the Eurozone.

Faculty in the Media – 3 February 2015

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SER about the Queensland State Election. CNBC (United States) also interviewed Dr Chen about Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s speech at the National Press Club in Canberra. He was also quoted in the Washington Post (United States).
  • Dr Rebecca Scott-Bray from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology was interviewed by ABC NewsRadio Drive and Radio 2HD Newcastle about the first day of the coronial inquest into the Sydney siege.
  • Radio National interviewed Professor Geoff Gallop, Graduate School of Government and former WA Premier, about the upcoming NSW election in light of the recent results in Queensland.

Faculty in the Media – 2 February 2015

  • Dr Rebecca Scott-Bray from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology was interviewed for articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times about the review into NSW police handling of the Lindt café siege by UK experts.
  • Dr Jennifer Germon from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed for articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Newcastle Herald, The Age and The Guardian (North Victoria), about gender myths associated with schoolyard bullying.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reports Yanis Varoufakis, former University of Sydney economics lecturer and newly appointed Greek Finance Minister, will draw on his experience of 12 years spent in Sydney in his new role. The Daily Telegraph also report on Varoufakis’ appointment to the position and his role in the country’s debt agreements.