Faculty in the Media

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May 2016

Faculty in the Media – 24 May 2016

  • Dr Andrea Abel van Es, Senior Research Fellow for the Electoral Integrity Project, was interviewed on ABC News 24 about political donation systems.
  • The Huffington Post Australia quoted Hussain Nadim, Phd candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about radicalisation amongst Muslim youth.
  • Professor Leonie Huddy, visiting fellow with the US Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC Classic FM.
  • An event featuring Yanis Varoufakis, honorary associate in the School of Social and Political Sciences, was mentioned as a highlight of this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival in TimeOut.
  • Security Solutions Magazine published an opinion piece by Professor Colin Wight from the Department of Government and International Relations about how the the election of Donald Trump would be a risk to global stability.

Faculty in the Media – 23 May 2016

  • Reuters (Canada) and Yahoo! (US), quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ambitions and election campaign of Malcolm Turnbull.
  • Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the maintenance of democracy in the Philippines.
  • The Saturday Age quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the influence of the Greens party on policy debates leading up to the federal election in July.
  • Research by Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations on the intersection of religion and politics was referenced in The Australian.
  • Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about Bill Clinton's polling in comparison to that of Hillary Clinton.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about Bernie Sanders' chances against Hillary Clinton in winning the Democratic Party nomination.
  • Associate Professor Julia Kindt from the Department of Classics and Ancient History authored a guide to the art classics, published in [[||The Conversation]].
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations Klaus Raditio authored an article published on the Huffington Post about implications of electing Donald Trump for US-China relations.
  • The Huffington Post published an opinion piece by Sohoon Lee, PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, about the backpacker tax and democracy.

Faculty in the Media – 20 May 2016

  • CCTV interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the federal election campaigns of the two major political parties.
  • The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Stuart Rollo from the Department of Government and International Relations, about US President Obama's upcoming visit to Vietnam.
  • Former Greek finance minister and honorary associate in the School of Social and Political Sciences Yanis Varoufakis was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney and mentioned he was a lecturer at the University of Sydney.
    Byron Shire Echo reported on the discovery of an axe fragment by an archaeological team that includes Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology, which has been found to be the oldest in the world.

Faculty in the Media – 19 May 2016

  • Radio National's Future Tense program spoke to Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies during a segment about quantum computing and security concerns.
  • Pilbara News, Barcoo Independent, Heritage Daily, Yahoo! Singapore and Fox8 (US) reported on the discovery of an axe fragment by an archaeological team that includes Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology, which has been found to be the oldest in the world.
  • Associate Professor Kane Race from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on Triple J’s Hack program about Australia's "chemsex" scene.

Faculty in the Media – 18 May 2016

  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the implications of Donald Trump winning the Republican Presidential nomination for Australia. Dr Smith was also quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about the impact of the Opposition Leader’s comments on Donald Trump for Australian-US relations.
  • The Australian Financial Review quoted Associate Professor Stuart Roswarne from the Department of Political Economy about the implications of the backpacker tax.
  • Associate Professor Kane Race from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on triple j’s Hack program about the phenomenon of ‘chemsex’ and the drug culture among the queer community.
  • Channel New Asia (Singapore) interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the Philippines elections.

Faculty in the Media – 17 May 2016

  • Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology was interviewed on ABC Ballarat about the discovery of a fragment of the world’s oldest axe in the Kimberley region.
  • ABC News (24, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart) and ABC (AM, NewsRadio, 936 Hobart, 612 Brisbane, 720 Perth, 891 Adelaide, 702 Sydney, 774 Melbourne, 666 Canberra) interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about the ABC’s Vote Compass survey which revealed the leaders Australians trust the most.
  • Visiting Research Associate of the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, wrote an article published in the Age about US Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, and the difficulty in placing his policies on a traditional left to right spectrum.
  • Asia Times (Hong Kong) quoted Professor Jeffrey Riegel from the China Studies Centre about the history of the Forbidden City in China.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Age reported former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was a lecturer at the University of Sydney, will be appointed as an Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Economy this Friday. The Guardian mentioned Yanis Varoufakis was a former University of Sydney lecturer.

Faculty in the Media – 16 May 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and Business Insider reported climate change activist Naomi Klein will be the next recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize, mentioning the Sydney Peace Foundation is located at the University of Sydney.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the AFR Weekend about political campaigning in Australia compared to the US and UK.
  • Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about the level of access digital criminals could gain to personal information.
  • Radio National’s Breakfast interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman about his role on the Vote Compass academic panel. NITV also interviewed Professor Jackman about how Indigenous affairs ranked in terms of voter interest.
  • The Weekend Australian published an article by Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about redrawing Middle East borders.
  • Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government was interviewed on ABC (AM, 774 Melbourne, 666 Canberra) about the number of policy announcements from the Government and Opposition in the lead up to the election.
  • Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about the legacy of US President Barack Obama.
  • Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees, Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, was interviewed on 891 ABC Adelaide about his new novel about the lives and rights of Palestinians and Israeli supporters.
  • Dr Tamson Pietsch from the Department of History authored an article published on The Conversation, calling on academics to encourage their students to enrol to vote in the Federal Election.
  • Dr John Gagne from the Department of History wrote an article about the complexity of food in a cultural and political space, published on The Conversation.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations authored an article on money, capitalism and the slow death of social democracy, published on The Conversation.
  • Former Deputy Policy Director for the Ben Carson for President 2016 Campaign, Ying Ma, was interviewed on Lateline and mentioned her address at the United States Studies Centre.
  • Independent Australia published an article by Zushan Hashmi, Research Coordinator of the South Asia Study Group, about new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Faculty in the Media – 13 May 2016

  • ABC Radio National and ABC 666 Canberra spoke to Simon Jackman, US Studies Centre, about the first Vote Compass results that show the economy is the number one issue concerning voters.
  • Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, was interviewed on ABC 666 Canberra, explaining politicians are among the least trusted in society.
  • SBS News quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about Filipino president-elect Rodrigo Duterte stance on international relations.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, in a piece on council mergers in NSW.
  • Myanmar Times quoted Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about a Chinese oil refinery in Myanmar.
  • ABC’s Lateline program interviewed Ying Ma, Conservative Commentator, who delivered a speech at the United States Study Centre today entitled "Making America great again, Donald Trump's campaign for the US Presidency".

Faculty in the Media – 12 May 2016

  • Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in SBS World News and Huffington Post about the influence of the President-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. CNBC (US) and Yahoo also quoted Dr Sinpeng about Duterte. The Drum also published an article by PhD candidate Adele Webb about the issue.
  • Business Insider and Smooth FM interviewed Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about the discovery of the world’s oldest known polished axe which is believed to be 10,000 years old. China Daily, Examiner (US), National Post (US), Yahoo! News (US), Daily Motion (India), Guangming Online (China), the Register (UK), Sina (China), BBC (UK) and Washington Post (US) also reported on the discovery.
  • Radio National’s Breakfast program interviewed Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about the role of religion in the upcoming federal election.
  • CNBC (Asia), MSN (US) and CCTV interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the federal election campaign.
  • MSN (US) interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Federal Elections.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the US presidential primaries.
  • Honorary Associate from the Department of Media and Communications, Dr Mark Pesce, was interviewed on Radio National’s Law Report about the data footprint left via mobile phone and smart phone use.
  • Japan Today quoted Ashley Townshend from the US Studies Centre about the South China Sea disputes in a story about the recently elected President of the Philippines.

Faculty in the Media – 11 May 2016

  • There was widespread coverage for the discovery of an axe fragment by an archaeological team that includes Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology, which has been found to be the oldest in the world. It was reported on by ABC News 24, ABC News Online, The Guardian, news.com.au, SBS, The Age, 6PR Perth, 3AW Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane, ABC Radio (Canberra, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth), 2GB Sydney, The Christian Science Monitor (US), IFL Science (Canada), Mirror (UK), Daily Mail (UK), Express (UK), The Telegraph (UK) and more.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Linda Jakobson from the US Studies Centre about the relationship between the US and China.

Faculty in the Media – 10 May 2016

  • Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio National about a range of electoral issues in the seat of Richmond in far north NSW.
  • MSN (US) interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the 2016 Federal Election.
  • The Courier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin reported an international team led by the Dr Damian Evans from the Angkor Research Program has digitally mapped the Angkor Wat.
  • The Huffington Post Australia interviewed Dr Aim Singpen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the new Filipino President.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations Luke Mansillo was interviewed on 2SER about polling Australia’s upcoming election.

Faculty in the Media – 9 May 2016

  • Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about the influence of cloud technology on communication processes. Dr Hutchinson also co-authored an article published in The Conversation about the ABC’s digital strategy under the leadership of Michelle Guthrie.
  • ABC Online published an article by Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy about paid parental leave.

    Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the defence deal between Australia and Singapore.
  • ABC (666 Canberra, Radio National) interviewed Dr Rebecca Sheehan from the United States Studies Centre about Beyonce’s latest album, Lemonade.
  • Business Insider quoted Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, Ashley Townshend, about China’s approach to the South China Sea dispute.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in The Conversation about the ‘President of Humility’.
  • Doctoral candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, Luke Mansillo, wrote an article published in The Guardian about tracking opinion polling for the Australian election.

Faculty in the Media – 6 May 2016

  • Professor Iain McCalman from the Department of History was interviewed on SBS TV World News about the rumoured discovery of the HMS Endeavour.
  • Associate Professor Stephen Whelan from the School of Economics was interviewed on triple j about a study on the impact of parents gifting their children with money for a home in the context of the Prime Minister’s comments on housing affordability.
  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC (North Coast NSW, Coffs Coast) and regional papers about new shark repellent technology and shark prevention strategies in relation to this.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SM Sydney about the cuts to education and aged care in the Federal Budget.
  • 2SM Sydney interviewed Dr Amanda Elliot from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the Federal Opposition Leader’s budget reply speech.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC (PM, 666 Canberra) about warnings a Donald Trump presidency could spark a global financial disaster.
  • The Herald Sun and news.com.au quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about protest acting as a motivator for voters in the US.
  • Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 891 ABC Adelaide about the campaign of Republican Donald Trump.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (Gold Coast, Newcastle) about Ted Cruz resigning from the US Presidential race, leaving Donald Trump as the only Republican nominee.

Faculty in the Media – 5 May 2016

  • Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 891 ABC Adelaide about the Electoral Integrity Project in light of the upcoming Federal Election.
  • Dr Amanda Elliot from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was interviewed on ABC Online about the Federal Government’s $840 million program targeted at increasing employment opportunities for young people announced in the Budget.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (PM, 666 Canberra, Alice Springs) about the likelihood of a Presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
  • Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about Donald Trump’s campaign for the US Presidency.
  • ABC Gold Coast interviewed Research Associate John Barron from the United States Studies Centre about Ted Cruz suspending his Presidential campaign after losing the Indiana primary.

Faculty in the Media – 4 May 2016

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney and CNBC (US) about the 2016 Federal Government Budget.
  • ABC PM interviewed Professor Iain McCalman from the Department of History about the rumoured discovery of the HMS Endeavour.
  • The Economist (UK) quoted Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about the new media laws in Australia.
  • Newsweek (UK) published an opinion piece by Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Republican candidates in the running for the US Presidential campaign.
  • Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English authored a review of Sydney Theatre Company’s Disgraced, published in The Conversation.

Faculty in the Media – 3 May 2016

  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on Sky News about the US Presidential election.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age published an article by Visiting Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, about Donald Trump’s foreign policy heading into the Presidential election.
  • MSN (New Zealand) quoted Dr Rebecca Suter from the School of Languages and Cultures about what Australians can learn from the lack of obesity in Japan.

Faculty in the Media – 2 May 2016

  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on Sky News about the outcome of recent primaries in the lead up to the Presidential election.
  • Tom Switzer, Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre, authored an article published in the Weekend Australian about the support for Donald Trump in the Presidential race from within the Republican Party. Tom Switzer was also interviewed on Weekend Sunrise about the US Presidential primaries.
  • Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, Ashley Townshend, co-authored an article in the Weekend Australian about China’s tactics in the South China Sea dispute.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about Australia’s new submarines and the potential for the fleet to be nuclear-powered.
  • Visiting Fellow of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Bruce Duthu, was quoted in the Weekend Australian about constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples.
  • The Saturday Age quoted Professor Vanessa Smith from the Department of English about the legacy of Charlotte Bronte in giving voice to the female experience.
  • The Japan Times and Chicago Tribune (US) quoted Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, about China’s naval tactics in the South China Sea.