Faculty in the Media

January 2015

Faculty in the Media – 23 January 2015

  • SBS World News Australia reported on the release of university offers and interviewed head of undergraduate student recruitment Kaveh Ghezel and future student Ann Wen, who said she's excited to start studying combined arts and law at the University of Sydney.
  • James Brown from the US Studies Centre wrote an opinion piece published in The Australian about President Obama’s State of the Union address and the US Alliance.

Faculty in the Media: 22 January 2015

  • US Studies Centre academics featured widely in the media coverage of Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Charles Shipman was interviewed on ABC News 24 News with Ros Childs, Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor fwas interviewed on ABC NewsRadio Melbourne Afternoons and 702 ABC Sydney Mornings. Dr Nicole Hemmer wrote an article published in the Conversation about the address.
  • Tom Switzer was interviewed on 2GB Money News program and ABC NSW Statewide Afternoons. Tom Switzer was also quoted in an Australian article about the address, while The Australian Financial Review published an opinion about Obama’s failure to push the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on ABC News 24 Morning and ABC News with Ros Childs about the new tussle for Antarctic exploration.

Faculty in the Media – 21 January 2015

  • Malcolm Jorgensen from the US Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio Breakfast and ABC Melbourne Webcast Drive about the Foreign Affairs Minister’s week-long trip to the US for talks.
  • Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy wrote an article about Free Trade Agreements driving labour market reform, which was published in the Conversation.

Faculty in the Media – 20 January 2015

  • Tom Switzer and Nicole Hemmer from the US Studies Centre co-authored an opinion piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald about the need to scrutinize offensive speech, not censor it. It was also published by the Canberra Times and Age.
  • Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History and Film Studies reviewed Tex Perkins’ Sydney Festival gig for the Conversation. Meanwhile, PhD student Elias Greig from the Department of English wrote an article for the Conversation about memory games at the Sydney Festival.

Faculty in the Media – 19 January 2015

  • Professor Sahar Amer from the School of Languages and Cultures was quoted in an Australian Financial Review (paywalled) feature about about the 'Je suis Charlie' campaign.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the US Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Sydney Webcast Drive about the thawing relations between the US and Cuba.
  • The Straits Times (Singapore – paywalled) quoted Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations about China’s role in Thailand.

Faculty in the Media – 16 January 2015

  • Professor Geoff Gallop from the Graduate School of Government was interviewed on Radio National's Big Ideas program about global politics.
  • Dr David Smith from the US Studies Centre was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney Drive about the US Presidential race and the likelihood that Hillary Clinton will run as the Democratic favourite.
  • Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in a Newcastle Herald article about NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley’s admission he has two low-level drink driving convictions.

Faculty in the Media – 15 January 2015

  • The Guardian (UK) quoted Professor Roland Fletcher from the Department of Archaeology about what the cities of today can learn from those of the past and mentioned the Greater Angkor Project.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (print only) published an article in its education supplement about Dr Vannessa Hearman from the School of Languages and Cultures, who mentored student and New Colombo Plan scholarship recipient Glenn Hanson.

Faculty in the Media – 14 January 2015

  • An article in Australian Women’s Health mentioned a study by a Pierrick Bourrat, a PhD candidate from the Department of Philosophy, about how we judge other people’s behaviour.
  • Honorary Associate in Digital Cultures, Mark Pesce, was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney Drive and discussed what should have been invented by the year 2015 according to the film Back to the Future II.
  • Dr Peter Kirkpatrick from the Department of English wrote a piece for the Conversation about Australian bush ballads.

Faculty in the Media – 13 January 2015

  • The Australian quoted ARC Indigenous Research Fellow Dr Vicki Grieves on the legacy of author Patrick White.
  • Elias Greig from the Department of English was interviewed on 774 ABC Melbourne (Overnights) Weekend about the Romantic period of poetry, literature and art.
  • The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times published an opinion piece by Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre about Russia and the possibility of a second Cold War

Faculty in the Media – 12 January 2015

  • Professor Catherine Waldby from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was quoted in an Australian Financial Review article about freezing eggs and some companies providing the service to their female employees.
  • Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News 24 Evenings about an open letter signed by 95 scholars, which urges WHO member states to support and fund the organisation.
  • Chris Rodley from the Department of Media and Communications took part in a collaborative writing experiment being published in The Conversation.

Faculty in the Media – 9 January 2015

  • Bloomberg Businessweek (US) interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about the role of Charlie Hebdo in French life.

Faculty in the Media – 8 January 2015

  • ABC NewsRadio Melbourne’s Drive interviewed Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Republican John Boehner being re-elected as speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Faculty in the Media – 7 January 2015

  • Dr Barrie Wharton from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on Radio National PM about the demonstrations against anti-Islam protest in Germany.
  • Times of India (India) and The Malaysian Insider (Malaysia) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Queensland state elections.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations about Russia’s relationship with India.

Faculty in the Media – 6 January 2015

  • The Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece by Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the Islamic State.
  • ABC NewsRadio Melbourne interviewed Adjunct Professor Richard Broinowski from the Department of Media and Communications about the sanctions to North Korea in relation to the hacking incident at Sony Pictures.

Faculty in the Media – 5 January 2015

  • The Saturday Age and the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Chris Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about shark attacks. Dr Neff was also interviewed by Salon.com (US), the Inquisitr (US), SBS World News, the Guardian and WA Today.
  • El Confidencial (Spain) and The Week Magazine (US) reported on research by Professor Dianna Kenny from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that provides data on the death age of pop and rock musicians.
  • Yahoo! Finance (US) quoted Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott from the Department of Government and International Relations about the impact the Ebola crisis may have on the World Health Organization.