Faculty in the Media

July 2015

Faculty in the Media – 31 July 2015

  • Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations, wrote an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the impact Muslim leaders could have on the government’s counter-radicalisation efforts.
  • Professor Ann Curthoys, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, was interviewed on Radio National about how Australian governments may have found it difficult to move beyond colonialist understandings of their relationship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about Russia vetoing a UN proposal for an international criminal tribunal on the MH17 disaster.

Faculty in the Media – 30 July 2015

  • ABC (702 Sydney, NewsRadio) interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the role of social media in politics.
  • Undergraduate student Mithunkumar Ramalingam from the School of Economics was interviewed on ABC News 24 as part of a panel on economic predictions for the year.
  • PhD candidate from the United States Studies Centre, Malcom Jorgensen, was interviewed on Sky Business News about the final round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was also interviewed on 774 ABC Melbourne about the negotiations.

Faculty in the Media – 29 July 2015

  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the performance and narrative of former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. The New Yorker and Daily Telegraph mentioned Yanis Varoufakis was a former economics lecturer at the University of Sydney.
  • Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky Business News about the volatility of Chinese equities following the biggest one-day fall in the market since 2007.
  • PhD candidate in the United States Studies Centre, Malcolm Jorgensen, was interviewed on ABC News 24 about US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya. Dr David Smith was also interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the final year of Obama’s presidency. James Brown was interviewed on ABC (Radio National, 666 Canberra) about the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal under negotiation.

Faculty in the Media – 28 July 2015

  • ABC News 24’s The Business interviewed undergraduate School of Economics student Mithunkumar Ramalingam as part of a panel on economic predictions for the new financial year.
  • Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications wrote an article in The Conversation about ABC shop closures and where this leaves the organisation’s digital strategy.
  • Malaysia Chronicle quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about the leadership of Ling Jihua following corruption investigations.
  • Visiting Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies scholar Paul Duffill authored an opinion piece for ABC Religion and Ethics about the ALP National Conference vote on Palestinian statehood.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy about the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
  • Dr Mark Allon from the Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies and Dr Wendy Reade from the Department of Archaeology featured in two issues of the local Mandalay Burmese language newspaper, the Yadanapon, for their work at the Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Faculty in the Media – 27 July 2015

  • Dr Fernanda Penaloza from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth about the life of Eva Peron, First Lady of Argentina.
  • Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English authored a review of Harper Lee’s second novel Go Set a Watchman in the Sunday Age.
  • Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, was interviewed on SYN FM in relation to the series of protests by the Reclaim Australia group as well as anti-racism protesters.
  • Business Insider (US) and [[http://dailynews.sina.com/gb/chn/chnoverseamedia/chinesedaily/20150726/07196810010.html||Sina] (China) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about the leadership of Ling Jihua following corruption investigations.
  • Dr Lionel Babicz of the School of Languages and Cultures wrote an article about Japan-South Korea relations for the East Asia Forum.
  • Alix Beeston from the Department of English wrote an article in The Conversation about valuing books by deceased authors.

Faculty in the Media – 24 July 2015

  • Malaysia Chronicle, Free Malaysia Today, and the Malay Mail Online reported on the findings of the Checkbook Elections report, by the Electoral Integrity Project.
  • Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about a plunge in China’s stock market and economic reform in the country. Business Standard (India) quoted Professor Brown about President Xi Jinping’s leadership and the issue of economic reform.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (702 Sydney, 612 Brisbane) about US President Barack Obama’s rhetoric and the civil rights movement in the US. Radio National interviewed Tom Switzer about multiculturalism in Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Andrea Abel van Es, senior research fellow from the Electoral Integrity Project, about the role of money in politics.

Faculty in the Media – 23 July 2015

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was interviewed on Sky News about a new defence white paper adopted by the Japanese Parliament.
  • Sky News interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the US Presidential race and President Barack Obama’s performance. Dr Smith was also interviewed on ABC NewsRadioabout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
  • Bloomberg (US) and BBC (China, UK) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about China’s economic reforms following a fall in the stock market. The South China Morning Post also quoted Professor Brown about the criminal prosecution of Ling Jihua.
  • Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby from the Department of English authored an article in The Conversation about literary awards in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 22 July 2015

Faculty in the Media – 21 July 2015

  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations about Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Yemen and the humanitarian crisis.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History about various physical activity programs in schools.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SER FM about a helicopter trip taken by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop.

Faculty in the Media – 20 July 2015

  • Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article in the Weekend Australian about the nuclear agreement reached by the US, Iran and other world powers.

Faculty in the Media - 17 July 2015

  • Professor Pippa Norris of the Department of Government and International Relations co-wrote a Washington Post article about the Checkbook Elections report into political financing.
  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on ABC News 24, 2SM Sydney and 2SER FM about the bailout measures passed in the Greek parliament. SBS Ethnic Radio also interviewed Dr Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about the austerity measures.
  • ABC (News 24, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English about the release of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman and themes of gender and race in the novel.
  • Dr Victoria Grieves from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on ABC North Queensland about her research on the children of American servicemen called Children Born of War.
  • Dr Dinesh Wadiwel from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy wrote an article in The Conversation about how animals are used as forms of capital.
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about trading with China.

Faculty in the Media – 16 July 2015

  • Dr Victoria Grieves from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on ABC North Queensland and 4K1G Townsville about the Children Born of War project.

Faculty in the Media – 15 July 2015

  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on SBS Sydney’s Insight program and ABC NewsRadio about the recent bailout terms agreed by the Greek Government and the social impacts in the country.
  • Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English was interviewed on ABC (666 Canberra, Newcastle) in relation to the release of Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman.
  • MSN (India) and South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Dr David Brophy from the China Studies Centre about China’s policies towards Uyghur minorities in Xinjiang.
  • Professor Kerry Brown of the China Studies Centre wrote an opinion piece about Australia’s relations with China and Australia for Inside Story.

Faculty in the Media – 14 July 2015

  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Culture was interviewed on SBS Ethnic Radio about the situation facing refugees and migrants in Greece.
  • SBS Ethnic Radio interviewed Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about falling share prices in China.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SER FM about the Federal Opposition Leader’s appearance at the Royal Commission into Trade Unions.

Faculty in the Media – 13 July 2015

  • The Weekend Australian quoted Professor Peter Morgan from the School of Languages and Cultures about the prosecution of Dragan Vasiljkovic and the implications for region.
  • The Saturday Paper reviewed an article by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about media influence.
  • Today Online (Singapore) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about China’s stock market.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Dr Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about the impact of a Greek exit from the Eurozone.

Faculty in the Media – 10 July 2015

  • The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed 28-year-old Department of Media and Communications alumnus Kip Williams about Love and Information, the play he is directing at Sydney Theatre Company.
  • Emeritus Professor Rod Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio National (Canberra) on political boycotts of the media.
  • 666 ABC Canberra radio spoke to Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the communications battle between government and the Islamic State.

Faculty in the Media – 8 July 2015

  • Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English was interviewed on ABC 702 Sydney in a regular segment about Shakespeare and how one translates it.
  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on Radio National PM, ABC NewsRadio, ABC 666 Canberra about the effect of the Greek debt crisis on Australia.
  • LA Times (US) published an opinion piece by Luke Slattery, an honorary associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, about Alexander the Great.
  • The Economic Times (India) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about China’s memory of war against Japan.

Faculty in the Media – 7 July 2015

  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures appeared on ABC’s Q&A panel and discussed a range of topics including the Greek economic crisis, the new Border Force Act, foreign farm ownership and the state of political trust in Australia. The Australian also mentioned Professor Karalis was expected to appear on the program. Professor Karalis was also interviewed on ABC News 24, 5AA Adelaide and 6PR Perth about the Greek referendum result, and 702 ABC Sydney in relation to the resignation of Greece's Finance Minister.
  • Dr Mark Melatos from the School of Economics was interviewed on Sky Business News and WS FM about the result and bailout proposals. SBS World News (Sydney) interviewed both Professor Karalis and Dr Melatos about Greece’s economic future following the referendum. Professor Tony Aspromourgos from the School of Economics wrote an article in The Conversation about Greece’s options following the referendum result.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the China Studies Centre, about a fall in the Chinese stock market and the links between Australian and Chinese economies.
  • Canberra Times quoted Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about how public perception influences government’s policy making decisions.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations authored an article in The Conversation about Julian Assange’s views on Google, surveillance and predatory capitalism.

Faculty in the Media – 6 July 2015

  • Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures about the result of the Greek referendum and the social and economic implications of the failure to reach agreement on bailout terms. Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy was also interviewed on 2UE's Drive program about the economic and political situation in Greece.
  • Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in Business Insider about Japan joining a military operation between Australia and the US. The Guardian (UK), 腾讯网 (China) and 网易 (China) also quoted Dr Lee.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Warwick Anderson from the Department of History about Northern development plans and Australia’s vision of the tropics.

Faculty in the Media – 3 July 2015

  • Guardian Australia interviewed Dr Megan MacKenzie of the Department of Government and International Relations about her research into women and combat.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis from School of Languages and Cultures about the upcoming Greek referendum on EU debt negotiations. The Guardian (UK) also quoted Professor Karalis. Radio National’s The World Today and ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the frailty of the European Union. The Australian Financial Review, Channel Seven News (Brisbane) and Sky News Sydney mentioned that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is a former economics lecturer at the University.
  • The Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia) reported on the Greater Angkor Project led by the Department of Archaeology.

Faculty in the Media – 2 July 2015

  • The Daily Telegraph interviewed Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who is a former economics lecturer at the University.
  • The Conversation published an article by PhD Candidate Deirdre O’Connell, from the Department of History, about the historical documentary Blood + Thunder, which charts the history of Australian rock music.

Faculty in the Media – 1 July 2015

  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures about the economic crisis in Greece and its effect on the future of the country.
  • Yen reported on the significant contribution made by Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations to research on the politics of shark attacks.
  • Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio National about conflict in Saudi Arabia after 28 people were wounded following a car bomb.