Faculty in the Media

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April 2017

Faculty in the Media – 28 April 2017

  • Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin and syndicated articles in regional newspapers quoted Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system used by South Korean and US forces on the Korean peninsula.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed about the US President’s first 100 days in office on ABC Radio Melbourne.

Faculty in the Media – 27 April 2017

  • Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times and other outlets about political tension along the Korean peninsula and how black market entrepreneurs use this to their advantage in North Korea. Associate Professor Hastings also featured in a video about the topic.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio (NewsRadio, Melbourne), ABC TV (News 24) about the history and future of the Australian-US alliance in light of an upcoming meeting between the Prime Minister and President.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald mentioned Professor Shane White from the Department of History has been nominated for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award in the non-fiction category for his book Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire.
  • Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Gallop from the Graduate School of Government was interviewed on Sky News about the need for a federal corruption commission.
  • Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications spoke to ABC Radio National Drive about pressure on Facebook to review its moderation process.
  • triple j interviewed Dr Sarah Graham from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.
  • National Post (Canada) quoted Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Australian and WA government’s policy approach to shark attacks.
  • Al Jazeera(Qatar) published an opinion piece authored by Azim Zahir, associate at the Sydney Democracy Network, about the killing of a prominent blogger in the Maldives.

Faculty in the Media – 26 April 2017

  • Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, was interviewed on ABC Radio (Canberra, Melbourne), ABC TV (News 24, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Darwin), SBS World News and Sky News about the French presidential election and the rising number of voters supporting neither of the major political parties.
  • ABC News 24, ABC Radio Gold Coast and 2MCE Orange interviewed Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Cultures about the shift to the centre and far right in French politics.
  • The New York Times (US) quoted Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Australian and WA government’s policy approach to shark attacks.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to SBS Mandarin about the US Vice-President Mike Pence visiting Australia.
  • SBS Italian interviewed Dr Umberto Grassi, Postdoctoral Research Associate from the School of Literature, Arts and Media, about Italy’s Liberation Day.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published on The Conversation about the Federal Court rejecting an appeal by Chevron to repay over $300 million in corporate tax.
  • Research Associate John Barron from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra about the US President’s first 100 days in office.

Faculty in the Media – 24 April 2017

  • The Australian Financial Review interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations on the Government’s recent changes to 457 visas and citizenship.
  • Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC (News 24, PM), 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane about the French Election. Yahoo! (US) and CNBC (US) also quoted Professor Simon Tormey.
  • Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney and 2SER FM about security concerns following the shooting.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Cultures about the French presidential elections.
  • AFR Weekend published an article co-authored by Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre. proposing a number of actions during the US Vice-President’s visit to Australia that would strengthen ties between the two countries. Associate Professor Brown was also interviewed on 2GB Sydney about the US Vice-President’s visit.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC Radio (Mid North Coast) about the US Vice-President’s visit.
  • The Daily Telegraph quoted Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, Dougal Robinson about the significant timing of the visit.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about US foreign policy in the context of the visit, specifically related to Asia. The Australian Financial Review also quoted Ashley Townshend about Australia and Japan’s push to revive a security grouping with India and the US.
  • The Australian Financial Review mentioned the United States Studies Centre and AmCham have commissioned economist Richard Holden to investigate the depth of the US-Australia investment relationship.

Faculty in the Media – 21 April 2017

  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC PM about the upcoming French election. Professor Tormey was also interviewed on Sky News about the UK Parliament giving the Prime Minister approval to hold a general election on 8 June.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Cultures about the French presidential elections.
  • 2GB Sydney mentioned commentary by Associate Professor Jackie Manuel from the School of Education and Social Work on the new changes to HSC English.
  • Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History wrote an article published on The Conversation about the republican movement in Australia and the country’s national identity.
  • Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economy was interviewed by Bloomberg on research that found the discovery of surf breaks helped drive the local economy.
  • Campus Morning Mail mentioned the University will host the third Aviation Cultures conference on April 27 and 28.
  • The Washington Post (US) published an opinion piece co-authored by Dr James Loxton from the Department of Government and International Relations about political unrest in Venezuela.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the US President’s approach to relations in the Asian region.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne) and ABC News 24 about US Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 20 April 2017

  • The Australian published an article by Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), explaining why reforms to 457 visas for skilled migrants are detrimental to research, innovation and the broader Australian community. ABC Online also quoted Professor Ivison.
  • Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Gippsland about the Government’s proposed new citizenship test.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the UK Prime Minister calling a general election earlier than expected.
  • Research Fellow Dougal Robinson from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in The Australian about his recent meetings with policymakers in Washington D.C. and Australians’ perception of the former and current US President.

Faculty in the Media – 19 April 2017

  • The Star Observer published a feature about partying moving from social to private spaces and quoted Associate Professor Kane Race from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
  • Honorary Professor Peter Hayes from the Centre for International Security Studies spoke to ABC Radio Melbourne about tensions between North Korea and the US.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published on The Conversation about Australia’s energy debate.
  • Independent.ie (Ireland) reported researchers from the University of Sydney’s School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh have conducted new research on birth order and its impact on personality.

Faculty in the Media – 18 April 2017

  • Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion spoke to ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne), SBS Radio, 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane, ABC Online and The New Daily about the religious origins of Easter and the derivation of the word ‘Easter’.
  • 6PR Perth interviewed Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History about how Easter has historically been celebrated in Western societies.
  • Dr Lucia Sorbera from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on ABC News (Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Melbourne, Darwin) about concerns regarding a video on domestic violence by Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency CEO, about the child care for Indigenous Australians ahead of her conferral ceremony at the University of Sydney for an honorary doctorate.
  • PhD candidate Evelyn Araluen Corr from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was interviewed on ABC Radio National about winning the Nakata Brophy Prize for Indigenous writers under 30.
  • The Courier Mail quoted Honorary Professor Peter Hayes from the Centre for International Security Studies and Research Fellow Brendon Thomas Noone from the United States Studies Centre about North Korea.
  • A book by Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the US Studies Centre was mentioned in an article by The Australian.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre spoke to 2GB Sydney about the US strategy in Afghanistan.
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about China-North Korea relations.

Faculty in the Media – 13 April 2017

  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the religious origins of Easter.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on triple j Hack about the potential for political tension between North Korea and the US to escalate.
  • Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre John Barron was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the viability of Sean Spicer’s role as spokesperson for the US President.
  • PhD scholar from the Sydney Democracy Network, Dr Amro Ali, spoke to ABC Radio National’s Religion and Ethics about two Egyptian churches that were bombed.
  • An opinion piece about homelessness published in the Sydney Morning Herald mentioned Dr Justine Humphry from the Department of Media and Communications recently co-authored research about the accessibility of Martin Place.

Faculty in the Media – 12 April 2017

  • The Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin and Herald Sun quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about concerns North Korea will threaten a missile strike.
  • ABC TV Sydney and 2MCE Orange interviewed Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeking support from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to the US missile strike in Syria.
  • ABC PM interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown, Research Director of the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC Radio Melbourne about US foreign policy, particularly in regards to Syria.
  • Dr Amanda Elliot from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted on SBS Online about the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ evaluation of the ‘typical’ Australian.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Eleanor Gordon-Smith, PhD candidate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, for a regular segment about solving ethical dilemmas.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Graham White from the School of Economics on how wage growth contributes to the economy
  • Foreign Affairs (US) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about China’s moves to become one of the major powers in the world.

Faculty in the Media – 11 April 2017

  • The Australian and Campus Morning Mail mentioned the appointment of Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright to Director of the Institute of Open Adoption Studies, a joint venture between The University of Sydney and Barnados Australia funded by the NSW Government.
  • Associate Professor Susan Thomas from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science was interviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today about gender-specific uniforms, in context of her role as cofounder of Girls Uniform Agenda.
  • The Times (UK) reported on new research by Dr Anita Staneva from the School of Economics that found children who are brought up speaking two or more languages outperform their peers in English and maths by the age of seven.
  • Good Morning America (US) and the World Economic Forum mentioned research by the School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh that found first-born children score higher than siblings in IQ tests.

Faculty in the Media – 10 April 2017

  • The Sydney Morning Herald mentioned the University of Sydney is a major partner of Sydney Writers’ Festival this year. Spectrum also reported the Curiosity Lecture Series is supported by the University of Sydney and is hosted by University academics.
  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted on The New Daily about how the US launching missiles in Syria might trigger a response from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed by ABC Radio Adelaide about the ongoing war in Syria.
  • ABC’s Nightlife interviewed Dr Frances Clarke from the Department of History about the US Civil War, for their segment This Week in History.
  • Associate Professor Monika Bednarek from the Department of Linguistics was quoted in the Collective Hub about the use of expletives in forming relationships.
  • ABC Religion and Ethics published an article by Professor A. Dirk Moses from the Department of History about media and Christianity.
  • ABC Religion and Ethics published an article by Postdoctoral Fellow Olivia Murphy from the Department of English about the racial diversity of characters in Jane Austen’s body of literature.
  • Herald Sun, NT News, News.com.au and The New Zealand Herald quoted Dr Sarah Graham from the United States Studies Centre about military action taken by US President Donald Trump.
  • The Stringer published an article by Zushan Hashmi, Policy and Research Coordinator of the South Asia Study Group, on digital diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Affairs White Paper.

Faculty in the Media – 7 April 2017

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra about electronic voting in the US compared to Australia’s voting model. Dr Chen was also quoted in the Australian Financial Review about the rise of populist politicians and the succeeding issues of trust with the public.
  • The Huffington Post published an article authored by Professor David Schlosberg, Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute and from the Department of Government and International Relations, about why US President Donald Trump’s executive order on climate policy will fail.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Professor Max Friedman, Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre, about the US President’s comments on the chemical attack in Syria.
  • [CNN (US) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about disputes in the South China Sea.

Faculty in the Media – 6 April 2017

  • Education Review quoted Associate Professor Jackie Manuel from the School of Education and Social Work about changes to the NSW HSC English curriculum.

Faculty in the Media – 5 April 2017

  • The Australian reported the University of Sydney and Harvard University have announced the appointment of Professor Warwick Anderson to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre was quoted on the Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail and News.com.au about potential conflict between the US and North Korea.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in The Guardian about US President Donald Trump’s relationship with China’s President Xi Jinping.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Omid Tofighian from the Department of Philosophy and National Centre for Cultural Competence about how Western civilisation is taught at the tertiary level.

Faculty in the Media – 4 April 2017

  • Global child education expert, Professor George Sugai from the University of Connecticut, was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney ahead of his Sydney Ideas talk.
  • Professor Peter Morgan from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about the future of Gibraltar when the UK exits from the European Union.

Faculty in the Media – 3 April 2017

  • ABC Lateline interviewed Professor David Schlosberg from the Department of Government and International Relations and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute about the US States’ environmental policy history and the approach of the Trump administration so far.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, WA Today and online regional media quoted Associate Professor Jackie Manuel from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work in an article about changes to HSC English.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the week in politics.
  • Visiting Professor Justin Wolfers from the School of Economics was profiled in Good Weekend Magazine alongside Betsey Stevenson, former adviser to Barack Obama and visiting fellow at Princeton University.
  • An article in the Weekend Australian mentioned expert predictions from the United States Studies Centre for the 2016 US election.
  • MSN (NZ) quoted Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics about a study of 5,000 surf breaks that found their discovery boosts economic growth.
  • Zócalo Public Square published an article by Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies about war in the cyber age.