Faculty in the Media

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November 2016

Faculty in the Media – 30 November 2016

  • Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the School of Social and Political Sciences authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about the political and social realities of a post-Fidel Castro Cuba and a post-Obama America. Professor Fernandes was also interviewed on Radio Adelaide about news of Castro’s death.
  • ABC PM interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about an attempt from the four banks to collectively bargain with Apple over use of its electronic payment system.
  • Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2MCE Orange about the important roles undertaken by non-health experts during a global health emergency.
  • ABC Mildura, Xinhua (China), Sina (China) and Shanghai Daily (China) quoted Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy about the Australian government giving the go-ahead to a controversial "backpacker tax" plan.
  • The Conversation published a piece by Stephenie Andal, doctoral candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about a visit by two of Hong Kong’s best-known civic figures Anson Chan and Martin Lee to Sydney earlier this year. The Huffington Post (US) also published the article.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre and Honours student Emma Balfour on how memes were used during the US election.

Faculty in the Media – 29 November 2016

  • Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy was quoted in News.com.au, Gold Coast Bulletin, NT News, Radio Adelaide, 5 Minutes (France) and Le Vif (France) about the Federal Coalition’s compromise on a 15 percent rate for the backpacker tax.
  • Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on triple j’s Hack about the upcoming Hack Live broadcast that will discuss Dr Hobbs’ research on the effect that dating apps including Tinder have on interpersonal relationships.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the NSW Government’s proposal to reform ICAC.

Faculty in the Media – 28 November 2016

  • A News Review feature in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the voter swing against the National Party seen in the recent Orange by-election.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age about parallels between conflict in the Ukraine and the Cuban missile crisis in light of Fidel Castro’s death.
  • Visiting Scholar in the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Dr Robert Austin, spoke to ABC News 24 about the significance of the death of Castro, former Prime Minister and President of Cuba.
  • The Guardian referenced a report by Honorary Associate Professor Christine Inglis from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the integration of Lebanese youth in Australia, in an article about comments made by the Federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
  • Audio Boom (UK) interviewed PhD candidate Gabriele Abbondanza from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australian politics.
  • Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the Department of Political Economy and Sociology was interviewed by Al Jazeera English on the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Professor Fernandes also authored an article published by North American Congress on Latin America on the same topic.

Faculty in the Media – 25 November 2016

  • Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the Greens’ plans to reintroduce inheritance taxes in Australia.
  • Radio National PM interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman about the appointments made by US President-elect Donald Trump to his first cabinet.
  • Emeritus Professor Linda Weiss from the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article published in The Raw Story (US) about whether the US abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be advantageous.

Faculty in the Media – 24 November 2016

  • Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies wrote an article published in The Australian about parallels between the rise of Donald Trump and that of Napoleon III.
  • Emeritus Professor Linda Weiss from the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article published in The Conversation about whether the US abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be advantageous.
  • The Washington Post (US) quoted CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about a US federal district court’s move to strike down Wisconsin’s state legislative districts, saying they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favour Republicans.

Faculty in the Media – 23 November 2016

  • Dr Patricia Ranald, Research Associate from the Department of Political Economy, wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about the lessons from the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in the US.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman was quoted on ABC Online about the accuracy of Australian polling as opposed to the US.

Faculty in the Media – 22 November 2016

  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about fake news circulating around the US election.
  • SBS Online quoted Adjunct Associate Professor Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about political conflict and tension in Malaysia.
  • BBC (UK) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the tactics and strategy employed by Senator David Leyonhjelm in negotiations.
  • Sohu (China) referenced research from the University of Sydney’s Department of Archaeology on the significance of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
  • El Espan├Ál (Spain) quoted Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.

Faculty in the Media – 21 November 2016

  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about how Australia should approach relations with the US during Trump’s presidency. Professor Curran was also interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the potential foreign policy of US President-election Donald Trump.
  • Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History wrote about the three books that changed her in a column for the Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Canberra Times.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Prime 7 News (Albury, North Coast, Tamworth, Orange, Wagga Wagga) about the voting swing in the Orange by-election that subsequently saw the NSW Nationals Leader resign.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Weekend Sunrise about who will run Trump Towers while Donald Trump assumes the role of US President.
  • Professor Sahar Amer from the School of Language and Cultures was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about Muslim women who choose to wear the niqab or burqa and how this does not solely define their identity.
  • Radio National interviewed Dr Wendy Lambourne from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies about wars and conflicts during 2016.
  • Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth) about the increasing trend of 20-somethings still living with their parents.
  • Reuters (US, UK, India, Canada), International Business Times (UK), Yahoo! (US, UK) and Daily Mail(UK) quoted CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about US officials arriving in Australia to begin assessing asylum seekers held on Manus Island and Nauru for resettlement in the United States.
  • Reuters (US), Yahoo! (US), Malaysian Digest and Daily Mail (UK) quoted Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about China’s ambitions to tighten up regulation of the Internet.

Faculty in the Media – 18 November 2016

  • ABC Central West NSW interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the record swing in the Orange by-election that led to the NSW Nationals electing a new leader.
  • Dr Lukasz Swiatek from the Department of Media and Communications spoke to 891 ABC Adelaide about the process of selection for the Nobel Prize.
  • Radio National Big Ideas interviewed Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the rise of populism and political changes in the world today.
  • Masters student and Research Coordinator of the South Asian Study Group, Zushan Hashmi, published an article in The Express Tribune (Pakistan) on the making of Trump’s America.

Faculty in the Media – 17 November 2016

  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (702 Sydney, 720 Perth) about Donald Trump’s comments on US immigration since his election win.
  • The Financial Times (Asia, Europe) quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre about whether the Australia-US alliance will survive a Trump presidency.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed in 2SER FM on language used in politics.

Faculty in the Media – 16 November 2016

  • The Guardian published an article co-authored by Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations that argued the new temporary parent visa threatens to create second-class Australians.
  • Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Newcastle Herald about the increasing trend of 20-somethings still living with their parents.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the immigration deal between Australia and the US, and the record swing in the Orange by-election.
  • 2SM Sydney interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the by-election and subsequent announcement of a new leader of the NSW Nationals.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Radio National about the implications of Donald Trump’s election for the US-Australian alliance.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky Business News about the impact on global markets after Donald Trump’s election win.

Faculty in the Media – 15 November 2016

  • ABC PM interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations about a record voter swing against the NSW Nationals in the Orange by-election.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the resignation of NSW Nationals Leader Troy Grant.
  • The Australian published an article written by CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about the impact of the non-compulsory voting system and high visibility that might explain why US election polls were mistaken.
  • Visiting Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about the uncertainty associated with a Trump Presidency.
  • Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre, Tom Switzer, was interviewed on Sky Business News about the global economic effect of Donald Trump being elected US President.
  • BuzzFeed quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about comparisons between the US and Australian political system in light of the US election result.
  • Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about literary scholars who used mathematical techniques to propose that the author of an anonymous 16th Century play was William Shakespeare.
  • Reuters (US), Daily Mail (UK), Metro (US), International Business Times (UK), Yahoo (US, Singapore) and Daily Times (Pakistan) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Federal Government negotiating a resettlement deal in the US for 1200 asylum seekers being held in detention.
  • ABC Religion and Ethics published an article by Professor Danielle Celermajer in a series on the election of Donald Trump as US President.

Faculty in the Media – 14 November 2016

  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about supporters of Donald Trump in the Liberal Party in Australia and discussed the US election result on Weekend Sunrise. Tom Switzer was also quoted on SBS Online about possible options for foreign affairs positions in Trump’s cabinet and ABC Online about Trump’s appeal to the working class.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about the 100,000 votes that could have seen Hillary Clinton win the US Presidency. Professor Jackman also appeared on an expert panel with Dr Sarah Graham and Dr David Smith, discussing the US election on Sky News.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History was interviewed on Radio National Saturday Extra about the implications of Donald Trump’s election for the US-Australian alliance.
  • ABC Far North interviewed Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.
    The Australian Financial Review
    also republished an article on The Conversation about the research, co-authored by Dr Vidal-Fernandez.
  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on 2MCE Orange about the rise of populism and comparisons between Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.
  • Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published by The Conversation about why Trump’s election win will bring an end to US soft power.
  • Channel NewsAsia (China), Yahoo! (US, New Zealand) and Hong Kong Free Press quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s potential approach to relations in the Asia Pacific.
  • Foreign Policy Magazine (US) quoted Dr James Loxton from the Department of Government and International Relations about the 2016 US presidential election results.
  • Australian Jewish News highlighted Professor Suzanne Rutland had won a Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her book Let My People Go: The Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89

Faculty in the Media – 11 November 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Age quoted Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about the future of US-Australian relations in light of Donald Trump’s election win. The Australian Financial Review also published an article authored by James Brown about Donald Trump’s foreign and defence policy, which will be influenced by who he selects as advisers.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Rebecca Sheehan from the United States Studies Centre on the high percentage of white women who voted for Trump over Clinton. The Australian Financial Review also quoted Dr Sheehan about the potential setbacks to women’s rights that a Trump presidency poses.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on Radio National The World Today about Donald Trump’s power in both the House and Senate, where the Republicans won majorities. Mamamia also quoted Professor Jackman from the interview.
  • Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Richard Fontaine wrote an article published in The Australian about the direction a Trump presidency may take in terms of foreign and domestic policy.
  • ABC (Life Matters, Gippsland) and 2GB Sydney interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the effect of Donald Trump’s election win.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on NOVA Perth and Sky News about the implications of a Trump Presidency for global security.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre discussed news that Donald Trump will be the 45th US President on The Conversation’s podcast.
  • NITV Sydney interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about challenges to neoliberal cosmopolitanism.
  • Professor Adam Morton from the Department of Political Economy spoke about influences on capitalism on Radio National Big Ideas.
  • 666 ABC Canberra interviewed Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.
  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History was quoted in the Huffington Post about the significance of Remembrance Day in marking a shift in Australian’s perception of healthcare and medicine.

Faculty in the Media – 10 November 2016

  • Professor Simon Jackman was interviewed on ABC (774 Melbourne), Channel 7 News (Sydney), Sky News, Prime 7 (Wagga Wagga) and Australian Financial Review. Professor Jackman also wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about the consequences of the Republican Party holding majorities in the House and Senate.
  • Dr Nicole Hemmer, Visiting Research Associate, spoke to 702 ABC Sydney. Dr Hemmer also wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, explaining how the election result was a move away from traditional institutions and establishments.
  • Dr David Smith spoke to ABC (The World Today, RN Drive), Business Insider and Gizmodo. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor spoke to ABC (News 24, The Drum, NewsRadio, 774 Melbourne), and the Courier Mail. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer was interviewed on ABC (The Drum, 891 Adelaide, 612 Brisbane, 720 Perth). PhD candidate Luke Mansillo spoke to ABC North Queensland, 2GB Sydney, Radio Adelaide and SBS Online.
  • Dr Thomas Adams was interviewed on ABC (Alice Springs), Dr Sarah Graham was interviewed on 2GB Sydney and 666 ABC Canberra, Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown was quoted in the Daily Mail, and Dr Rebecca Sheehan was interviewed on ABC RN Drive.
  • Dr Gorana Grgic co-authored an article in The Conversation about Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
  • Daily Mail (UK) reported Donald Trump supporters celebrated his victory at the University of Sydney. The website also featured a video from an election party event run by the United States Studies Centre. The Atlantic (US), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), The Express Tribune (Pakistan) and MSN (Philippines, UK) featured images from the United States Studies Centre’s election party in their coverage of reactions to the US presidential election around the world.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Donald Trump’s support base in Australia.
  • The Star Observer profiled Associate Professor Kane Race from the Department of Government and International Relations, in which he discussed his research on cultural innovations in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and harm reduction within LGBTIQ communities.
  • Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article about the rise of populism in context of the US election result, published in The Conversation.
  • Catch News (India) republished an opinion piece originally from The Conversation by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the advantages and contradictions of populism.

Faculty in the Media – 9 November 2016

  • Academics from the United States Studies Centre were quoted widely in the media about the US presidential election. CEO Professor Simon Jackman was quoted in the Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail and news.com.au about the states crucial for a Republican win. Professor Jackman also spoke to ABC The World Today about the influence of voter turnout on the result. Dr Sarah Graham spoke to ABC News about voter turnout in the non-compulsory system. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer was interviewed on 2GB Sydney, 2UE Sydney, 4BC Brisbane, 2CC Canberra and 6PR Perth about the early polling and on ABC North West WA about the Australian public’s interest in the election. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor spoke to ABC South East SA about policy differences between Clinton and Trump, and Sky News about the effect of the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private emails on her campaign. Dr David Smith was interviewed on ABC’s Business PM about the impact of the US election on global financial markets. Visiting Research Associate Dr Nicole Hemmer was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the process of vote counting and when a result is expected. Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the School of Social and Political Sciences and the USSC spoke with SYN FM about voting in the US election.
  • Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the UK High Court ruling that the British Parliament be required to approve the country’s exit for the European Union before it occurs.
  • Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.
  • The Washington Post (US) quoted Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about archaeological excavations in the Flinders Ranges that unearthed ancient artefacts that might suggest human activity in the region 10,000 years earlier than thought previously.
  • Radio New Zealand interviewed Dr Sarah Graham from the United States Studies Centre about the policy differences between Trump and Clinton in regards to the Pacific region.

Faculty in the Media – 8 November 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times published an article by Associate Professor Pablo Guillen Alvarez from the School of Economics about how a one destination per platform model of Sydney’s train network would ease congestion.
  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre were interviewed about the upcoming US election. CEO Professor Simon Jackman spoke to ABC NewsRadio about the impact of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails on her campaign. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer was interviewed on 2UE Sydney and triple j. Dr David Smith spoke to ABC Great Southern about polling. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor spoke to 666 ABC Canberra about negative US stereotypes that Donald Trump epitomises and to 891 ABC Adelaide about the likely election result.
  • The Project interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the increased use of profanities in Australian culture, especially by women.
  • Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.
  • Radio National’s Counterpoint spoke to Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about military campaigns in Syria.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the voting process in the US in the lead up to the election.
  • The Conversation published an article by Research Fellow Giovanni Navarria from the Sydney Democracy Network about Donald Trump’s support base that relies on some misinformed citizens.

Faculty in the Media – 7 November 2016

  • Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics was interviewed on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise and ABC (720 Perth, 891 Adelaide) about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Canberra Times about challenges involved in appointing the next Supreme Court justice in the US. Dr Smith was also interviewed on Weekend Sunrise about the US election.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman was quoted in the Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail, Herald Sun and news.com.au about polling ahead of the US election. Professor Jackman was also interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the FBI dropping their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails.
  • Adjunct Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on ABC’s The Drum and 2GB Sydney about the High Court in Britain ruling that parliamentary approval would be required for Brexit to occur.
  • AAP Newswire quoted Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about the foreign policy agenda Hillary Clinton would be likely to pursue as US President.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about Donald Trump’s chances of winning the US presidential election.
  • Andrew Bolt’s column mentioned Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications was a signatory on an open letter opposing Bill Leak’s cartoon published in The Australian.
  • New Matilda mentioned Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy authored a book on the war in Syria.
  • Phoenix News (China) and Sina (China) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about China’s reaction to the South China Sea ruling.
  • China Daily quoted former Director of the China Studies Centre, Professor Kerry Brown, about linking Chinese and Eurasian initiatives.
  • Raw Story (US) republished an article in The Conversation by Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre. The article discussed the different negative stereotypes that Republican candidate Donald Trump embodies.

Faculty in the Media – 4 November 2016

  • Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics was interviewed on ABC (News 24, 774 Melbourne, 720 Perth, South West WA, 891 Adelaide) and Mamamia about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child.
  • Former treasurer Joe Hockey spoke at the University’s United States Studies Centre about the relationship between the US and Australia, mentioned the Sydney Morning Herald, Sky News and ABC News 24.
  • The [[||Sydney Morning Herald]] republished an article in The Conversation by Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre that discussed the different negative stereotypes that Republican candidate Donald Trump embodies.
  • Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about his new book, From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Ruth Barcan from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the misconceptions of nudity in the public sphere.
  • Smithsonian (US) quoted Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about archaeological excavations in the Flinders Ranges that unearthed ancient artefacts that might suggest human activity in the region 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Faculty in the Media – 3 November 2016

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on Radio National Drive about the concept of Male Champions of Change in accelerating gender equality in light of a Sydney Ideas panel.
  • The Guardian quoted Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about archaeological excavations in the Flinders Ranges that unearthed ancient artefacts that might suggest human activity in the region 10,000 years earlier than thought previously. Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times also mentioned Professor Hiscock’s discovery of the world’s oldest axe found in the Kimberley.
  • AAP Newswire, The Australian, The Guardian, Sky News and 666 ABC Canberra reported former treasurer Joe Hockey will speak at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney about the relationship between the US and Australia.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about the rhetoric of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte that may complicate the US response to the South China Sea dispute.
  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre discussed issues related to the US presidential election: Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor spoke to 666 ABC Canberra about the concept of impeachment in the system. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer spoke to 666 ABC Canberra and 2GB Sydney about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails. Research Associate John Barron was interviewed on 891 ABC Adelaide about how non-compulsory voting might affect the outcome of the US election.
  • Crikey.com.au quoted Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about her new book on how political parties should be regulated and funded in Australia to avoid donation scandals.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre spoke about the re-emergence of the private email scandal involving Hillary Clinton, on a podcast by The Conversation. Associate Professor O’Connor also wrote an article in The Conversation about how Donald Trump embodies certain negative US stereotypes.
  • The Conversation published an article authored by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the advantages and contradictions of populism. The article was also re-published by The Huffington Post (US).
  • Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics co-authored an article on The Conversation about new research on the advantages parents afford to their first-born child. Business Insider also republished the article.

    Research Fellow Giovanni Navarria from the School of Social and Political Sciences authored part 3 and part 4 of an article series on The Conversation about how the internet was born.
  • The New York Times (US) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about China’s diplomatic approach to the South China Sea dispute.
  • CCTV News (China) interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership and the impact of the Federal Government’s recent proposal on immigration.

Faculty in the Media – 2 November 2016

  • ABC Canberra 666 interviewed Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the School of Social and Political Sciences, about Dutch royalty and Australian-Dutch history in light of the Dutch King and Queen currently touring Australia, including an upcoming visit to the University.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Gold Coast about the US presidential election.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about the upcoming US election.
  • CNN (Philippines) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about the relationship between China and the Philippines, in relation to disputes in the South China Sea. CNN (Philippines) also published an article by Ashley Townshend about the issue.
  • Yibada (China) quoted Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the relationship between China and Taiwan.

Faculty in the Media – 1 November 2016

  • Dr Dominique Wilson from the Department of Studies in Religion was interviewed on 2SM Sydney and 2UE Sydney about the Celtic and pre-Christian origins of Halloween.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australians protesting Halloween.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in The Conversation about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • ABC 7.30 interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal emails. The Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Visiting Research Associate at the Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, about the impact of the investigation on Clinton’s campaign. Dr Thomas Adams from the Centre was interviewed on ABC Alice Springs and Dr David Smith was also interviewed on Radio National Drive about the issue.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about progress towards joint Australian and Indonesian patrols in the South China Sea.
  • United States Studies Centre Senior Fellow Tom Switzer was interviewed on ABC News 24, Sky News, 6PR Perth and ABC NewsRadio about the US presidential election.