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St Antony's College in the Media

This page provides links to press articles and media appearances by or about Antonians. It is only a small sample of the prolific output of our members. If you know of an article that is not featured here please notify us. Obituaries can be found on the In Memoriam page.

 

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Further sources of information on our members' activities: The majority of our members' output is not recorded in the media. An overview of the College's scholarly activities can be found in the annual St Antony's College Record. New books are displayed in the case outside the Main Library and listed in the Newsletter. Members also often list their publications on their personal web pages. Please see, for example, the list of Governing Body Fellows. St Antony's also has its own peer-reviewed academic journal featuring articles on international affairs: STAIR.

 


 Articles and interviews in Michaelmas Term 2009 (October to December)

    • Former Israeli Supreme Court Justice recently spoke at the Middle East Centre at St Antony's as reported in the online edition of Yediot Ahronot.  
    • Professor Tim Power is interviewed about Brazilian Studies at the Latin American Centre in Oxford in O Globo (Rio de Janeiro)
    • Professor Robert Service was one of Andrew Marr's guests on a recent Start the Week, discussing his new biography of Trotsky.

    Articles and interviews in Trinity Term 2009 (April to June)

    • Professor Archie Brown's new book, The Rise and Fall of Communism was reviewed recently in the Daily Telegraph.
    • Professor Timothy Garton Ash was recently featured on the Radio 4 programme Hearts and Minds in relation to the Cold War.
    • Professor Robert Service recently reviewed Tristram Hunt's new book on Friedrich Engels in the Sunday Times.
    • The Uses and Abuses of History - Margaret MacMillan's new book was reviewed recently in the Sunday Times.
    • Professor Timothy Garton Ash writes a weekly column in the Guardian - To read online please click here.

     

    Articles and interviews in Hilary Term 2009 (January to March)

    • 6 April 2009: Julie Veroff (Current student) and fellow student Zachary Manfredi have established and are currently managing a project for Oxford Transitional Justice Research called ICC Observers. The project aims to document the activities of the International Criminal Court and includes frequent news updates, interviews with key stakeholders and commentaries about the Court. ( http://iccobservers.wordpress.com).
    • 6 April 2009: Bob Lenzner (Alumnus), Editor of Forbes Magazine, writes " The challenge of covering the world's greatest financial crisis is incredibly demanding and stressful. I am fortunate to have the freedom to write about the hubris and greed of Wall St as tough as I like in my internet column, The Croesus Chronicles".
    •  19 March 2009: This torture scandal reveals us as an ineffective Jeeves to our US master - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that Britain would be a far better friend to the States if we stopped playing the demeaning role of the faithful retainer.
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    • 17 March 2009: Haiti: A beacon of hope among the bottom billion? - Reuters
      Emma Batha describes a report on Haiti's potential by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
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    • 17 March 2009: Extraordinary Canadians - The Walrus, Canada
      Philip Marchand reviews the latest publications in the Penguin 'Lives' series, including Stephen Leacock by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's.
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    • 15 March 2009: A new alms race to help the world's poor - The Observer
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, reviews The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty by Peter Singer.
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    • 14 March 2009: Read all about it: the Kenyan crime blockbuster you can't buy in Kenya - The Guardian
      Despite massive interest, an account of the work of John Githongo, Senior Member, is difficult to obtain in Kenya due to fear of reprisals.
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    • 14 March 2009: The stink of corruption - The Guardian
      Raymond Bonner reviews It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong, which relates the story of Kenyan anti-corruption tsar, John Githongo, Senior Member.
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    • 14 March 2009: It's our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower by Michela Wrong - The Times
      Richard Dowden reviews It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong, which describes the efforts of Kenyan anti-corruption tsar, John Githongo, Senior Member of St Antony's.
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    • 12 March 2009: Arabic Thought in the Illiberal Age - Monthly Review, US
      Christopher Parker reviews Iraqi Arab Nationalism: Authoritarian, Totalitarian, and Pro-Fascist Inclinations, 1932-1941 (London: Routledge, 2006) by Peter Wien, alumnus.
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    • 12 March 2009: The trials of Nuhu Ribadu - The Guardian, Nigeria
      Chukwuma Oraegbu praises the work of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and now Senior Associate Member of St Antony's, describing him as a hero.
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    • 12 March 2009: Wars, Guns, and Votes: Why democracy is slow to take root in the Third World - The Christian Science Monitor
      Kevin Hartnett reviews the new book by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
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    • 12 March 2009: If Britain became complicit in torture, we must discover who is to blame - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that the only way to answer charges of a political cover-up is to hand this case over to the director of public prosecutions.
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    • 11 March 2009: Time for explosive action - The Guardian
      Anne Perkins interviews Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, about why Uganda needs to think big on agriculture, create more job opportunities and watch its step with oil.
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    • 10 March 2009: Mr Muscle - The Guardian
      Chris Arnot interviews Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, about why the west should be more robust about military intervention.
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    • 10 March 2009: Today - BBC Radio 4, 8.54 am
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, discusses the global food crisis with Josette Sheeran, head of the UN World Food Programme.
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    • 10 March 2009: 1,027 Nigerians Petition UN, EU over Ribadu - Thisday, Nigeria
      The UN and EU have been petitioned over the treatment of the former Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and now Senior Associate Member of St Antony's, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who is currently facing trial in Nigeria.
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    • 10 March 2009: Ban and Clinton throw spotlight on Haiti - The BBC
      Enthused by a policy paper written by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and former US President Bill Clinton have travelled to Haiti to promote the message that it is possible to transform this troubled country.
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    • 10 March 2009: Ribadu: Punishment For Honesty? - Leadership Nigeria
      Ibrahim Modibbo praises the achievements of the former Nigerian anti-corruption czar and now Senior Associate Member of St Antony's, Nuhu Ribadu, and claims that he has been poorly rewarded for his devotion to the job.
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    • 9 March 2009: Wars, Guns and Votes. Has encouragement of democracy increased the risks of political conflict in some of the world's poorest countries? - Research 4 Development, Department for International Development (podcast)
      Owen Barder interviews Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies and Director of the DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium On Improving Institutions For Pro-poor Growth in Africa And South Asia for a Development Drums podcast.
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    • 9 March 2009: UN's Ban, Bill Clinton urge Haiti to seek recovery - Reuters
      UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former US President Bill Clinton are urging international backing for Haiti after reading a report written by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
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    • 9 March 2009: Nonfiction Book Reviews - Publishers Weekly
      A review of It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong, which is described as providing a gripping profile of anti-corruption crusader, John Githongo, Senior Member.
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    • 9 March 2009: Kenya: In the Grip of a Top Level Looting Frenzy - The Nairobi Star, Kenya
      William Mwangi interviews Michela Wrong, author of It's Our Turn to Eat: The story of a Kenyan whistleblower, the controversial new book about John Githongo, Senior Member, and the Anglo-Leasing scandal.
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    • 6 March 2009: 'Stop giving aid to Africa. It's just not working' - NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
      Dick Wittenberg interviews Dambisa Moyo, alumna, economist and author of a controversial book on development aid. His questions include references to the differences between her work and that of her former tutor, Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
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    • 6 March 2009: Obituary - Noah Lucas - The Guardian
      George Mandel writes an obituary of Noah Lucas, regular Senior Associate Member at the Middle East Centre and former Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies, who died on 2 December 2008 aged 81. He was an expert on the politics and history of the state of Israel and the pre-state Zionist movement.
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    • 6 March 2009: Rashid Khalidi's Balancing Act - The Chronicle of Higher Education
      Rashid Khalidi, alumnus and Middle-East scholar, is interviewed in depth about his work and his new book, Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East (Beacon Press).
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    • 5 March 2009: Inside Story - Al Jazeera
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, is a guest in a discussion about the impact of the global downturn on the poorest economies.
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    • 5 March 2009: Security Is No Savior to Poor Countries - The Washington Post
      Diana Fu, DPhil candidate in Politics at Oxford University, reviews Wars, Guns and Voters, the new book by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
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    • 5 March 2009: Nigeria: Idang Alibi on Thursday - Ribadu and Selectivity in the Anti-Corruption War - AllAfrica.com
      Idang Alibi gives a pragmatic appraisal of the difficulties faced by Nuhu Ribadu, Senior Associate Member of St Antony's, during his time at the head of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
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    • 4 March 2009: Nixon And Mao: A Week That Changed The World - The Moderate Voice, US
      Patrick Edaburn reviews Nixon and Mao by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's.
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    • 4 March 2009: China's leadership meets under economic storm - The Associated Press
      Steve Tsang, Louis Cha Senior Research Fellow in Modern Chinese Studies, comments on the National People's Congress.
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    • 4 March 2009: BBC News 24
      A live interview with David Anderson, Professor of African Politics and Director of the African Studies Centre, about the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir. Professor Anderson said it would be difficult to prove the charges against al-Bashir of directing attacks against the population of Darfur, given the anti-Western views of the people of Sudan.
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    • 4 March 2009: It’s time to turn up the heat on corrupt leaders - Business Daily, Kenya
      Sir Edward Clay discusses the evidence of Kenyan corruption provided by John Githongo, Senior Member, as described in It’s Our Turn to Eat by Michela Wrong.
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    • 4 March 2009: Githongo book tests Kenya’s rights and wrongs - Business Daily, Kenya
      John Kamau, Associate Editor, argues that the fear of judicial action has frightened booksellers who might otherwise stock It’s Our Turn to Eat by Michela Wrong, which focuses heavily on the battle of John Githongo, Senior Member, against corruption in Kenya.
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    • 4 March 2009: Echoes of Kigali - The Guardian, Nigeria
      Dr Said Adejumobi reports on a conference on anti-corruption in Africa held in Rwanda. Prominent amongst the speakers was Nuhu Ribadu, former boss of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and now Senior Associate Member of St Antony's.
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    • 3 March 2009: Has Kenya's power-sharing worked? - The BBC
      John Githongo, Senior Member and former Kenyan anti-corruption tsar, is quoted in an article on the political situation in Kenya.
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    • 3 March 2009: Book predicts worse poll violence - The Daily Nation, Kenya
      Paul Redfern reviews Wars, Guns and Voters, the new book by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, in which he examines sub-Saharan African countries that have had difficulty adjusting to political pluralism. It is dedicated to Kenyan anti-corruption campaigner and Senior Member of St Antony's, John Githongo.
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    • 3 March 2009: The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 7:40 am
      Jeevan Deol, Research Fellow, discusses the political and security situation in Pakistan in the wake of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.
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    • 2 March 2009: Nonfiction Book Reviews - Publishers Weekly
      A review of The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's.
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    • 2 March 2009: The Riz Khan Show - Al Jazeera, 8:30pm
      The programme looks at how the global economic crisis is affecting the African continent. Guest contributors are Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and Dambisa Moyo, alumna, economist and author.
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    • 2 March 2009: Reframing Human Rights in the Global Era: A tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello - Open Democracy and other sites
      The text of a lecture given by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil, at St Antony's College in November 2008 is part of the Annual Sérgio Vieira de Mello Lectures, and, as such, a tribute to the life's work of the distinguished UN special representative killed in Baghdad in August, 2003. It outlines five major challenges confronting universal human rights today.
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    • 1 March 2009: Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul Collier - The Sunday Times
      Max Hastings reviews the latest book by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, in which he argues for military intervention to help Africa's 'bottom billion'.
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    • 27 February 2009: Diverse cities must bridge us-and-them divide: expert - The Ottawa Citizen, Canada
      A report on a speech given in Ottawa by Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, in which he discussed immigration and inclusion.
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    • 27 February 2009: Kenya sleaze book sparks shop ban - BBC
      A new book about exiled Kenyan corruption whistleblower and St Antony's Senior Member John Githongo is considered so potentially explosive that some major book shops in Nairobi are refusing to stock it.
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    • 27 February 2009: Sustainable Development Preparatory Meeting prepares draft policy options on Africa, agriculture, drought, land, rural development, desertification - ReliefWeb
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, addresses the Commission on Sustainable Development Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting.
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    • 27 February 2009: Parigi val bene una pace. Anche se molto provvisoria - Il Giornale, Italy (in Italian)
      Matteo Sacchi discusses the 1919 peace agreement, mentioning Paris 1919, Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's.
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    • 27 February 2009: EU champion takes fright in flight to protectionism - The Financial Times
      Quentin Peel comments on a speech given at St Antony's by former German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer, in which he expressed his fear that the world economic crisis would put European solidarity and enlargement under extreme pressure.
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    • 26 February 2009: President Obama Announces More Key Department of Defense Appointments - The White House Press Office, US
      Jim Miller, former Senior Associate Member of St Antony's, has been announced as a nominee for Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy in the US Department of Defense. He is currently Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
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    • 26 February 2009: Bogeyman or saviour? - The Oxford Times
      Reg Little interviews Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, about his ideas and the political difficulties inherent in expressing them.
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    • 26 February 2009: Corruption in Kenya: How to ruin a country - The Economist
      A review of It’s Our Turn to Eat by Michela Wrong concludes that John Githongo, Senior Member, was defeated in his brave fight against corruption in Kenya.
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    • 26 February 2009: I don't buy economists' case for fighting climate change - The Guardian
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, looks at the ethical arguments for action to save the environment.
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    • 26 February 2009: Europe is torn between essential solidarity and national egoism - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, points out the political and economic stresses within the Eurozone and for those on its edges.
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    • 25 February 2009: Book detailing Kenyan corruption spreads like wildfire - The Bellingham Herald, US
      Shashank Bengali tries to buy a copy of the new book about the fight against corruption by John Githongo, Senior Member, in Nairobi, Kenya, and finds it sold out.
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    • 25 February 2009: Patrick Tyler's top 10 'eccentric' Middle East books - The Guardian
      The renowned journalist praises The Iron Wall by Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, which he calls "the definitive history of Israel and the Arab world."
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    • 24 February 2009: West urged to respect rights and dignity of Muslims - Associated Press of Pakistan
      Steve Tsang, Director of the Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence, spoke at a discussion on 'Terrorism, Democracy and the Rule of law: Can Democracy and the Rule of Law fight terrorism effectively?' at the House of Commons. He argued that the US response to 9/11 boosted Al‑Qaeda's success.
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    • 24 February 2009: Europe hands its soul to the right - The Guardian
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, argues that by refusing to debate with extreme rightwing parties, we have let their populist policies win the day.
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    • 24 February 2009: Moderation urged for Canada's Muslims - The Vancouver Sun, Canada
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, urges mainstream Muslims to seize the agenda from radicals.
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    • 23 February 2009: Daniel Zalewski, Life And Letters, "The Background Hum," - The New Yorker
      A profile of the author Ian McEwan includes mention of his friend, Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, who reads the drafts of his novels.
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    • 23 February 2009: Influential Muslim scholar to speak at UVic - Times Colonist, Canada
      A profile of Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, who recently spoke at the University of Victoria.
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    • 23 February 2009: Industrial development offers hope for world’s poorest 'bottom billion,' says UN - UN News Centre
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, is the lead author of The Industrial Development Report 2009, which has just been launched in London by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It argues that sustainable industrial development offers a ray of hope for lifting the world’s "bottom billion" out of poverty.
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    • 23 February 2009: It’s Our Turn to Eat - The Financial Times
      Patrick Smith, Editor of Africa Confidential, reviews It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower by Michela Wrong, which tells the story of the fight against corruption by John Githongo, Senior Member.
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    • 22 February 2009: I Saw Ribadu In Rwanda - The Guardian, Nigeria
      Reuben Abati meets Nuhu Ribadu, Senior Associate Member and the erstwhile Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who was recently removed from his job. He mentions how, like John Githongo and Anwar Ibrahim, he took refuge at St Antony’s.
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    • 22 February 2009: The Iranian Revolution at 30: The dialectics of state and society - Iranian.com
      The text of a lecture delivered by Homa Katouzian, Iran Heritage Research Fellow, at the University of Amsterdam on 20 February.
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    • 22 February 2009: Meet the new freedom fighters - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, is included in a coalition from left and right which is determined to uphold our civil liberties and rights.
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    • 22 February 2009: It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle Blower by Michela Wrong - The Sunday Times
      Stephen Robinson reviews the recent book which highlights the role of Senior Member John Githongo in exposing corruption in Kenya.
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    • 22 February 2009: Getting rid of walls? - The Daily Times, Pakistan
      Ejaz Haider discusses a conference held in Berlin, Global Histories, at which Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, spoke at the opening plenary.
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    • 21 February 2009: Why MDC may end up covered in slime - The East African, Kenya
      Terence Ranger, Emeritus Fellow, comments on Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity.
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    • 21 February 2009: Use and abuse of history: Montcalm and Wolfe fail to meet again - The Globe and Mail, Canada
      Quotes from The Uses and Abuses of History, a recent book by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's, are used to illustrate a discussion of the argument over the 250th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec.
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    • 20 February 2009: Africa: Sustaining Growth Will Challenge Govts - AllAfrica.com
      Witney Schneidman and Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, argue that now the 30-year rise in the number of Africans living in poverty has stopped, it is time for African governments to live up to their commitments, even if time frames have to be revised.
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    • 19 February 2009: The more he probed the more it dawned that all was not well and You are going to resign, aren’t you? Njonjo asked after reshuffle - The Daily Nation, Kenya
      Further excerpts from It’s Our Turn to Eat: The story of a Kenyan Whistleblower by Michela Wrong, describing the fight against corruption by John Githongo, Senior Member.
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    • 19 February 2009: 'Everybody knows it doesn't work' - The Guardian
      Aida Edemariam interviews Dambisa Moyo, alumna, about her new book, Dead Aid, in which she points out that despite receiving more than $1 trillion from the west over the last half century, Africa remains in dire economic straits. She argues that aid is to blame and should stop now.
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    • 19 February 2009: Liberty in Britain is facing death by a thousand cuts. We can fight back - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that it is shocking how many curtailments of freedom have been imposed. Each one may be small but the cumulative loss is vast.
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    • 18 February 2009: How secret tip off to an MP opened can of worms that was Anglo Leasing and When allies turned against Githongo - The Daily Nation, Kenya
      Further excerpts from It’s Our Turn to Eat: The story of a Kenyan Whistleblower by Michela Wrong, describing the fight against corruption by John Githongo, Senior Member.
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    • 18 February 2009: It's called ‘eating'. But bribery is devouring the heart of Kenya - The Times
      Michela Wrong describes the nature of corruption in Kenya, including mention of John Githongo, Senior Member and the former anti-corruption chief and Kibaki appointee who implicated his ministerial colleagues in the $750 million Anglo Leasing affair, a scandal over inflated military contracts.
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    • 17 February 2009: Time for a change; Democracy itself could be at risk unless we face up to the deep flaws in the EU, warns MP Gisela Stuart - The Birmingham Post
      An abridged version of a lecture delivered at St Antony's College by Labour MP and Visiting Parliamentary Fellow Gisela Stuart.
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    • 17 February 2009: Why the conscience of Kenya came home - The Independent
      An interview with former Kenyan anti-corruption tsar John Githongo, Senior Member, who fled into exile but has now returned to Nairobi, still determined to fight corruption.
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    • 17 February 2009: Michela Wrong: Whistleblower on a crusade for the truth - The Independent
      Michaela Wrong, the author of a new book on John Githongo, Senior Member, analyses his importance to Kenya.
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    • 17 February 2009: Githongo thought his ties with the President were special - The Daily Nation, Kenya
      A further excerpt from It’s Our Turn to Eat: The story of a Kenyan Whistleblower by Michela Wrong, describing the fight against corruption by John Githongo, Senior Member.
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    • 16 February 2009: Kimunya: Oxford rendezvous and Githongo was given "no choice" - The Daily Nation, Kenya
      The first segments in the serialisation of It’s Our Turn to Eat: The story of a Kenyan Whistleblower by Michela Wrong, describing the fight against corruption by John Githongo. It includes mention of how he found refuge at St Antony's College.
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    • 16 February 2009: Gaza Crisis Gives France Valuable Lessons: Tariq Ramadan Is Back - Islam Online
      Amara Bamba, editor-in-chief of www.saphirnews.com, explains how the mobilization for Gaza has given French Muslims a new opportunity not only to work together but also to work with non-Islamic organizations, a situation Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, has long called for.
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    • 16 February 2009: The Today Programme - BBC Radio 4 (07:24am and 08:44am)
      John Githongo, Senior Member of St Antony's and former anti-corruption tsar in Kenya, comments on the situation in his country.
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    • 16 February 2009: McEwan's import: Novelist reveals how he gave Rushdie shelter in a Cotswold cottage just after fatwa was issued - The Guardian
      An article on Ian McEwan reveals he shows is books to three friends for comments before publication. One of them is Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow.
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    • 15 February 2009: Commentary: Conversing with stranger can lead to learning - The Northwestern, US
      Christine Jeske enjoys an evening of of conversation loosely based on the theories of Emeritus Fellow, Theodore Zeldin, who has authored books including Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives.
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    • 15 February 2009: Secrets of Githongo book - The Daily Nation, Kenya
      An article on John Githongo, Senior Member of St Antony's and former Kenyan Permanent Secretary, explains how government officials tried to prevent him from publicising his claims of corruption. It’s Our Turn to Eat, an investigation of the scandal by Michela Wrong, will be serialised in the same paper.
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    • 15 February 2009: Iran and Britain - BBC 4
      Christopher de Bellaigue, recent Alistair Horne Fellow, explores the fraught but often surprisingly intimate history of Britain's relations with Iran, and asks why Iranians think that if something goes wrong in Iran then Britain must have something to do with it.
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    • 15 February 2009: The techno geek who cracked open corruption in Kenya - The Times, South Africa
      An extract from It’s Our Turn to Eat by Michela Wrong, due to be released by Fourth Estate next month, illustrates the key role in exposing Kenyan corruption played by Senior Member John Githongo.
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    • 13 February 2009: What Book...? - The Daily Mail
      Sally Brampton describes An Intimate History Of Humanity by Theodore Zeldin, Emeritus Fellow.
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    • 12 February 2009: Business Books: Corruption drains Kenya as donors turn blind eye - Reuters
      Matthew Tostevin reviews It's Our Turn to Eat by Michaela Wrong, which looks at corruption in Kenya and the role of John Githongo, Senior Member of St Antony's, whose secret recordings have attracted considerable interest.
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    • 12 February 2009: Despite skepticism, there is hope for Haiti - The Miami Herald
      In a private report for the Secretary General of the United Nations, Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, concludes that Haiti offers the best chances of success among those 'fragile states' that are receiving help from the international community.
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    • 12 February 2009: In Obama's footsteps - The Guardian
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, argues that Kenya's divisions run deeper than Zimbabwe's, but the brave return of John Githongo, Senior Member of St Antony's and Kenya's former anti-corruption advisor, brings hope.
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    • 11 February 2009: Former CIA Official on Engagement With Hamas and Middle East Peace - Harper's Magazine
      Emile Nakhleh, former head of the CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program, explains how Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, was unable to take up a teaching post in the US.
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    • 11 February 2009: Europe fearful about impact of Israeli elections - Associated Press
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, gives his opinion on the implications of the Israeli election for the peace process.
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    • February 2009: Now’s the Time to Invest in Africa - syndicated, eg Harvard Business Review and Business Mirror, Philippines.
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and Jean-Louis Warnholz argue that new research shows that investment in a number of sub-Saharan countries has been secure and profitable.
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    • 8 February 2009: Ex-adviser accuses Kenya of graft "free for all" - Reuters
      John Githongo, Senior Member and a former Kenyan presidential advisor, has claimed that corruption is the glue holding together the Kenyan coalition government.
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    • 8 February 2009: The Forum - BBC World Service
      Bridget Kendall, alumna, hosts the weekly programme. Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's, warns that while history is useful and enjoyable it should be handled with care. It is not as easy as it might seem to make judgements with hindsight.
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    • 7 February 2009: Israel needs Turkey more than Turkey needs Israel - Today's Zaman
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, is interviewed about his opinions on Israel and on Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan's outburst in Davos.
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    • 7 February 2009: Kibaki lacks the will and Raila’s hands tied behind his back - The Standard, Kenya
      John Githongo, Senior Member and Kenya's former anti-graft 'tsar', gives an extensive interview in which he concludes that the ruling coalition lacks the will to fight graft.
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    • 5 February 2009: Published this week - Times Higher Education
      The Cambridge History of Latin America edited by Leslie Bethell, Emeritus Fellow, has just been published. This is a 12-volume survey of Latin American history from 1500 to the present day.
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    • 5 February 2009: Business as usual - The Guardian
      John Githongo, Senior Member and Kenya's former anti-corruption advisor, is mentioned in an article about the Serious Fraud Office's decision to drop its probe into Kenyan corruption.
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    • 5 February 2009: Managing the 'curse' of natural resources: charter offers guide for politicians - The Guardian
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, explains 'The Resource Charter', an 11-point plan prepared by a group of high-profile economists, lawyers and political scientists, which aims to be a how-to guide for the political leaders of poor countries on how to manage natural resources.
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    • 5 February 2009: Leading Islamic reformer to speak at SFU Feb. 23 - SFU News Online
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, is profiled in an article about his forthcoming lecture at Simon Fraser University in Canada.
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    • 5 February 2009: UK fraud office halts Kenya probe - The BBC
      John Githongo, Senior Member and a former Kenyan presidential advisor on corruption, is mentioned in an article on the termination by the UK Serious Fraud Office of its probe into the 'Anglo Leasing affair', one of Kenya's biggest corruption cases.
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    • 5 February 2009: Europe needs to forge a strategy to cope with a shaken, evolving Russia - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that our vital interests from energy to security cry out for a new, fully European Ostpolitik - and one nation holds the key.
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    • 3 February 2009: Night Waves - BBC Radio 3 (broadcast at 9:15pm on 3 February)
      Philip Dodd talks to Dambisa Moyo, alumna, who controversially argues against overseas aid for poverty-stricken countries. She believes that globalisation and the financial markets - often blamed for Africa's problems - are an opportunity for its success.
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    • 2 February 2009: Aid dependency blights Africa. The cure is in the credit crisis - The Independent
      Dambisa Moyo, alumna and former economist at Goldman Sachs, argues that far from being a catalyst, foreign aid inhibits the continent's growth. She is the author of Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa.
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    • 31 January 2009: 'Bottom Billion' Need Top To Survive - National Public Radio, US
      Following the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the All Things Considered programme interviews Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies and author of the book The Bottom Billion. He talks to host Jacki Lyden about whether the world's richest can still afford to help the world's poorest.
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    • 31 January 2009: An impossible task - The Vancouver Sun, Canada
      Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's and author of Paris 1919, Six Months That Changed the World, an account of the Paris Peace Talks marking the end of the First World War, argues that it is unfair to think the peacemakers of 1919 could have prevented the Second World War.
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    • 30 January 2009: Time to turn off the aid tap? - The Independent
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, reviews Dead Aid By Dambisa Moyo, alumna.
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    • 29 January 2009: Fear and hope in the Year of the Ox - BBC News
      Steve Tsang, Louis Cha Senior Research Fellow in Modern Chinese Studies, comments on what the year of the ox will bring for China.
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    • 29 January 2009: Published This Week - Times Higher Education
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, publishes a new book this week. In Radical Reform he argues that it is crucial to find ways for Western Muslims to remain faithful to Islamic ethics while fully living within their societies and their time.
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    • 29 January 2009: The Spy Who Came in From the Co-op: Melita Norwood and the Ending of Cold War Espionage - Times Higher Education
      Harold Shukman, Emeritus Fellow, reviews a book by David Burke.
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    • 29 January 2009: Stormy debate in Davos over Gaza - Al Jazeera
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, is quoted in relation to the weakening of US influence at the Davos Economic Forum.
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    • 29 January 2009: The knives are out for Davos Man. But the alternative is much more alarming - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, responds to criticism of 'Davos Man' by arguing that the biggest danger is not a surfeit of the globalism embodied by the Davos forum, but the strengthening of economic nationalism.
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    • 26 January 2009: Sky News, BBC won't broadcast Gaza charity appeal - The Associated Press
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, describes the BBC as cowardly for refusing to broadcast an appeal for humanitarian aid for Gaza.
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    • 26 January 2009: The newspeak of Israeli propagandists - The Guardian
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, condemns Israeli propaganda about the attacks on Gaza.
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    • 26 January 2009: Captive Nation - The American Conservative
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, describes how Gaza became a Palestinian prison.
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    • 24 January 2009: A Liberal Translation - The New York Times
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that although President Obama shrinks from using the word, what he is describing is liberalism.
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    • 23 January 2009: The growing, and mysterious, irrelevance of al-Qaeda - The Economist
      Professor Bruce Hoffman, alumnus, comments on the schisms within al-Qaeda.
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    • 23 January 2009: Students claim Gaza 'victory' - The Oxford Mail
      Juliette Harkin, current student, spoke on behalf of pro-Palestinian protestors who occupied the Clarendon Building in Broad Street and called for the University to agree to five proposals related to the situation in Gaza.
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    • 22 January 2009: Obama's grand narrative may unite his country but divide the world - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that while President Obama's chances of remaking America are good, restoring US leadership in a multipolar global system will be harder.
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    • 22 January 2009: Culture of success: European schools introduce arts subjects to management curriculum - The Independent
      An article on the trend towards broadening the experience of business students includes information on the 'MCA' devised by Theodore Zeldin, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's and Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School. This is designed to form an introduction to culture and creativity for MBA graduates.
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    • 22 January 2009: Berbers struggle to keep language alive - The National, Abu Dhabi
      Michael Willis, HM King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, comments on Berber activism and its relationship with Islam.
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    • Winter 2009: Social media and the Gaza conflict - Arab Media and Society, Issue 7
      Will Ward, alumnus, looks at the way in which attempts by governments and pressure groups to use social media like Facebook and YouTube to rally support during the Gaza conflict proved less successful than hoped.
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    • 20 January 2009: Night Waves - BBC Radio 3
      Isabel Hilton talks to Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, who has been called "a Muslim Martin Luther". Theodore Zeldin, Emeritus Fellow, talks about his aim to develop new forms of conversation which will allow us to create more convincing portraits of ourselves in the multi-media age.
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    • 20 January 2009: BBC Radio Oxford reporting on Obama inauguration
      Ryan Hebert, current student, is interviewed for reactions to US President Obama's inauguration (starts at 1:06:35 in the programme).
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    • 19 January 2009: Article reaffirms party line against western ideals - The South China Morning Post
      Steve Tsang, Louis Cha Senior Research Fellow in Modern Chinese Studies, is quoted in relation to the import of an article by the chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Jia Qinglin.
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    • 18 January 2009: The gift of knowledge - South Coast Today, US
      Richard J Ward, retired chancellor and professor emeritus from UMass Dartmouth, has given the Middle East Centre's Archive his diaries, notes and commentaries about the development of Jordan in the two years he spent there ending in 1963, when he was the only economist in the US State Department's team assigned to overseeing foreign aid payments to Jordan.
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    • 18 January 2009: No reason to choose sides - The Toronto Sun
      Lorrie Goldstein recommends reading Paris 1919, Six Months That Changed the World, an account of the Paris Peace Talks marking the end of the First World War by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's. It provides an insight into the origins of the Middle East conflict.
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    • 17 January 2009: Scholars talk about food - The Financial Times
      Bee Wilson investigates the Oxford Food Symposium, a "pleasantly mad" event which was inaugurated at St Antony's in 1979 by Theodore Zeldin, Emeritus Fellow, and the late Alan Davidson, former Alistair Horne Fellow and author of The Oxford Companion to Food.
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    • 17 January 2009: No easy task - The Ottawa Citizen
      Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's, writes that Western leaders have been condemned by history for setting the world on the path to calamity following the First World War - but it wasn't that simple.
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    • 16 January 2009: Will the shine come off the Tony Blair brand? - The Telegraph
      An article on the former Prime Minister includes quotes from Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre, and Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations.
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    • 15 January 2009: A coup for democracy - The Guardian
      Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, argues that international reaction to changes of regime in two African countries is a triumph for sanctimony.
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    • 15 January 2009: If Obama and Khamenei want to get along, they should start watching TV - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, comments that now that the US is promising to engage with Iran at last, a snappy new television channel can help show both sides the way.
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    • 14 January 2009: Leading Israeli Scholar Avi Shlaim: Israel Committing “State Terror” in Gaza Attack, Preventing Peace - Democracy Now!, broadcast on several US channels
      Amy Goodman interviews Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, about Israel and the Gaza offensive.
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    • 13 January 2009: Gaza City sign reads: 'Cemetery is full' - Channel 4 News
      Jon Snow interviews Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, who formerly served in the Israeli army.
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    • 11 January 2009: Paperback of the week: How to escape poverty - The Observer
      A review of The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.
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    • 10 January 2009: Ownership of ancient treasures focus of talk - The Florida Times-Union
      Author and award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman, alumnus, is to lecture at the University of North Florida on the battle facing Western museums over who owns ancient treasures.
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    • 9 January 2009: Angola: Mass Media - Hegemonic Power or Power to be Subverted? - AllAfrica.com
      Rafael Marques de Morais, currently studying for the MSc in African Studies, examines the efforts of Angola's ruling MPLA to harness the media as a tool of social control.
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    • 8 January 2009: Hearts and minds - Maclean's, Canada
      Ahmad Khalidi, Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s and former negotiator with the Palestinian Authority, is quoted in an article on Israel and the Gaza conflict.
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    • 8 January 2009: Russia and Ukraine gas crisis: The frightened Bear is up for a fight - The Telegraph
      Alex Pravda, Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, is quoted in an article on the stand-off with Ukraine over gas.
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    • 8 January 2009: Palestine - An Appeal For a Non-Violent Global Resistance Movement - The American Muslim
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, invites signatures for a petition regarding events in Gaza.
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    • 8 January 2009: Europe is failing two life and death tests. We must act together, now. - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that the EU has taken great strides in the last decade, but when dealing with the world beyond, it is as weak and divided as ever.
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    • 8 January 2009: Israeli war: Eye for an eye? This is an eye for an eyelash - The Mirror, UK
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, writes on the Gaza conflict.
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    • 8 January 2009: East Timor President comes to Davao City to talk peace - MindaNews, Philippines
      A profile of José Ramos Horta, President of East Timor and a former Senior Associate Member of St Antony's.
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    • 7 January 2009: In the Name of the Palestinians - Palestine Think Tank
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, discusses the response of the international community to events in Gaza.
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    • 7 January 2009: Gazprom and the struggle for power - The Independent
      Alex Pravda, Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, is quoted in an article on the strength of Gazprom.
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    • 7 January 2009: How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe - The Guardian
      Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, has served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy, but its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions.
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    • 6 January 2009: Years in the making, 10 days to film - The Globe and Mail, Canada
      Guy Dixon reports that Paris 1919, the award-winning tale of the historic First World War peace conference written by Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony's, is ready for screening. Produced by broadcasters such as the National Film Board of Canada, it incorporates a trove of archival footage and re-enactments.
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    • 4 January 2009: Lion of Jordan - The Observer
      James Purdon reviews Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace by Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations.
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    • 3 January 2009: Three steps - two of them easy - that can ease world food shortages - The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
      Michael Duffy quotes extensively from the work of Paul Collier, Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, in analysing the problem of world poverty.
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    • 2 January 2009: An alliance of values - The Guardian
      Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, argues that while governments stand mute, Muslims must unite with the majority to resist the violence done to Gaza.
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    • 2 January 2009: Obituary - Georges Bonnin - The Guardian
      An obituary of the historian Georges Bonnin, Research Fellow 1960-62, by his son, Jean Bonnin.
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    • 1 January 2009: Gorbachev: Man of the Twentieth Century? - Times Higher Education
      Harold Shukman, Emeritus Fellow, reviews Gorbachev: Man of the Twentieth Century? by Mark Sandle.
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    • 1 January 2009: 2009 brings hard choices over the future of capitalism - The Guardian
      Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, argues that either a large part of humankind has to be excluded from the happy benefits of growth or our way of life has to change.
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    Antonians who appear regularly in the media

    The following Antonians appear so frequently in the media that references are too numerous to list.

    • Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow, presents the weekly Islam & Life programme (click the link then press 'Windows Media Player' to watch) on the London-based satellite channel, Press TV.
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    • Thomas L Friedman - Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist on The New York Times. See The New York Times for his latest articles. Tom Friedman is an alumnus and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's.
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    • Anne Applebaum, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner, is a columnist and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. She is an alumna of St Antony's.
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    • Bridget Kendall, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent since 1998, is often to be heard covering top foreign stories for radio and television news. She is both an alumna and an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's.
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    • James Blitz, alumnus, is Diplomatic Editor of The Financial Times.
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    • Sharon Waxman is an award-winning journalist and author.
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    • James Myburgh, alumnus, is editor of Politicsweb in South Africa.
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    • Jürgen Dunsch, alumnus, is Swiss correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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    • Andrés Schipani, alumnus, is Bolivia contributor for the BBC and contributor on Latin American issues for newspapers such as The Guardian and The Financial Times.
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    • Jure Stojan, alumnus, works for the Slovenian daily, Vecer.
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    • Aung San Suu Kyi - See the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi website for an ongoing commentary on the situation in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi is an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's and her late husband, Dr Michael Aris, was a Governing Body Fellow.
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    • Arab Media & Society is a joint publication of the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College and The American University in Cairo Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research. It frequently features articles by students, fellows and alumni of St Antony's.

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    Contact for further information

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    Antonian Network and Public Relations Officer
    St Antony's College
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    Tel: +44 (0)1865 274494
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