In the Media

ODID academics are frequently called on by the media for comment and analysis on topical issues, drawing on their specialist knowledge to bring depth and objectivity to current debates.

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06 Dec, 2019
'Secularism under siege'. Joerg Friedrichs writes for Madras Courier
26 Nov, 2019
'US no longer thinks Israeli settlements are illegal – this is a green light for more Palestinian displacement'. Anne Irfan writes for The Conversation
22 Nov, 2019
'Humans shape nature – but nature shapes us too'. Nikita Sud writes about her research on land for The Conversation
19 Nov, 2019
'Can you still believe what you see? The rise in "deepfakes" and their risks for democracy'. Ivan Manokha writes for French edition of Huffington Post on 'deepfake' videos
18 Nov, 2019
'The West’s Obsession With Border Security Is Breeding Instability'. Ruben Andersson and David Keen write for Foreign Policy magazine
07 Nov, 2019
'In India, gods "flex their muscles" over scarce land'. Nikita Sud comments for Reuters on a legal case in India regarding land claimed by temples
23 Oct, 2019
'Nowhere to Go: How Governments in the Americas Are Bungling the Migration Crisis'. Alexander Betts writes for Foreign Affairs
16 Oct, 2019
'The roll-out of big infrastructure that essentially still ignores existing plans ... and blindsides city administration officials sets a dangerous precedent'. DPhil Biruk Terrefe is quoted in the Guardian about urbanisation dynamics in Addis Ababa
11 Oct, 2019
'Addis Ababa is a city that has constant electricity and water problems, that doesn’t have efficient public transportation... There are a lot of other things this city needs'. DPhil Biruk Terrefe is interviewed by the Washington Post about Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Unity Park palace renovation
08 Oct, 2019
'Modi's mega-rallies; political spectacle for the Indian diaspora'. Nikita Sud contributes to Al Jazeera's 'The Listening Post'