Modern China-Africa Relations with Lauren Johnston

https://youtu.be/LcV1mGc_Yx4 Jess Wallis (Middle East Events Officer, OxSID) animates the work of Lauren Johnston (research associate, China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London) based on an interview between her and Leo Bartels (Africa Events Officer, OxSID) which took place in June 2020 covering the increased interaction between China and areas … Continue reading Modern China-Africa Relations with Lauren Johnston

“Journalism and Climate Activism” with Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor at the Guardian

Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Watts, the Global Environment Editor at The Guardian Newspaper. Jonathan has been a journalist at the Guardian for 24 years, taking up roles such as North Korea visiting reporter, Asia Environment correspondent, East Asia correspondent, Disaster coverage, and Latin America correspondent, writing extensively on environmental degradation, deforestation and … Continue reading “Journalism and Climate Activism” with Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor at the Guardian

“We Talk ChinaTalk” with host Jordan Schneider

In this episode we’ll be talking to Jordan Schneider, the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter about Chinese social media, how information is controlled and disseminated in China and what the advent of Covid-19 has meant for the CCP. Along with unpacking all that, we’ll explore the potential changes this might bring about to … Continue reading “We Talk ChinaTalk” with host Jordan Schneider

Fighting a Virus and Winning: COVID-19 in South Korea

Currently with COVID-19 wreaking havoc globally, it seems opportune to discuss the most appropriate responses different countries have taken around the world. It has become clear that some countries are not as well equipped to respond to this global pandemic as others. Italy and Spain have now reached a death toll higher than that of … Continue reading Fighting a Virus and Winning: COVID-19 in South Korea

COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

So far the UK has managed to stay within the capacity of its ventilator stock, despite early concerns that it would be insufficient. With over 11,000 of the potentially life saving machines, there is one for roughly every 6,000 people in the UK. By contrast, the New York Times estimates that there are over 20 … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

COVID-19: Some Thoughts on the Developing World

As this is my first President's post, hopefully of many, since Mia and I were elected as co-Presidents for next term, I had planned to do a bit of an introduction and an overview of our plans for OxSID over the coming months. But with the  pandemic rapidly entering every aspect of day-to-day life and … Continue reading COVID-19: Some Thoughts on the Developing World