Is there freedom of religion expression in China?
Lars Laamann is a senior lecturer at SOAS University of London where he specialises in the history of China. There is a misconception that is fuelled by western propaganda that the Communist Party in China has firm control over all segments of China. In this episode of The Know Show Laamann gives an insight on how villages and towns in China regulate their own local affairs. He then dwells on the whole idea of religions in China and the freedom of expression.
Is it not a greater objective for an academic to be more conscious on moral activism?
Michael L. Frazer is Senior Lecturer in Political and Social Theory at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on canonical moral and political philosophy, with a focus on its relevance for contemporary political theory, ethics, and the philosophy of social science. In this episode of The Know Show, Frazer expresses the need for more moral activism in academia for the sake of righteousness.
Can we have an alternative system to Capitalism that enhances global sustainability? Is it possible to have capitalism that is not built on never ending capital growth?
Michael J. Albert is a lecturer at SOAS university where he is an expert in the field of International Relations. His work is at the intersection of International Relations, Political Theory, and Sustainability Studies. In this episode Hussain Ayed explores with Michael the alternative system to capitalism that can enhance global sustainability.
What inspired Islamic Art?
Valeria Gonzalez is a lecturer at SOAS University of London where she specialises in the department of History of Art and Archaeology. In this episode of The Know Show, Valerie expresses her admiration for Islamic Art that has been inspired by the divine portrayals of many stories in the holy Quran. Due to this passion, she has written a book titled: "Beauty in Islam" which became popular worldwide.
Can student innovation be a means for sustainability?
Peter Sutoris is a lecturer at SOAS University of London where he is an expert in Anthropology and Sociology. In this episode of The Know Show, Peter talks about his experience with students from India and Africa. He sheds light on how sustainability can be reached through student imagination.
How can we combat education systems where the curriculum is built for the "white" person?
Sadvhi Dar is a senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London where she specialises in the School of Business and Management. In this episode of The Know Show, Dar gives us a brief insight on her academic journey. She expresses the clash she saw between what was taught in universities and what she learnt from real life experience and family history.
How has colonialism influenced Arabic and Chinese literature?
Wen-chin Ouyang is a professor at SOAS University of London where she specialises in Arabic and Comparative Literature. She has written extensively on classical and modern Arabic narrative and literary criticism. In this episode of The Know Show, Wen-chin gives us a brief insight on how colonialism left an impact on Arabic and Chinese literature.
Does the western cinema portray the various types of fathers?
Toby Reynolds is a visiting fellow at University of Essex where he specialises in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. In this episode of The Know Show, Toby discusses with us the different types of father figures that are portrayed in western cinema.
What impact does Food Security have on International Development?
Nigel originally trained in natural sciences and agricultural extension. He switched into socioeconomics and has experience in diverse countries in Latin America, the Mediterranean Basin, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-east Asia. His teaching is mainly in marketing, business and knowledge management. In this Episode Nigel shares with us his experience in agricultural environments and the impact food security can have on international development.
How can psychiatry be a solution for Alcohol addiction?
Emmert is an MRC Clinical Research Fellow in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Honorary Specialist Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry at the South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. In this episode Emmert shares his insight on the impact of Alcohol misuse on hospitalisation and how he treats addicts with psychiatry.