The Stephen Chan Podcast

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A long standing Academic who over 30 years has championed Africa and the new initiatives challenging the Western World, Stephen Chan is committed to the principles of praxis, whereby academic scholars should engage with society and the real world as much as with books. In these series of podcasts, Stephen takes the listener through a personal reflection where he discuss current and sometimes controversial topics in the international agenda.

Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. He has published 27 books on international relations and more than 200 articles and reviews in the academic and specialist press, as well as over 100 journalistic feature articles.

To find out more about Professor Stephen Chan, visit his website at:

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Alumni Conversations: Zeinab BadawiMon, 2011-08-15 20:03

Professor Stephen Chan talks to Zeinab Badawi (MA Near & Middle Eastern Studies 1989) on receiving an Honorary Doctor... See details

Alumni Conversations: Baroness Helena Kennedy Q.C.Tue, 2011-08-09 21:41

In an episode recorded during SOAS Graduation 2011, Professor Stephen Chan OBE talks to SOAS's outgoing President... See details

Stephen Chan: Cote d'Ivoire, Libya and FranceThu, 2011-04-28 20:25

In this episode Stephen talks about the role of France in recent interventions in Libya and Cote d'Ivoire. According to... See details

Stephen Chan: Egypt and LibyaTue, 2011-03-01 17:55

Professor Stephen Chan discusses the characteristics of the current uprisings in Egypt and Libya. Furthermore he... See details

Stephen Chan : SudanFri, 2011-01-28 19:55

In this episode, Professor Stephen Chan discusses the recent referendum in South Sudan. The referendum will probably... See details

Stephen Chan: MugabeTue, 2010-10-12 14:48

In this edition, Professor Stephen Chan deepens his discussion of Zimbabwe's economy and politics. Robert Mugabe's... See details

Stephen Chan: Football and Politics in Africa Tue, 2010-08-03 19:49

Stephen continues to share his insights into the World Cup in South Africa, this time drawing attention to the... See details

Stephen Chan: ZimbabweTue, 2010-08-03 03:00

In this edition, Stephen shares his impressions of two leading political figures for Africa: Zimbabwe's deputy prime... See details

Stephen Chan: World Cup in South Africa Wed, 2010-06-09 03:00

Professor Stephen Chan talks about the Football World Cup in South Africa and its impact in the local politics,... See details

Stephen Chan: Elections in SudanFri, 2010-03-26 02:00

In his second podcast Professor Stephen Chan talks about the upcoming election in Sudan in April and the significance... See details

Stephen Chan: Jacob Zuma's South Africa Wed, 2010-03-10 02:00

Stephen Chan, professor of International Relations at SOAS speaks about the recent state visit to the UK by the South... See details