<span>Kearrin Sims</span>

Youth Engagement for Global Action

August 12 marked the United Nations International Youth Day 2020. The theme for this year was 'Youth Engagement for Global Action'. As the world faces multiple, intersecting, crises of a..
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A poem on caste-based discrimination

I have another beautiful piece of student writing to share with you.   As previously discussed on this blog, each year students of my ‘Critical Issues in Global Development’ subject..

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Cairns Black Lives Matter Protest

2020 has been a challenging year. In Australia we started the new decade with devastating bushfires. The fires had barely burned when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, and since then there..

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SSEAC Politics In Action 2020

This year I had the privilege of delivering the SSEAC 2020 Politics in Action Update on Laos.   Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action forum brings political updates..

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The Development Zoo – A Poem

Below is a short (satirical) poem about development. In Week 1 of my Critical Issues in Global Development subject, one of the set readings is Ross Coggin’s The Development Set. I find creative mediums (poetry, literature,..

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AMSEAS Inaugural Seminar is a Success!

On Friday 21st June the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) hosted its inaugural Mainland Southeast Asia Seminar. The 2019 Seminar theme was ‘China’s Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia’..

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