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May 27, 2020

This post is a little overdue, but better late than never I guess...

I recently(ish) published a new chapter in Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly and Jonathan Makuwira's (eds.) new book Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony.

Across 15 chapters...

May 27, 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 from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and bey...

February 9, 2020

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, paintings, films) open up different...

November 12, 2019

https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/10/24/cooperation-and-contestation-between-the-adb-and-aiib/

Last month I published my first piece with East Asia Forum. 'Cooperation and Contestation between ADB and AIIB' is a short comparative analysis of the Asian Development Bank...

October 29, 2019

This post comes a little late. It has been a busy year and, unfortunately, I have struggled to keep the website updated with all that has been happening.

In any case - I am pleased to announce that colleagues and I were successful in delivering five public seminars on t...

July 2, 2019

On Friday 21stJune 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’ and included presentations by scholars researching Thailand, M...

July 2, 2019

Below is a short summary on JCU's participation in the 2019 RDI Conference. I am so pleased that JCU continues to build its engagement with the Australian Development Studies community. The below summary was written for the Cairns Institute Newsletter:  www.cairnsinsti...

For the original article see: http://www.devpolicy.org/launch-of-the-development-studies-association-of-australia-20190530/

For those of us in the development sector in Australia, this has been a long time coming. The UK Development Studies Association was formed back i...

January 8, 2019

This week The Diplomat published a feature article that Chrisantha Pinto and I wrote on elephant conservation and China's Belt and Road Initiative in Laos.

The full article can be accessed here: https://thediplomat.com/2019/01/can-the-land-of-a-million-elephants-survive...