SSEAC Stories

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The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) builds on the expertise of and facilitates collaborations between over 400 University of Sydney academics who specialise in Southeast Asia.

Building a More Inclusive Society: Disability and Work in Timor-Leste

May 25, 2024

Building a More Inclusive Society

Kim Bulkeley
Hosted by Natali Pearson

What does an inclusive society look like? And what are the challenges and opportunities when the society in question, Timor-Leste, is one of the most …

Women’s Experiences of Workplace Gender-based Violence and Harassment in Cambodia’s Construction Industry

April 20, 2024

Women’s Experiences of Workplace Gender-based Violence and Harassment in Cambodia’s Construction Industry

Michele Ford and Vichhra Mouyly
Hosted by Natali Pearson

In Cambodia, the government and civil society organisations have paid significant attention to Gender-based Violence and Harassment, within both the d…

Financial Access and Socio-Economic Development in Indonesia

March 19, 2024

Financial Access and Socio-Economic Development in Indonesia

Tanvir Uddin
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Globally, 1.4 billion people are considered to be “financially excluded,” meaning they cannot safely access appropriate and affordable financial servi…

Use of Bacteriophages as Natural Antimicrobials to Manage Bacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture in Vietnam and Australia

February 2, 2024

Use of Bacteriophages as Natural Antimicrobials to Manage Bacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture in Vietnam and Australia

Carola Venturini
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing protein production industry globally, with Vietnam one of the top producers and exporters of seafood products. In V…

Kawi Culture: Exploring Indonesia’s Classical Civilisation

December 15, 2023

Kawi Culture

Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Have you ever heard of Kawi? Much of what is considered “classical” in Indonesian history, such as the Borobudur temple complex or the kingdom of Maja…

Anti-Microbial Resistance in Cambodia

December 1, 2023

Anti-Microbial Resistance in Cambodia

Hosted by Natali Pearson
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In the last of our five special podcasts about from the recent SSEAC field schools to Southeast Asia, we will be hearing from students and staff from …

Disability and Work: SSEAC Timor Leste Field School

November 23, 2023

Disability and Work

Hosted by Natali Pearson

In the fourth of five special podcasts about from the recent SSEAC field schools to Southeast Asia, we will be hearing from students and staff from th…

Disaster Risk and Resilience: SSEAC Philippines Field School

November 14, 2023

Disaster Risk and Resilience

Hosted by Natali Pearson

In the third of five special podcasts about from the recent SSEAC field schools to Southeast Asia, we will be hearing from students and staff from the…

Social Justice: SSEAC Indonesia Field School

November 8, 2023

Social Justice

Hosted by Natali Pearson

In the second of five special podcasts about from the recent SSEAC field schools to Southeast Asia, we will be hearing from students and staff from th…

SSEAC Singapore Field School: COVID Vaccination Rollout

November 1, 2023

COVID Vaccination Rollout

Hosted by Natali Pearson

In the first of five special podcasts hearing from the recent SSEAC field schools to Southeast Asia, we will be talking with students and staff from t…

Working Children: The Luxury and Complexity of Childhood in Lombok, Indonesia

October 13, 2023

Working Children

María Florencia Amigó
Hosted by Natali Pearson

The International Labour Organization estimates that in Southeast Asia there are 30 million children engaged in paid work, 17 million in engaged in un…

Inequality as a Leading Cross-Cutting Development Issue: Indonesia and Beyond

September 13, 2023

Inequality as a Leading Cross-Cutting Development Issue

Zulfan Tadjoeddin
Hosted by Natali Pearson
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Inequality has always been key to understanding Indonesia’s development. But this is a multidimensional issue, and one that has manifested in vastly d…

Why Consumers Choose Private Over Public Health Services in Vietnam

August 10, 2023

Why Consumers Choose Private Over Public Health Services in Vietnam

Mai Nguyen
Hosted by Natali Pearson
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Demographic changes, rise in disposable income, and steady economic growth has led to a growing demand for healthcare services in Vietnam. But the pub…

Is Laos a Criminal State?: Kearrin Sims on the Current Status of Laos

July 13, 2023

Is Laos a Criminal State?

Kearrin Sims
Hosted by Natali Pearson
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There is a growing list of human rights abuses and acts of violence against those who have sought to promote political transparency and freedom in Lao…

Agricultural Shocks and Social Conflict in Southeast Asia

June 12, 2023

Agricultural Shocks and Social Conflict in Southeast Asia

David Ubilava
Hosted by Natali Pearson
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In lower–income economies, a small change in people’s wellbeing may trigger a suite of behavioral responses, some of which may be unlawful as well as …

Locating Human Dignity in Cambodia: Prospects for Human Rights Education

May 13, 2023

Locating Human Dignity in Cambodia

Rachel Killean
Hosted by Natali Pearson

The concept of human dignity is a foundational one within human rights discourses, and is commonly used in the context of human rights and sustainable…

The Politics of Ethnicity in the Malay World

April 13, 2023

The Politics of Ethnicity in the Malay World

Tom Pepinsky
Hosted by Natali Pearson

Malaysia is a classic example of a plural society, with a diverse population consisting of the indigenous peoples, collectively called bumiputera, and…

Social Media Influencers and Digital Media Regulation in Vietnam

March 9, 2023

Social Media Influencers and Digital Media Regulation in Vietnam

Jonathon Hutchinson
Hosted by Natali Pearson

In 2021, a famous Vietnamese businesswoman hosted a three-hour long Facebook livestream, in which she named and shamed celebrities for their controver…

A New Hope? Japanese Retirement Migration to Malaysia

February 9, 2023

A New Hope?

Shiori Shakuto
Hosted by Natali Pearson

In post-growth Japan, some people are looking to Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, as a source of new hope. A notable change in the recent pattern …

Shaping Civilisations: The Sea in Asian History

January 26, 2023

Shaping Civilisations

Eric Tagliocozzo
Hosted by Natali Pearson

The ocean is more connective device than barrier, bringing together diverse topics, time-periods and geographies. It has linked and connected the vari…