Dr Adrian Hearn
ARC Future Fellow
A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney
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Dr. Hearn's research examines the social challenges and opportunities arising from Asia-Pacific economic integration. How is the Trans-Pacific Partnership perceived by publics in signatory countries, and non-signatories like China? How is the growing number of Cuban and Cuban-trained health workers impacting welfare outcomes in the Pacific Islands and Australian engagement with the region's health sectors? How are growing Chinese migrant communities contributing to Latin American economic development and globalization? What social and environmental lessons can Australia and resource exporters like Brazil learn from each other in light of growing demand and investment from China? Adrian has explored these questions in collaboration with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, AusAID, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and others. Adopting an ethnographic approach to international relations has allowed him to study cultural convergences/divergences, economic development, and approaches to transparency and technology transfer from the ground up. Having lived in the United States for eleven years, Latin America for four years, and China for one year, Adrian welcomes applications from national and international students seeking Masters or Ph.D. supervision on these and related topics.
Teaching and supervision
- HRTD6904 Democratisation: Theory and Practice
In the media
Media Interviews and Professional Activities:
SBS Radio National “World News” (in Spanish): interview on China-Australia relations, 29th November, 2013, available here.
BBC World Service “Business Matters”: guest commentator on weekly economic affairs, 20th December, 2013, available here.
Invited speaker, Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) Summit, Parliament House, Canberra, 26th November 2013,
- BBC World Service “Business Matters”: guest commentator on weekly economic affairs, 16th November, 2013, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01l9jl9
- BBC World Service “Business Matters”: guest commentator on weekly economic affairs, 26th October, 2013, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01k0kp5
- Quoted in Rocío Otoya, “Los asiáticos se instalan en Australia”, EFE News Agency, www.7dias.com.do/internacionales/2013/10/22/i150395_los-asiaticos-instalan-australia.html#.UmdScpSOAWV
- Event organizer, “Commonwealth Treasury roundtable at the China Studies Centre”, the University of Sydney, 6th November 2013, summary available at: www.chinastudiescentre.com.au/economics/china-studies-centre-commonwealth-treasury-roundtable/
Quoted in Zachary Keck, “Watch Out USA: Mexico Has its Own Asia Pivot Plan”, The Diplomat, May 2013,
- Invited speaker, The Brazil-Australia Dialogue, sponsored by the Council on Australia-Latin America Relations (COALAR) and the University of Melbourne, São Paulo, 21st March 2013.
- Invited speaker, The Melbourne Latin America Dialogue, sponsored by the Council on Australia-Latin America Relations (COALAR) and the University of Melbourne, 29th-30th August 2012. Video available at: www.latinamericadialogue.unimelb.edu.au/session-videos-dialogue
- Event organiser, “The China Factor in Mexico-U.S. Relations”, the University of California-Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, 22nd May, 2012.
- Elected Chair of the “Asia and the Americas” Section of LASA (Latin American Studies Association) for the term 2010-2013. Section website: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/sections/asia-americas/
- Consultant for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), project: “Cuba-Australia Joint Scoping Mission”, 2011-2012.
- Invited speaker in policy forum: “Reassessing China-Mexico Competition”, the Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C., 15th September, 2011. Video recording available at: www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=32&pubID=2747&s
- SBS Radio National “World News” (in Spanish): interview on market reforms in Cuba, 3rd January 2012. Audio recording available at: www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/yourlanguage/spanish/episode/198181/Raul-is-reversing-Fidel-s-economy-in-Cuba
- ABC Television “Lateline Business”: featured interview on economic reforms in Cuba, 4th October 2010. Video recording available at: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/business/items/201010/s3029358.htm
ABC Radio National “Big Ideas” program, broadcast of public lecture,
“Rethinking good governance and transparency: the China-Latin America-US
triangle”, 6th June 2010, audio recording available at:
- SBS Radio National “World News” (in Spanish): Interview on sentencing of Rio Tinto staff in China, 30th March 2010. Audio recording available.
- Event organiser and speaker, “China and World Development in the 21st Century”, Co-hosted by the University of Sydney and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 13th November, 2009.
Invited speaker in policy forum: “China’s Impact in the Caribbean”, the
Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C., 4th November, 2009.
- Event chair, “Mary-Alice Waters in conversation with Dr. Adrian Hearn”, The University of Sydney, 28th July, 2009.
- SBS Radio National (Australia) “World News” (in Spanish): Interview on the detention of Rio Tinto staff in China, 15th July 2009. Audio recording available
- SBS National Television News, interview on ethnic violence in Xinjiang, China, 7th July 2009. Video recording available.
- Quoted in Francois Bougon (AFP) “China keeps Chavez close, but not too close”, 11th April 2009, available at: www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hg5SVWYSvmHPGiWVmINnJopw9iVQ
- Quoted in Antonio Castillo (The Diplomat magazine) “China in Latin America”, May 2009, available at: http://the-diplomat.com/2009/06/18/china-in-latin-america/
- Organizer and speaker, International Symposium for China Research Centre (UTS), entitled, “China and Latin America: The New Face of South-South Cooperation”, 3rd December, 2008.
- SBS Radio National “News” (in Spanish): Interview on China’s deepening relations with Latin America, 2nd December 2008. Audio recording available.
- Organizer and speaker, colloquium for the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Mexico and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California entitled, “Mexico’s Economic Integration with the Asia Pacific Region”, 4th November, 2008.
- Radio Tijuana (Mexico) “En Pocas Palabras” Program, interview on Mexico-China economic relations, 25th September, 2008.
- Organiser of UTS International Symposium entitled, “Performing Arts and the Academy”, 16th-17th June, 2008.
- ABC Classic FM (Australia) “Morning Show with Margaret Throsby”, featured guest, 4th March, 2008. Audio recording available.
- Triple J Radio (Australia) “Hack: Current Affairs” Program, interview on the future of Cuba following Fidel Castro’s resignation, 20th February, 2008. Audio recording available.
- Invited speaker, “Religion, Society, and Social Justice in Contemporary Cuba”, policy workshop sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, Miami, 25th January 2008. Audio recording available.
- Invited speaker, “Experts Brief: Afro-Cubans and Economic Development; What Role for Strategic Policy and Civil Society?”, policy brief for The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), sponsored by the Centre for Developing Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University, Montreal, 6th September 2007. Audio recording available.
- Radio Beijing (China) “A Tale of Two Cities” Program, interview on research activities in Beijing and Sino-Latin American relations, 3rd July 2007.
- Radio Ind'gena (México) “Politics Forum” Program: Interview on China’s relations with Mexico and Cuba, 29th August 2007.
- Keynote Speaker for the Australian launch of the book, “Our History is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution” by Pathfinder Press, University of Technology Sydney, 11th March 2007.
- Eastside Radio Sydney (Australia) “Cuban'simo” Program, interview on religion, music, and politics in Cuba, 21st December 2006. Audio recording available.
- SBS Radio National (Australia) “World News” (in Spanish): Interview on the current state of political leadership in Cuba, 7th September 2006. Audio recording available.
- Successful negotiation with the University of Havana to establish an MoU with UTS to facilitate academic exchange, 9th August 2006.
- ABC Radio Sydney (Australia), “The Breakfast Show with Adam Spencer”: Interview on political challenges of conducting research in Cuba, 21st April 2006. Audio recording available.
- 3CR Radio Melbourne (Australia): “Focus on Latin America” Program, interview on Religion and Development in Cuba, 16th January 2003. Audio recording available.
Commissioned reports, opinion pieces, book reviews:
- A. H. Hearn (2014) [book review] “Review of Umi Vaughan and Carlos Aldama (2012) Carlos Aldama’s Life in Batá: Cuba, Diaspora, and the Drum, for New West Indian Guide 88(1-2):126-128.
- A.H. Hearn (2014) [arts and culture review] “Lao Qiang at the Sydney Festival: ancient entertainment for the 21st century”, The Conversation.
- A.H. Hearn (2013) [report] China and the Resource Boom: Comparative Insights from Latin America and Australia, London: Chatham House,18th October 2013.
- A.H. Hearn (2013) [opinion piece] “China changes tack on trade and the TPP,” The Australian Financial Review, 5th June, p.47.
- A.H. Hearn (2013) [commissioned policy report] China and Brazil: Searching for Sustainable Complementarity, policy paper for the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN), The European Commission, London: ECRAN. Available here, and also here.
- Adrian H. Hearn (with Jennifer Aron) (2013) “Without the Castros, What is the Fate of the Cuban Revolution?”, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) Analysis Series, 26th February.
- Delgado, Jorge, Jim Tulloch, Adrian Hearn, and James Buchan (2012) [commissioned policy report] Cuba-Australia Medical Cooperation in the Pacific, Canberra: AusAID.
- A.H. Hearn (2012) “Cuba and China: In Mixed Enterprise we Trust”, Hemisphere 21 (July), pp.20-22.
A.H. Hearn (2012) [opinion piece] “Expansão do mercado interno chines beneficiará América Latina” (The expansion of China’s internal markets will benefit Latin America), Folha de S. Paulo, 14th November
- A.H. Hearn (2012) [analysis article] “Will Economic Successes in China and Vietnam Inspire Cuba?”, Inter-American Dialogue Latin America Advisor, 18th July, p.3.
- A.H. Hearn (2012) “Australia and South America: Toward Dialogue on China”, China Express vol. 2.
- A.H. Hearn (2012) “Chinese Immigrants and Entrepreneurs in Mexico”, Americas Quarterly 6(1):83.
- A.H. Hearn (2012) [analysis article] “With its eyes on China’s growth model, Cuba begins its slow march towards capitalism”, The Conversation
- A.H. Hearn (2012) [analysis article] “China and the Cuban Economy”, Americas Quarterly 6(1)
- A.H. Hearn (2010) [opinion piece] “Transparency and good governance: key themes in China’s global integration”, [中国在全球一体化下的关键主题] Chinese Social Sciences Today, 4th March, p.1, http://www.cass.net.cn/file/20100304259537.html
- A.H. Hearn (2009) “Cuba and China: Lessons and Opportunities for the United States”, CubaInfo Series, Florida International University, Cuban Research Institute.
- A.H. Hearn (2009) “China’s Relations with Mexico and Cuba: A Study of Contrasts”, Pacific Rim Report Occasional Paper Series #52, The University of San Francisco, Center for the Pacific Rim.
A. H. Hearn (2009) [opinion piece] “Hey Hey, We’re Just Ignorant”, The Australian, 10th October, p.14,
- Adrian H. Hearn (2009) [encyclopedia/reference entry] “Chinatown Havana”, in Robert Benewick and Stephanie Donald, The State of China Atlas, 3rd edition, Berkeley: University of California Press.
- A.H. Hearn (2009) [Book Review] “Review of Anil Hira (2007) An East Asian Model for Latin American Success”, for Development in Practice 19(2): 257-277
- A.H. Hearn (2009) [Book Review] “Review of Riorden Roett and Guadalupe Paz (2008) China’s Expansion into the Western Hemisphere”, for Asian Studies Review 33(3):369–371.
- A. H. Hearn (2007) [Proceeding] “Cultura y Sociedad Civil en Cuba”, Proceedings of the XVII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Montreal, September 2007.
- A. H. Hearn (2007) [Book Review] “Review of Christine Ayorinde (2004) Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National Identity”, for Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe 18(2):140-142, available at: http://www1.tau.ac.il/eial/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=203&Itemid=158
- A. H. Hearn (2006) [Proceeding] “Civil Society and Economic Reform: Cuba and China”, Proceedings of the inaugural Conference of CELAO (Consejo De Estudios Latinoamericanos de Asia y de Ocean'a [Latin American Studies Council of Asia and Oceania]), Melbourne, July 2005.
- A. H. Hearn (2003) [Book Review] “Review of Patrick Taylor (ed.) (2001), Nation Dance: Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean”, for Journal of Intercultural Studies 24(3): 312-314.
- A. H. Hearn (2001) [Translation] Coyula, Mario, Miguel Coyula and Rosa Oliveras, Towards a New Community in Havana: Workshops for Integrated Neighborhood Transformation, Havana: GDIC.
- A. H. Hearn (1999) [Research Report] “The Persistence of the Griot Class in Urban Senegal”, in International Reflections, Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of International Studies, pp. 20-26.
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) funding to organize workshop: “Feeding the Masses: China-Latin America Agriculture Connections Through Time”, the University of Chicago, 21st May, $10,500. Click here for a description of the event and a link to the program.
- Open Society Foundations funding to organize workshop: “China, Latin America, and the Changing Architecture of Trans-Pacific Engagement”, the Inter-American Dialogue, 29th May 2013, $9,000 USD. Click here to view video of the press conference
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Visiting Scholarship at the German Institute of Global Affairs (GIGA) for “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Asia-Pacific Integration or Disintegration?”, $6,500.
- Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Australian Leadership Award for “Optimising Australia-Cuba Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Health Delivery”, $55,900.
- Open Society Foundations funding to organize workshop: “The China Factor in Mexico-U.S. Relations”, the University of California-Berkeley, 22nd May 2012, $12,000 USD.
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for, “Clarifying transparency: Chinese aid and trade in Latin America”, $565,840
- International Program Development Fund (IPDF) award for, “Mexico and China: Towards a strategy of engagement”, in collaboration with Dr. Enrique Dussel Peters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), $16,000
- 2010 Australian Academy of the Humanities Visiting Fellowship for collaboration with Dr. Paul DeCastro (CSU-Los Angeles) on the project, “Cultural Bridges to Cuba” $5,940
- 2009 - University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme (FARSS) grant for “A Profile of Latin American Studies in China”, $11,300.
- Florida International University D'az-Ayala Award for, “Cultural Bridges between China and Cuba”, $2,000.
- University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Grant for, “Social Dimensions of China’s Strategic Relations with Latin America”, $10,000.
- University of Technology Sydney funding to organise international symposium: “China and Latin America: The New Face of South-South Cooperation” (December 2008) $10,000.
- University of Technology Sydney funding to organise international symposium: “Performing Arts and the Academy” (June 2008) $30,000.
- University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Research Fellowship for, “The Impact of China on Development and Security in Latin America”, $4,500.
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage-International Award for “China and Latin America: New Challenges for Australia” (with Dr. Yingjie Guo), $14,000.
- University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for “Civil Society and Economic Reform: Cuba and China”, $205,000.
- La Trobe University: Doctoral Research Fellowship for “Civil Society and NGOs in Cuba”, $76,000.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison “International Research Grant” for one year of on-site research in Senegal, $8,000.
- Feeding the Masses: China's Food Security Strategies and their Global Implications; Hearn A; Worldwide Universities Network/Research Support.
- Refashioning the Pacific Rim: Chinas Cooperative Programs with Latin America; Hearn A, Humphrey M; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
China and the New Triangular Relationships in the Americas: China and the Future of US-Mexico Relations (Center for Latin Studies, University of Miami, 2013)
China Engages Latin America: Tracing the Trajectory (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011)
Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development (Duke University Press, 2008)