Gerry Kearns
Gerry Kearns is a political geographer and Professor of Geography at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His recent book on Geopolitics and Empire (Oxford University Press, 2009) won the Murchison Award from the Royal Geographical Society. After BA and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, he has taught and researched at Liverpool, Madison-Wisconsin, Cambridge, and Virginia Tech, where he was the Director of the School of Public and International Affairs.

Entries by Gerry Kearns

From Hero to Zero: Uganda Fails Its HIV Test, and What We Should Do About It

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2014 | (13:50)

HIV Prevalence in Uganda, 1990-2012. Source of data. UNAIDS

Openness and Success
At the turn of this century, Uganda was widely praised for its AIDS policies. Among the African countries with a generalized AIDS epidemic, Uganda was the first...

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The Pop Up City

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2013 | (20:59)

It is a scandal that, even excluding second-homes, there were, according to the 2011 census, at least 168,427 empty houses and 62,629 empty flats in the Republic of Ireland. In every single region, there are more than enough empty houses and flats to accommodate all homeless households,

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Auditing Catholic Abuse: Why the Survivors Need Their Day in Court

(2) Comments | Posted 4 December 2011 | (23:31)

On 30 November 2011 the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) published six audits it has so far completed into the current practices for managing allegations of the sexual abuse of children by clergy of the Catholic Church in Ireland. With their account of...

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