Sarah Hesson


About Sarah Hesson

Sarah is a student at the University of Otago currently undertaking a Masters in Politics. She is very passionate about justice, international relations and human rights.


Overwhelming Generousity In The Pacific

A joint New Zealand Herald and World Vision effort to raise funds for those living in the remote Pacific has raised $216,000 to the Hidden Pacific campaign. The New Zealand Herald journalists Kirsty Johnston and Mike Scott, and World Vision ambassador Clarke Gayford travelled to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands to […]


A New Approach To The Ongoing South China Sea Disputes

The Issue Rival nations have grappled over territory in the South China Sea for decades, but tensions have steadily risen in recent years. China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei all have competing claims over the Paracel and Spratly islands. This is a dispute over territory and sovereignty which coincides […]


The Forgotten Millions: The Return To Juba, South Sudan

Thousands of internally displaced people will be returning to their homes in Juba, South Sudan in the coming weeks. Since the conflict that divided Sudan in December 2013, 2.1 million Sudanese people have been displaced and over 1.5 million have fled South Sudan. The Popular Committee for Peace-building urged the […]


French Election Campaign Echoes Trump-Like Policies

The far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, propelled her election campaign through anti-immigration, anti-globalization and “France First” policies during the weekend. Donald Trump’s US election win and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union stirred similar discontentment throughout France. Le Pen has undoubtedly depicted herself as the anti-establishment, anti-elite and […]