In the second episode of Ke Kumu, Dr. Sebastian “Bas” Kevany discusses global health security in the Indo-Pacific region. Originally from Ireland, Bas joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021.

He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, international relations, and global public health. Within these realms, he has gained extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, diplomacy, national and international security, conflict resolution, and the use of global health engagement to prevent or resolve international conflict.

Dr. Kevany has also gained extensive fieldwork via 100+ missions to the Middle East and Northern Africa, Oceania, the South Pacific, and sub-Saharan Africa. His in-country experience includes missions with the United Nations, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Republic of Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Bulgaria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Lesotho, South Africa, Mozambique, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and many other nations.

The views expressed in this podcast are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States government.