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Level 1, 9 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
+ 61 3 9620 2428
ABN 78 099 065 184
2016 WOODSIDE JOHN MONASH SCHOLAR
VICTORIA – AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Arjuna has a Bachelor of Asian and Pacific Studies, and a Bachelor of
Laws, both with Honours from the ANU. He currently works as a solicitor at Baker & McKenzie with a specialisation in International Climate Change Law, a topic on which he has published in academic journals and guest lectured at the law faculties of The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney. He is an Advisory Board member of the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange (an organisation which he co-founded), a Fellow of the Asialink Leaders Program and an Asia Literacy Ambassador of the Asia Education Foundation. Arjuna is the recipient of numerous awards including the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and the Australian Davos Connection Australian Leadership Award. He has been recognized by the Lowy Institute for International Policy as a “new voice” in Australian foreign policy and contributes to these issues in policy blogs as well as the popular press. Arjuna plans to undertake a Masters of Law focusing on climate change law and policy in Indonesia, and examining innovative ways that such laws could be more effective.
2016 SUSAN & ISAAC WAKIL FOUNDATION JOHN MONASH SCHOLAR
ACT – BOND UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITYStephen has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of International Business from Bond University and a Master of International Affairs from the ANU. Currently on leave from the Office of Trade Negotiations at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Stephen has taken up an appointment as a Congressional Fellow in the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program in Washington D.C. where he will be the only Australian in the program, and as a Visiting Researcher and Senior Fellow atthe Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University. Prior to his role in the Office of Trade Negotiations, Stephen was a diplomat at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He has been Associate to The Hon Justice John Dowsett AM QC of the Federal Court and a researcher at the Tim Fischer Centre on Global Trade and Finance.
Through his intended further studies in international economic law and policy, Stephen hopes to enhance Australia’s position with respect to finance policy and trade in services.
Giles has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) with First Class Honours from The University of Adelaide where he received several academic prizes and scholarships. He has served as a Captain in the Australian Army Reserve and has led a variety of Defence projects in South Australia.
For his work as a Troop Commander in 2009 he was recognised with a Division Level Commendation for leadership and service. Since 2012 he has worked for one of the world’s largest oil company as an operations lead, concept engineer and process engineer on major energy and infrastructure projects in Australia and the South China Sea. An impressive sportsman, Giles has competed in the World Ultra-Trail Marathon events and has rowed for both Australian and American universities. Giles is an accomplished pianist and clarinettist, and performed lead roles in amateur theatre productions in both French and English. He is interested in engaging further in the energy policy debate. To this end, he intends to undertake postgraduate studies in energy economics and environmental policy.
His vision is to lead change in Australia through a better understanding of commercial relations with the energy sector and responsible export of our energy resources.
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VICTORIA – THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNEReuben holds a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar and Frank Knox Fellow. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne, with double First Class Honours. Reuben is interested in helping change the way we think about policy problems by forging a cross-disciplinary synthesis across economics, psychology and philosophy. He was part of Harvard Professor Robert Putnam’s research team for the book “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” (a ground-breaking examination of the growing inequality gap) and has co-authored papers with both Putnam and Lord Nicolas Stern (London School of Economics). He currently works as a Senior Research Officer at the Melbourne Institute at The University of Melbourne. Reuben proposes to undertake a PhD with the intention of becoming a thought leader in Australian policymaking. He hopes to research how decision-making strategies, both in the market and in the political arena, affect our economy and political systems.
Andrew has a First Class Honours degree and a Master of Music in musicology from The University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Catholic University. He is a musicologist, concert pianist, teacher, accompanist, conductor, and composer. Andrew studied the piano since the age of 3, and he also plays the harpsichord, pipe organ and recorder. He has received numerous awards for his research work and several academic prizes. Andrew is currently a research assistant and tutor in musicology at The University of Melbourne where his research focuses on manuscript sources of German music from the time of J.S. Bach. He wants to undertake further studies in classical music history with the intention of pursuing research that also engages with other musical disciplines, while continuing to inspire the public with his own performances. Passionate about ensuring all Australians have access to a quality music education, Andrew intends to live his philosophy that classical music is not just for an elite few, or confined to the realm of the academic – but for everyone of all ages.
MICHAEL GREBLA2016 ZELMAN COWEN JOHN MONASH SCHOLAR
WESTERN AUSTRALIA – THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAMichael has a combined Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Music Composition with First Class Honours from UWA. During his time at UWA, Michael received the JM Wolff, Knight and WA Wagner Society’s Bayreuth Scholarships. He is a composer and recently premiered a new work titled “Euler’s Music” for chamber orchestra as part of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Young and Emerging Artists Program. Michael’s achievements in composition and contributions to the University were recognised with UWA Convocation’s prestigious Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence in Music. Parallel to his composition pursuits, Michael founded and continues to run a comprehensive music program as the Director of Music at St George’s College targeted at engaging the local community and providing performance opportunities for emerging artists. With the aim of ultimately establishing himself as an active professional composer and producer of cultural events, Michael intends to pursue his Masters in Music Composition. He hopes to make a significant contribution to establishing Australia as a cultural centre for the region.
Eloise is currently completing her Honours year of the Bachelor of Philosophy in Science from the ANU. With her exceptional academic record, Eloise has received numerous awards during her Bachelor degree. She is talented in languages, speaking French, Japanese, Spanish and currently learning Mandarin, and has a keen interest in sport. Whilst Eloise certainly has other fortes, she is passionate about mathematics. She has tutored various Mathematics courses while at ANU and wants to undertake a PhD in Mathematics in the area of algebraic geometry. In the longer term Eloise wishes to contribute to reforming the way that maths is presented to students at all levels, and in particular to girls, as well as to the mathematical community and the broader community. She believes there is scope for better communication of mathematical concepts and, most importantly, their relevance.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of International Relations (Business) from Bond University.
Katherine was associate to The Hon Justice Kiefel AC QC of the High Court of Australia in 2013, has worked as a lawyer in the area of financial and corporate advisory and currently works as a policy advisor for The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. The recipient of numerous awards for her academic studies, Katherine was awarded the Sybil AM Vise Graduate Achievement Award for Queensland women who excel in the fields of education and community affairs. At university, Katherine was a successful debater and twice participated in the Jessup International Law Moot. She is a classically trained violinist, a self-taught pianist and has led various orchestras and musical groups. She also has a strong interest in languages and has spent time at the Goethe-Institute’s language school in Mannheim, Germany. Through her future studies, Katherine is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the global economic and social context in which technology-driven markets such as the new sharing economy operate, their regulation and future development.
Abigael is in her final year of a combined Bachelor degree in Arts Law at The University of Queensland, and expects to graduate with First Class Honours in Law. While at university, she has worked as an Associate in the European Court of Human Rights, was part of the Australian Team that won the World Championships of the Jessup International Law Moot and is currently completing work on anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism for the Law Council of Australia. Abigael has travelled extensively and has volunteered both at home as a Migration Support Officer for the Red Cross and internationally for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, with whom she will shortly travel to Iran to work on improving the impartiality of their judicial system. She is an accomplished skier, enjoys French novels and continues to write music and play the piano, clarinet and drums. She would like to continue her studies in the area of anti-corruption strategies and international law and sanctions with the goal of improving international framework for anti money laundering, anti bribery and preventing terrorism financing.
2016 ANZAC CENTENARY JOHN MONASH SCHOLAR
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY - AUSTRALIAN NATIONALUNIVERSITY Harriet graduated from the ANU with First Class Honours in her Bachelor of Philosophy and was awarded the University Medal for history. She went on to do a Masters in Global and Imperial History at The University of Oxford where she received the Beit Prize for most outstanding dissertation of the degree as well as the Prize for the best dissertation in a one-year history masters’ program. In addition to Harriet’s work for the Red Cross and as a Learning Support Assistant for the ACT Department of Education, she is a keen field hockey player, has represented the ANU at the National University Games, has travelled extensively and is an avid cook. Harriet’s passion for history is underpinned by the belief that the makeup of the contemporary world can only fully be understood by an investigation of its past. She is seeking to continue her studies with a doctorate and in doing so hopes to advance her goal of becoming a leading Australian historian, promoting the history of the Australasian region both at home and abroad. Her particular area of interest is the history of migration, nationality and citizenship laws of the Australasian region, and how these inform policy today.