New successes in studying abroad
Monash student James Barklamb was one of only five Australians selected last month to join the third class of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars program , enabling him to study a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
These wonderful results are testament to the Monash endeavour to make international experiences a core element of the student experience.
“The chance to pursue this incredible program is the culmination of the opportunities and support I've been given at Monash. The ACJC has played an incredibly important role in connecting the gravity and meaning of past atrocities to contemporary efforts to combat mass violence and oppression. It was my commitment to better understand and engage China as the world's most important, growing human security state actor, that drove my Schwarzman application. In a world where the threat of ethnic cleansing and genocide is grounded by continued acts of hate, inculcating a culture of rights protection and outward humanitarianism in the mainstream Chinese polity remains perhaps the greatest opportunity for pursuing peace in the 21st Century. I hope to support this cause through my program, in whatever ways I can.” – James Barklamb