M.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland LL.B., The University of Auckland
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Early Modern European History
Louis has wide-ranging historical interests but his main focus at Harvard will be on early modern cultural and intellectual history. In particular, he hopes to examine the ways in which people in a number of European countries in this period attempted to understand and respond to large-scale calamities and disasters. His other research interests include Renaissance festivals and polemical pamphlet literature.
B.A. (Advanced with Honours) in Global Political Economy, University of Manitoba Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy
Having co-founded two companies, Benjamin is interested in the ways public policy can either encourage or inhibit private actors to generate positive externalities for the communities in which they operate. His research focuses on policy related to the urban form, specifically looking at transportation and the tools cities have to promote sustainable urban development.
B.Com. (First Class Honours) in Finance and Economics, University of Auckland
Harvard Business School, Master of Business Administration
As part of her MBA, Meili will study a wide range of business leadership practices. One particular area of interest for Meili is international business. She hopes to use the skills and knowledge she develops at Harvard Business School to create a more interconnected global business environment.
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Seoul National University B.A. (Advanced) in Linguistics; Art History and Theory, University of Sydney
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. in Human Development and Education (Applied Linguistics)
Claire’s main areas of academic interest are bilingualism and second language acquisition. She is currently conducting research on the academic writing development of students at the high school and university levels in a second language and investigating the influence of writing characteristics of their first language. Based on the results from my research she aims to provide pedagogical suggestions to enhance the current academic writing curriculum in second language pedagogy.
B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, University of Sydney LL.B., Sydney Law School
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Ph.D. in History
Aden specializes in global and international history, with a focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual, political and legal history. He is fascinated by cosmopolites and internationalists, theorists and pragmatists, and the varied ways in which they conceived of the world in bygone eras. His time at Harvard will expose him to new historical fields and methodologies, while training him for a career in academia.
B.A.(Honours) in Economics, University of British Columbia M.Sc.(Distinction) in Political Theory, London School of Economics B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University
LL.M., Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science
Malcolm Lavoie is a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) candidate at Harvard Law School, where the focus of his research is on links between property law and the collective interests of minority cultural groups, including aboriginal societies.
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Business Economics
Matthew Lilley received a B. Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2012. He worked in the Research Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and then as a research assistant for Economics faculty at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales. His main interests are in empirical microeconomics, including behavioral and development economics, and political economy.
H.B.A. in Economics and Peace, Conflict and Justice, Trinity College, University of Toronto M.B.A., Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration
At Harvard, Mimi will deepen her understanding of poverty, inequality, and exclusion at systems and policy levels. She will explore best practices for designing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling interventions that empower marginalized communities. She will also build her quantitative analysis, public and social sector leadership, and cross-sector collaboration skills.
B.A. in International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies: Russia, East Europe and Central Asia
Matthew is a British-Polish journalist focusing on Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. At Harvard he plans to learn more about the issues he encountered reporting in Russia and the surrounding region, particularly the enduring legacy of the Soviet experiment and the role historical memory and information use play in shaping collective consciousness in post-Communist states.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health
Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua, Waikato Iwi (tribes) of New Zealand
Mataroria is a physician from New Zealand where he worked as the Clinical Lead for Health Equity at Counties Manukau District Health Board. His research field is in performance measurement of healthcare systems, and has submitted his Ph.D. in medical education. He is passionate about improving the delivery of healthcare through public health and medical education, and will be joining the Masters of Public Health Class of 2017.
B.A. (First Class Honours) in History and Political Studies, The University of Auckland LL.B. (Honours), The University of Auckland
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies
While at Harvard, Andrew intends to study aspects of the modern Middle East from diverse disciplinary perspectives including history, political science, religious studies and law. In particular, he hopes to focus on the formation and development of the modern state and its institutions in Middle Eastern countries, and how historical forces have shaped the region's current politics.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. in Mathematics
Max is thrilled to come to Harvard to study algebraic number theory at a department which has hosted some of the strongest minds in number theory for decades, which even now has several living legends among its faculty. After graduate school, Max hopes to establish a presence in number theory at Sydney University, a school that will always be close to his heart.
M.B.Ch.B., University of Liverpool B.Sc. in Medical Anthropology, University College London
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Medical Anthropology
Charlotte is a doctor working in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and founded StreetDoctors, a national charity teaching high risk young people first aid to save lives. She will be studying Medical Anthropology at Harvard and has a particular interest in how social inequality effects health and how to improve health care for marginalized and vulnerable people.
B.A. (Honours & University Medal) in Communication and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland B.Ed., University of Queensland
Graduate School of Education, Master of Education
A high school French and English teacher, David is committed to supporting his students in becoming powerfully literate, socially aware citizens. He sees the need for communities and school systems to value teachers as researchers, collecting and analyzing real-time data about students in order to make a purposeful impact in the classroom. David will use his studies at Harvard to re-conceptualize school assessment while developing more sustainable approaches toward teacher professional learning.
B.A. (Honours) in History, University of Sydney LL.B. (Honours), University of Sydney
Harvard Law School, Master of Laws
Hannah is interested in the way that traditional civil liberties, particularly free speech and the free press, are threatened and protected in the digital age. While at Harvard Law School, she will focus on constitutional law and Cyberlaw.