M.P.E. (Economics), Victoria University of Wellington B.A. (School of Public and International Affairs), Princeton University
New Zealand |Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration
Gabrielle is a Graham T. Allison, Jr. Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Gabrielle is an international security specialist; her research currently focuses on Indo-Pacific geopolitics/geoeconomics and issues at the intersection of technology and national security. She previously served in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (New Zealand) and at the New Zealand Mission to the United Nations in New York.
M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History, Wadham College, University of Oxford B.A. (Honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Wadham College, University of Oxford
United Kingdom |Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Ancient History
Supratik is fascinated by the intersections of Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and Indian history. In recent years, he has been thinking about the understudied Arsakid Empire, which dominated the Near East from around 247 B.C. to A.D. 224. Through his doctoral work he aims to demonstrate that the Arsakid state should be understood as both Hellenistic and Near Eastern and therefore hopes to challenge the traditional division between ‘Classics’ and ‘Oriental Studies'.
MLitt in United States History, Newcastle University B.A. (Honours) in History, Newcastle University
United Kingdom |Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Fellow in History
Rob Bates is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a PhD Candidate at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. While at Harvard he will be working on his doctoral thesis, which considers the connection between state-building and corruption in the late-nineteenth-century United States. He is especially interested in the politics of America’s ‘Gilded Age,’ and hopes to explore the political parallels between that period and the present in his future research. Rob is originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, and previously studied at Newcastle University.
Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Adelaide B.A. in Economics, Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide
Australia |Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Administration, International Development
Thomas is passionate about addressing the serious health and educational inequalities that exist for young children globally. He spent four years in Indonesia working on a range of health and education programs as a research analyst with the World Bank and the manager of a grassroots NGO. At Harvard Kennedy School he intends to deepen his knowledge of economics and policy-making in developing countries to find innovative solutions to complex human capital challenges.
M.D., University of New South Wales, Sydney B.Med, University of New South Wales, Sydney B.Sc (Med) (Hons I), University of New South Wales, Sydney
Australia |T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH
Isaac is a doctor with interests in communicable diseases and global health. At Harvard, he will explore the structural drivers of health inequity, and policy approaches to infectious diseases of public health significance.
B.A. (First Class Honours) in Politics & International Studies, The University of Melbourne
Australia |Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy
William hopes to bring a multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach to policy development. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, where he also held the Chancellor’s Scholarship. At Harvard, William intends to deepen his understanding of international relations and multilateral institutions.
At Harvard, Mitchell will focus on counter-terrorism law, the intersection between criminal law and human rights, and white-collar crime. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, Mitchell worked as a Judge's Clerk at the Supreme Court of New Zealand. After which, he was a senior advisor to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 and, as well, provided part-time assistance in rewriting New Zealand's Criminal Jury Trial Bench Book. He has also worked as a solicitor and junior prosecutor in New Zealand.
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia Bachelor of Environmental Design – Landscape and Urbanism, University of Manitoba
Canada |Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design
Grant is a member of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation and Chair of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. His research at the Graduate School of Design will focus on climate change adaptation informed by traditional knowledge at the urban and regional scale building upon his past research and professional practice. The intent of this work is to develop models to expand site focused collaborations between Indigenous communities, municipalities, and institutions to the urban and territorial scale where they can engage the relational understandings of place embedded in traditional knowledge and more effectively mitigate the impacts of climate change.
MA (Hons), Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom |Harvard Divinity School, Master of Theological Studies
Ruth is interested in the relationship between religious identity, politics, conflict and peace-building in divided societies. Partially inspired by her own upbringing in Northern Ireland, Ruth has spent time over the past six years in Jerusalem, and recently was a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace in Modern Hebrew at Middlebury College. In anticipation of further study, at Harvard Divinity School she will focus on religion, ethics and politics and continue learning Modern Hebrew. She hopes to take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of her degree program and the resources at Harvard to gain a deeper understanding of what peace and peace-building looks like in the 21st century.
M.Sc in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Oxford M.Sc in Social Science of the Internet, University of Oxford B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
Canada |Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in History of Science
Aaron Gluck-Thaler is a PhD Candidate in the Department of the History of Science and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He studies the historical, cultural, and political dimensions of national security practices, with a focus on techniques used for surveillance and cybersecurity. Aaron’s doctoral research examines how pattern recognition technologies illuminate enduring questions of how power, scientific knowledge, and the self are cultivated. Aaron holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, a MSc in the Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute, and a MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
LLB, Kingston University LLM in International Law, SOAS University of London
United Kingdom |Harvard Law School, LLM Candidate
After many years of working in diplomacy and policy, Maryan will focus on enhancing her academic scholarship and advocacy work during her time at Harvard. She is particularly interested in public international law, dispute resolution, and trade and investment integration during protracted conflict. She is a Senior Editor at the Harvard Law School National Security Law Journal (NSLJ) and Co-President of the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA). Maryan intends to practice as a Barrister (England and Wales) after graduation.
MA, Physiology & Psychology, University of Cambridge MBChB (Hons), Medicine, University of Edinburgh BDS (Hons), Dentistry, King’s College London
United Kingdom |T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health
Jen is an oral and maxillofacial surgical trainee who is interested in surgical system strengthening for underserved populations across the world. She is studying Global Health & Population to deepen an understanding of the context of the problem and potential solutions for it, and applying this knowledge to a concurrent research fellowship with the Program for Global Surgery & Social Change. In the long term, Jen intends to continue pushing the Global Surgery agenda in combination with clinical practice.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (Specialist in Architectural Studies, Major in Philosophy), University of Toronto
Canada |Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture I
Kian is interested in philosophical examinations and interrogations of the objects and images of architecture and the architect's figure as a subject within global capitalism's broader cultural and political context. He is looking forward to growing as a critical designer, observer, and thinker by engaging with the distinguished faculty of GSD.
Degree in Philosophy and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science Degree in Theology and Religion, University of Oxford Laidlaw Scholarship, Cambridge University
United Kingdom |Harvard Law School, LLM
Mustafaen is pursuing an LLM at Harvard Law School, which builds on his degrees at the LSE (Philosophy and Economics), Oxford (Theology and Religion) and the Laidlaw Scholarship which he completed at Cambridge University. At Harvard, Mustafaen hopes to focus on legal strategies that can be employed to combat climate change as well as constitutional issues that have arisen as a result of technological progress, climate change and migration. Outside the classroom, Mustafaen has founded two social enterprises in Pakistan (Dil Internship Project) and the UK (Close the Lockdown Gap) respectively which aim to tackle inequalities in employment and education respectively.
LLB (First Class Honours), University of Otago B.A. in Politics and French, University of Otago
New Zealand |Harvard Law School, Master of Laws
Olivia's studies in the Master of Laws program will focus on human rights law, criminal justice, and international criminal law. She is particularly interested in innovative interdisciplinary approaches to improving criminal justice outcomes. Olivia started her career as a Judge's Clerk at New Zealand's Court of Appeal, and practiced in regulatory litigation and criminal prosecution.