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Arthur Cheung

B.Hlth.Sc. (Hons 1) in Malaria Epidemiology, University of Queensland
M.B.B.S. in Clinical Medicine, University of Queensland
G.C.G.P.P. in Public Health, University of Queensland

Australia | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy 


Arthur is a medical doctor and management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where his work has focused on strategy and regulatory reform for organizations in the healthcare industry and public sector in the US and Australia. He has a particular interest in health systems design and global public health, including the relationship between health and sustainable development, climate change and security. He will further these interests while concentrating in International and Global Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Garang Dut

M.D., University of Melbourne
B.M.Sc., Monash University

Australia | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health 


Garang is a Surgical Registrar in Melbourne, Australia. He is interested in healthcare systems as a mean of economic development and the delivery of surgical care in resource-poor settings. While at Harvard, he will complete a Master of Public Health in Health Policy.

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Claire Jo

Ed.M. in Language and Literacy, Harvard University
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Seoul National University
B.A. (Advanced) in Linguistics; Art History and Theory, University of Sydney

Australia | Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. in Human Development and Education 

Claire is an applied linguist and doctoral candidate conducting research on academic language development and assessment in English across adolescents from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. She was a lecturer of academic English at the Seoul National University Language Education Institute. At Harvard, she has served as a teaching fellow and as the Project Coordinator of the EF Education First-Harvard GSE Research Project. Her main areas of academic interest include bilingualism, second language acquisition, academic language development and assessment.

Aden David Knaap

Aden David Knaap

B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, University of Sydney
LL.B., Sydney Law School

Australia | 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. 

Matthew  Lilley

Matthew Lilley

B. Econ. (Honours), The University of Sydney

Australia | 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.


Catherine Marks

Bachelor of International and Global Studies (First Class Honours), University of Sydney
Graduate Certificate in Economic Policy, Australian National University

Australia | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy 


Catherine is pursuing a Master in Public Policy with a concentration in Social and Urban Policy. Her specific interests are in criminal justice policy and behavioral economics. After graduation she intends to return to the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she works as an advisor.

Max Menzies

Max Menzies

B.A. and M.Math, Cambridge University

Australia | 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.


Belinda Parker

L.L.B. (First Class Honours), University of Melbourne
B.A. (First Class Honours) in Geography, University of Melbourne
M. Teach (Secondary), University of Melbourne

Australia | Harvard Graduate School of Education, Master of Education 


Through the International Education Policy program, Belinda will study global initiatives to increase educational opportunities for children in poor and marginalized settings. She will focus on the design, monitoring and evaluation of effective educational programs, and examine the role that school leadership and teacher development programs can play in enhancing access to high quality education. Belinda has previously worked as a lawyer and as a teacher and head of department in a secondary school.