Kate Bones

Katherine Bones

B.A. in Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
LL.B. (First Class Honours), University of Sydney

Australia | Harvard Law School, Master of Laws 

Kate is an immigration and refugee lawyer working in community legal practice and research. In the Master of Laws program at Harvard, she will focus her studies on comparative and international law, US immigration law and human rights advocacy. She is interested in how comparative research can inform efforts for law and policy reform to improve legal protection for refugees and migrants.

Ryan Carters

Ryan Carters

B.A. in Economics and Politics, University of Sydney

Australia | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy

Ryan is a former professional cricket player and founder of the charity Batting for Change, which focuses on alleviating poverty and gender discrimination in developing, cricket-playing nations by supporting access to higher education. He has worked as a consultant to state and federal governments on education and innovation policy in Australia. At Harvard, Ryan’s study will focus on policy responses to confront rising economic inequality and persistent gender inequality. He hopes to contribute to improved social and economic policy for a more inclusive and productive society.


Justin Cawley

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours), University of Sydney
Master of Architecture, University of Sydney

Australia | Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Justin will examine the changing role of museums in contemporary urban development. He is interested in understanding how the recent use of museums to stimulate economic growth and private development is transforming these public buildings and their cities. Inspired by the proposed relocation of Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, Justin will study the relationships between urban design, policy, property and private investment to better understand the local impact of this move as well as its relationship to global political and economic trends. A core aim of Justin’s work is to understand the architecture profession’s changing role in this context, and to develop new forms of professional practice that can address the complex issues surrounding the design and management of urban development and public space in modern cities.

A. Cheung

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.

A. Grantham

Amy Grantham

B.A. in Asian Studies, University of Melbourne

Australia | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies of East Asia (Korea)

Having studied in Seoul after years of fascination with the Korean peninsula, Amy’s academic focus at Harvard will be on the Korean language, ongoing cultural changes in the region, and the 20th- and 21st-century domestic and global engagement of North and South Korea. A classically trained yet pop-loving musician and self-taught composer, Amy also hopes to conduct research into an area of personal curiosity: the South Korean mainstream music industry (K-Pop). Her research would include K-Pop’s evolution over recent decades, its soft power role in South Korean diplomacy, and its impact on domestic and international societies and values.

S Hickey

Samuel Hickey

LL.B. (Hons I), University of Queensland

Australia | Harvard Law School, Master of Laws 

At Harvard Law School, Samuel will pursue his interests in white-collar crime, mass litigation and advocacy. This study agenda will build upon his prior publications in English and Australian law journals as well as his experience at the Federal Court of Australia and global law firms in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. Samuel has also accepted a position as a Student Fellow as part of the Law School’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law.
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 studies 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.