The Lowy Institute is pleased to announce the 2011-12 and 2012-13 recipients of the Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholarship in International Security, Jack Georgieff and Ryan Manuel.
Jack is currently undertaking the Master of Arts (International Relations) at the Australian National University as a Hedley Bull Scholar and Freyberg Defence Scholar - the first student to be awarded both scholarships conjointly. He previously studied at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, gaining a First Class Honours degree in International Relations. Additionally, he tutors undergraduate political science courses at the ANU and has worked as a research intern in the office of Hon. Julie Bishop MP.
Ryan is currently an Asian Century Graduate Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU. He was educated at the University of South Australia, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Peking University and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He was formerly a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and a senior analyst at the Office of National Assessments.
The scholarships will give Jack and Ryan the opportunity to play a part in the work of two leading think tanks dedicated to generating policy ideas on global strategic affairs, the Lowy Institute, Sydney, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC. Jack will be attached to the International Security Program and Ryan to the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute before undertaking research placements at CSIS in 2013.