Two ANU Law alumni have received Fulbright Scholarships to advance their careers by studying in the United States in 2019.
Xiao He (Helen) Zhang (BAsiaPacStudies ’10, LLB (Hons’) 10, GDLP ’12) was awarded the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy, while Edmund Bao (BComm ’14, LLB (Hons) ’15) received the Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship.
Helen, a Legal Officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will be hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School. She plans to build on her international security expertise and deepen her understanding of the challenges facing democracies and the liberal international order, and continue helping shape Australia’s foreign policy.
Edmund, who works as a solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, says he hopes to use his scholarship to conduct a comparative study of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Australia’s anti-corruption regime.
They are among 11 scholars affiliated with ANU who received the scholarships and will be recognised at the 2019 Fulbright Gala Presentation Dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on 28 February.
The Fulbright scholarship program was established in 1946 to increase binational research collaboration and cultural understanding.