Opportunity of a lifetime for two Murdoch students

July 28, 2016

Winners Samuel Edge and Dominic Rose were congratulated by scholarship donor Emeritus Professor Mal Nairn.

Two Murdoch students have gained seats at the table of two major international delegations this year.

Dominic Rose and Samuel Edge, who are both completing a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management, were announced as the 2016 winners of the Mal and Karyl Nairn Global Voices Scholarship.

The scholarships enable top-performing students from the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs to join an international delegation to bring Australia’s future leaders face-to-face with key global decision makers.

Dominic will use the scholarship to attend the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Washington D.C. in early October.

“I have always been interested in economic forces that shape our lives at a global level,” he said.

“I operate at a very local level in my current role working for a member of WA parliament, and I am interested in how this scholarship will open up a new perspective.

“The changing political landscape around the world is indicating that people are increasingly tired of experts telling them what to do. I am interested to see how a big organisation like the World Bank is responding to this evolving environment.”

Samuel will attend COP 22, the United Nations international conference on climate change in Morocco in November.

“I am very interested in how grassroots movements can make a difference and I believe that this philosophy could prove to be an important way to combat climate change in developing countries,” Samuel said.

“I hope that this scholarship will give me a bit of insight into how the world works and will help me to build a future career where I can contribute to changing the world.”

As well as attending the international delegations, both Samuel and Dominic will meet Australia’s leaders in Canberra, and complete a research fellowship, a research paper and publish an opinion piece about their experiences.

Sir Walter Murdoch School Dean, Professor Benjamin Reilly, said the Global Voices scholarships provided students with an incredible opportunity to gain an understanding of negotiations and decision-making conducted on a world stage.

“These scholarships put students at the highest level of international policy making and expose the students to some of the most respected politicians and decision-makers from around the globe,” Professor Reilly said.

“Both Dominic and Samuel have shown immense promise for careers in their chosen fields and both of them will be excellent ambassadors for Murdoch University and Australia.”


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