Meet our Interns, Hear their Ideas

EVENT VIDEO: On Wednesday 7 November 2012, the AIIA (NSW)’s interns took centre stage, treating members to a discussion of their intern research essays currently being being worked on. The event was chaired by Colin Chapman, President of the AIIA (NSW).

Katherine Gordon: Katherine graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor Degree in International Relations, majoring in Spanish and Politics. She is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in International Security at the University of Sydney. Her main area of interest is in new security challenges, and she has a particular interest in population and environmental security issues, and how these might affect Australia in the future.

Simon Asfour: Originally from the UK, Simon graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSocSci Politics and IR Hons degree. He then undertook his Masters of International Security Degree at the University of Sydney in pursuit of a career in national security. His interests have been very much focused in line with private military affairs, counter-terror operations and Middle East conflict.

Andrew Kwon: Andrew is a recent graduate with a Masters of International Security from the University of Sydney. He has also completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and International Relations from the University of New South Wales. As a 2nd Generation Korean Australian, Andrew is fluent in Korean and interested in developments in Northeast Asia which are effecting the constitutions of both regional and geostrategic policies.

Ingrid Keyzer: Ingrid is a 2012 UTS Graduate with a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in International studies. Ingrid plans to study a Masters of International Relations either here in Sydney or back in Germany within the next year. She aims to pursue a career either with the Department of Foreign Affairs or in International Humanitarian Law.

Khemta Hannah Jose: Khemta Hannah Jose is a student of international Relations at Macquarie University, currently completing her Masters degree. Within foreign affairs and international politics, her particular areas of interest includes nuclear security in South Asia; the changing power dynamics in Asia, particularly with the rise of China; and the expanding environmental law and human rights regimes internationally.

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