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Olivia Pursey

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Position: I currently am in my third year studying a combined Double Undergraduate Degree of Law and International Relations at ANU

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Olivia Pursey

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Position: I currently am in my third year studying a combined Double Undergraduate Degree of Law and International Relations at ANU

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

I’m deeply intrigued by the intersection between my two areas of study: law with international development and politics. I’m passionate about discovering how the fundamentals of public law, like representative democracy, the rule of law, separation of powers and judicial supervision, can be tailored to the culture, history and political system of different developing countries to build strong institutions and foster sustainable, long-term development and growth.

Interests & Passions

  • Comparative politics and foreign policy analysis
  • Persuasive public speaking
  • Grassroots community building in developing nations
  • Nurturing strong, genuine personal and professional relationships
  • Sustainable development

The best advise I’ve been given is to maintain a sense of humour and stay curious- it is astounding what an amused and intrigued mind can bring to a situation.


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