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Sebastian Hirst

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Sebastian Hirst

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

My passion lies in exposure to and immersion in the myriad of cultures, histories and political contexts that intersect within international relations. I aspire to a career that puts me in a position to explore international perspectives and gain international experiences and confidence. I hope to apply my own interests and passions in foreign perspectives and politics towards helping to bridge between cultures and in influencing policy within larger international society.


I am particularly interested in the influence that historical and political narratives have in shaping international relations, alongside the social dynamics behind international relations. I believe strongly in the strength of international connection and the opportunities it provides us to reflect on and embrace our own cultures, histories, and context on the international stage. There is great value in harnessing our identity in positive mutual exchange with others – whether through business and commercial opportunities, cultural exchange, or deepened international collaboration towards shared goals.


In my free time I enjoy reading, Japanese film, and suffering from afar as Tottenham Hotspur inevitably go spursy midway through a Premier League season.

Skills & Expertise

  • International politics
  • Cross-cultural exchange
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • Japanese language / history
  • British history / politics

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