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Jay Davies

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Jay Davies

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

I began studying Japanese 9 years ago, and was inspired from that point on to become more linguistically enlightened, as less dependant on the dominance of English. I have savoured the process of expanding my slowly improving ability to speak Japanese, and have also been studying Arabic for four years now.

 

Aside from languages, I am in my 4th year of a Public Policy Degree, and am very interested in the approaches of our Asian neighbours to policy design and the societal principles that inform them, how they are different to western approaches and how we can learn from the region. I am very excited to learn more about this, and improve my Japanese fluency, thanks to the opportunity provided by this scholarship.

Skills & Expertise

  • Public policy
  • Australian political history
  • Applied ethics
  • Japanese linguistic history
  • Western art history

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