The ACYD congratulates this year’s University of Sydney China Studies Centre Fellow:
Yun Liu is an incoming student of Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), which is based in Washington, D.C. Yun’s strong interest in international affairs and unique international experiences have been demonstrated through her diverse working experiences in both Australia and China. She previously interned at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, where she assisted in conducting research and preparing international workshops for the East Asian Program. She also worked in the Office of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney as a project assistant, and successfully coordinating and implementing over 15 high-level leadership training programs from Asia-Pacific. Yun has also interned at China Radio International, the most prominent international radio company in China. The internship provided her the opportunity to look at international affairs from a media angle.
Yun graduated from the University of Sydney in April 2013 with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of International and Global Studies, majoring in Government and International Relations, and Economics. During her Honours year, she completed a 19,000-word thesis on Taiwan’s changing economic policymaking towards China Mainland. Her outstanding academic record has brought her many awards, including the 2009 International Merit Scholarship and the 2010 Academic Merit Prize. As a Chinese student in Australia, Yun has devoted herself to promoting cross-cultural exchange in her capacity as the International Student Intern at the University of Sydney Union. In 2012, she was awarded a University of Sydney Union Blue Award for her outstanding contribution to the student community. She is also a finalist of the University of Sydney Graduate Medal.
Yun hopes to work in an international organisation in the future, where she can continue promote mutual understanding and consensus building for China and the rest of the world.
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