SUSAN & ISAAC WAKIL FOUNDATION JOHN MONASH SCHOLAR
Stephen has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of International Business from Bond University and a Master of International Affairs from the ANU. In 2015 Stephen held an appointment as a Congressional Fellow in the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program in Washington D.C., as the only Australian in the program, and as a Visiting Researcher and Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University. Stephen has also worked in the Office of Trade Negotiations, DFAT, and prior to that was a diplomat at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He has been Associate to The Hon Justice John Dowsett AM QC of the Federal Court and a researcher at the Tim Fischer Centre on Global Trade and Finance. Stephen is studying for an LLM and MPA at Columbia University in international economic law and policy. Stephen hopes to enhance Australia’s position with respect to finance policy and trade in services.