Australia at large, 2014.
Current Place of Residence: The University of Melbourne and Monash University
University: Master of International Relations (2012) / Bachelor of Global Arts (2011)
Other Information: Thom graduated in 2012 as a Master of International Relations having written a previous honours thesis on Australia’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council. Thom is the founder of Australia’s first non-partisan think-tank for young people called Left Right Think-Tank, and another organisation called Global Voices which provides opportunities for young Australians to be heard at international forums such as the G20. In 2009 he was recognised as the Young Victorian of the Year for his efforts. Currently he works for a diplomatic advisory firm that assists marginalised groups with their foreign policy and is an Associate Fellow with the Asia Society. For relaxation, Thom runs competitively, enjoys travelling and is in the process of obtaining a Private Pilot’s License. In the long term, Thom aspires to help forge a healthier balance between values and interests in Australia’s foreign policy, and look at ways diplomacy itself can be reformed.