The upcoming conference in London, to be co-hosted by David Cameron and the Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on May 7th, marks a new beginning in terms of Somalia’s relationship with the international world. This and the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting last week, where Somalia was a key issue on the agenda, as well as recent recognition of the Somali government by the IMF, can only provide hope and inspiration … The conflict chain is beginning to break: It is time for a stable Somalia
The following is a guest post by Cal Viney. Cal is the 2012/13 Chevening Scholar from Australia. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. in Public Law (focused specifically on Constitutional Law and Theory) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Cal is an Australian Lawyer and progressive political activist in the Australian Labor Party. Welcome to Heathrow. Rain. Welcome to the London School of Economics and Political Science. … Getting to Know the Home of Australia’s Head of State
This months Chevening Conversations blog entry is by Malaysian Chevening Scholar King Chai. Marcus was right – I should’ve taken more time to write for the (I presume) now-defunct Kopi Kluang ‘Weekly’ Column on LoyarBurok.com. As I was packing my things to leave for Kent to celebrate Christmas with my ‘parents-away-from-home’, it suddenly hit me that one third of my journey here in the United Kingdom to pursue my Master’s … A Re-Education Process: My Chevening Experience So Far
Our latest blog entry is by 2012 Chevening scholar Bogolo Kenewendo. Bogolo is from Botswana and is studying for an MSc in International Economics at the University of Sussex. Just thinking about it gives me a certain kind of rush, I feel chills down my spine and I get really excited. The Chevening scholarship applications are now open! A year ago, I waited anxiously for this moment, for the day I could raise my hand and … Chevening Scholarships: A journey to a thousand miles begins with one step…..
Our latest Chevening Conversations blog is by new 2012 Chevening Scholar Meg Lawson. Meg is studying International Peace and Security at King’s College London. Strolling past Big Ben. Studying in the same buildings as Desmond Tutu. Enjoying a ‘cuppa’ in the original Twinings shop. And never leaving your flat without an umbrella. It’s all in a day for a student in London. Greetings from Britain’s capital city! My name is … When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.
Our latest blog entry is by 2009 Chevening Scholar Erick Kowa, who shares his Chevening Experience with us. Erick is from Papua New Guinea and he studied for a Masters degree in Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. The prestigious Chevening Scholarship was a tremendous experience that propelled me onto a new level in my career. Studying in the UK during an election year, meeting many new scholars … Join Chevening, make the climb, leave behind a legacy…see you when you get there!
Our latest Chevening Conversations blog has an Olympic theme as Filipino Chevening Scholar Benedict Carandang tells us about how he was selected as a performer for the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony. Now that the London 2012 Olympic Games have sadly ended, I would like to share with you my amazing journey as one of the volunteer performers of the greatest show on Earth and how the organisers of the Opening Ceremony transformed me from being an ordinary … A Chevening Scholar performing at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony!
Our latest Chevening Conversations blog entry is by Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner in India. Mike tells us about when he met two successful Chevening Scholars, Girija Vaidyanathan and Shaffi Mather as part of his work, demonstrating the impact winning a Chevening Scholarship can have. I visited Trivandrum and Kochi on 21-23 May for a series of meetings with the Government of Kerala, as well as UK and Indian businesses and higher education institutes. My first morning was spent … The impact winning a Chevening Scholarship can have
Benedict Carandang is a Chevening Scholar from the Philippines pursuing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Westminster. He currently resides at Goodenough College located in Bloomsbury, London. In our latest blog Benedict tells us about the time he met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. The Diamond Jubilee is coming up, and preparations for this huge celebration are well underway. This is a special milestone in … Chevening Scholars meeting Her Majesty the Queen
Our latest Chevening Conversations blog is by Iraqi scholar Seja Majeed. Seja studied law at Brunel University in 2009/10. Iraq, my homeland, or is it? Yes my parents are Iraqi, thus by default I am also Iraqi. But isn’t there more to one’s identity then simply deriving your parents genes. Just like ‘relationships,’ is it not right to expect a person to have a form of attachment to a country, one … Iraq, My Homeland, Or So I’m Told