Our global network of student affiliates spans +12 countries, across 4 continents, and includes Rhodes, Marshall and Commonwealth scholars, and leaders in the fields of policy, economics, business, military, and political realms.
Alumni & Scholarship Recipients
Jane Hutchings - Canada
Lord Ismay Scholarship recipient 2022 & Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford
Jane Hutchings is the recipient of the Lord Ismay Scholarship for the 2022 iteration of the Oxford Summer Programme on International Affairs. Jane is an incoming Rhodes Scholar attending the University of Oxford to pursue a Masters in Public Policy (MPP). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University which she attended as a D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholar. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Jane is interested in rural development, sustainability, and economic resilience for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In partnership with Smith’s Community Revitalization Research Program and Mitacs, Jane researched community custodianship focused on Tilting, Newfoundland and Labrador. Jane currently works as an analyst with Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice working within Mergers & Acquisitions and aspires to be an economic diplomat for the Government of Canada, and an elected official.
Juxhina Sotiri Gjoni - Albania
Dwight D. Eisenhower Scholarship recipient 2022
Juxhina Sotiri Gjoni serves as the President of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association, and as ex officio board member of the Atlantic Treaty Association. The Association is an organization of 37 national members that, since 1954, has been conducting analyses, training, education, and information activities on foreign affairs and security issues relevant to NATO. Juxhina graduated from the State University of Tirana with a BA in Political Science, and later received a Masters of Science in Strategic Studies, as well as a Masters of Science in International Law from the European University of Tirana. She subsequently taught at the EUT as an assistant professor of International Relations. She was a founding member of the Atlantic Council of Albania in 2010. For the past five years she has served as Director of the Department of Human Resources at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Albania. Juxhina was also the VP for Public Diplomacy of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association from 2013-2014, as well VP for Communications from 2018-2020.
Andrew Bresnahan - Canada
Lester B. Pearson Scholarship recipient 2022
Andrew Bresnahan (MD, MSc, MPH, FRCGS) is the recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship for Canadian students, for the 2022 iteration of the Oxford Summer Programme on International Affairs. Dr. Andrew Bresnahan is Director of Circumpolar Affairs at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and reads International Affairs at King’s College London. A Research Scientist and Advisor with the Government of Canada, Andrew is committed to improving Inuit-Crown relations and diplomacy with Canada's Nordic and North Atlantic neighbours, in pursuit of a stronger alliance of democracies. NAADSN convenes regular discussions between academic, security, and defence staff at Canada’s Joint Task Force North, USNORTHCOM, UK Ministry of Defence, the Royal Danish Defence College, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, and NATO. Andrew was born in Nunatsiavut, the Inuit homeland on the north coast of Labrador, and now lives with his family in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
Claire MacLeod - USA
University of Oxford Campus Coordinator
Claire MacLeod is a graduate of the Forum's various policy trips and workshops offered at the University of Oxford campus. She now serves as Programmes & Academic Affairs Coordinator at the Forum, where she assists with the day-to-day programming of Campus events and lectures, as well as the Oxford Summer Programme. She is an incoming DPhil (PhD) candidate at the University of Oxford, Department of Education. Claire previously studied at Jesus College, Oxford, and at the University of St. Andrews. Her interests lie in education policy, as well as digital marketing, EdTech, and the ethics of data. Claire is interested in cutting edge educational programmes which merge policy praxis and academic theory. In a previous life, she trained as a historian of 17th century France. Her background in early modern diplomacy (Thirty Years War, the geopolitical thought of Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin) shaped her interests in historical/ continental influences on 20th and 21st century European and American diplomatic thought.
Ethan Chetty - South Africa
Ethan Chetty received a major scholarship for the 2018 iteration of the Oxford Summer Programme on International Affairs. He now studies as a Fulbright Scholar (2021-22) in the United States, where he is pursuing his Master of Laws, LLM, from the Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Ethan has worked as a judicial law clerk for justice at the Supreme Court of Appeals in South Africa. Previously, Ethan was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist for the province of South Africa. Ethan has been active in foreign policy topics throughout his career and participated in the the Oxford Summer Programme, "Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, and Geopolitics in the New Populist Era".
Kateryna Dyshantyuk - Germany
Kateryna received a major scholarship for the inaugural iteration of the Oxford Summer Programme on International Affairs. She served as the President of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) – the world’s largest representation of political science students and young academics. She is completing her BA in Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Bremen with specializations in Ethics and Political Philosophy. Her thesis focuses on Humanitarian Interventions and Just War Theory. Kateryna has also studied at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, worked at the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation in Kiev, and participated in academic conferences through the ECPR, IPSA, and the Model ASEM. She is fluent in German, English, Ukrainian and Russian, as well as proficient in French. Kateryna participated in the inaugural Oxford Summer Programme on International Affairs, “Challenges for the Transatlantic Community in the Era of President Trump,” July 3 – July 7th, 2017.
“The Marshall Brief was incredible. We prepared and presented a report on cyber-terrorism before a high-ranking expert at NATO. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected to do this as a 23-year-old, just beginning my career in policy work.”