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The winners of the Neil Archbold Travel Scholarship and Medal for 2009 have been announced.
They are young researchers Liza John and Sally Percival Wood. “Congratulations to both of them,” said Grant Michie, Executive Officer Higher Degrees by Research.
“This is a wonderful award to honour the memory of a great Deakin researcher.
“As we have already learned from the inaugural winners, Alison Carver and Ben Allardyce, the scholarship also makes a tremendous contribution to bringing on a new generation of Deakin researchers, something that was very important to Neil.”
As well as the medal, which is presented on graduation, the winners received $2500.
Sally Percival Wood is a PhD candidate working with Professor David Walker on the Asian-African Conference at Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955.
After the Geneva Conference in 1954, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the People’s Republic of China’s Premier Zhou Enlai signed the ‘five principles of peaceful co-existence’ agreement, otherwise known as Panchsheel.
The Bandung Conference the following year represented an opportunity for Asia’s two largest states to assert this independent foreign policy position as a ‘third way’ to peace at the height of the Cold War.
Sally’s interest in the Bandung Conference stems from her undergraduate studies which focussed on Asia and the postcolonial restructuring of the international system.
“It is an absolute honour and a thrill to win this scholarship,” she said.
“The timing is perfect as I am about to work on my draft so I will be heading off to the Asian-African Conference at Bandung in October, which will round out my thesis brilliantly.”