The Routledge-Round Table Commonwealth Studentship Award will be made from 2009 on-wards, in celebration of the publisher’s continuing association with The Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, and the journal’s connection with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
The award is open to students from Commonwealth countries outside the United Kingdom, who have been accepted by the Institute for the MA course in Understanding and Securing Human Rights.
2015 Winner – Minah Ahn
The winner of the Routledge/ Round Table Award for 2015 was Minah Ahn from Canada. As a result, Minah is now pursuing an MA in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the University of London. In addition to the bursary provided by Routledge/ Round Table, currently worth £12,000 annually, the Institute also offers the successful candidate a 50% fee waiver.
Minah Ahn was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She moved to Toronto to pursue her undergraduate studies in International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto, St Michael’s College. Her research interests include human rights, international law and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). To intersect these research interests, her recent project examined NGOs working on legal issues concerning the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. During her time studying human rights at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, she hopes to develop the tools necessary to pursue a profession in the civil liberties sector. In addition, she is looking forward to the small interactive class settings and working with human rights NGOs in London, which will allow for a highly relevant British and European exposure to human rights.