Congratulations to John Melville, 2016 recipient of Walter Roberts Award

John Melville
April 08, 2016

Each year, the Walter Roberts Endowment grants one student in the Global Communication M.A. program $1,000 for accomplishments in public diplomacy-related work and future career aspirations in the field of public diplomacy. This year, the Endowment is pleased to award John Melville, a second-year student, as the recipient of the Walter Roberts Award for Public Diplomacy Studies

John joins a distinguished cadre of Global Communication alumnae who emulate the teachings they received in public diplomacy while at GW and in their careers as public diplomacy professionals. A second year Master’s student in the Global Communications program, he also works as the speechwriter to the Ambassador at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea where he helps communicate, advocate, and explain South Korean policies to American audiences.

After graduation, he hopes to either become a Public Diplomacy Officer in the US Department of State or continue his career in international speechwriting and strategic communications.

Congratulations, John! Read more about John.