"I really enjoyed the chats I had with SDSC faculty and students, which allowed me to learn from different perspectives and exchange ideas. I am grateful for the kind hospitality of the GRADNAS coordinating team as well as my fellow PhD colleagues who offered their assistance with various aspects of my short stay at ANU."
"The exchange was incredibly helpful. It provided a wonderful platform to exchange cutting-edge research on critical East Asian security issues. It showcased the diversity of research approaches with the unifying theme of conceptual rigor and methodological innovation. Participants were intellectually generous, engaging and provoking, and I got a lot of insightful comments on my working project."
"The biggest challenge that I grappled with was the question of how I could present my thesis as something worth attention by the Gradnas participants who did not necessarily have as keen an interest in Japan as I did. I appreciated the opportunity to face that key issue by actively engaging with diverse scholars of the Gradnas community and learning from good examples of how other presenters dealt with this question."