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Suvanga Parajuli awarded Ralph Feltham Diplomatic Studies Prize 2024

June 28, 2024

Congratulations to Kellogg student Suvanga Parajuli (MSt Diplomatic Studies, 2023) on winning the 2024 Ralph Feltham Prize from the Diplomatic Studies Programme.

The prize is annually awarded in honour of Ralph Feltham, the founding Director of the Foreign Service Programme (the forerunner of the Diplomatic Studies Programme). The prize is given to the student who, in the course of a particular academic year, “best embodies the diplomatic spirit of the programme”.

Suvanga is a career diplomat from Nepal, currently on a sabbatical as a Chevening Scholar and reading for the MSt in Diplomatic Studies. As a part of his programme, he has studied diplomatic practice, public international law, international politics, and international trade and finance. For his dissertation, Suvanga is researching the prestige motivation of civilizational states.

Suvanga was keen to express his thanks to those who enriched his learning and time at Oxford, including the members of his cohort, who came from such diverse professional and academic backgrounds, and Kellogg, which he found to be a very accessible and welcoming home for the duration of his studies, including for his little daughter Gargi.

I feel honoured to receive this award. I thank Dr Yolanda Kemp Spies, Director of the Programme, and my lecturers, tutors, and programme staff who enriched my learning. I also express my gratitude to Mrs. Henriette Feltham, who along with her late husband had bequeathed the funds for the honorarium.

Find out more about the Diplomatic Studies MSt programme at Oxford.