International House Fellows Lunch
15 November 2012
On the 28th of October, International House announced its newest fellow, Michael Hwang, at the International House Annual Fellows Lunch.
Michael Hwang, a Senior Counsel of the Bar of Singapore, is Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, having served in that position since 2010. After receiving his legal education, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at Oxford University, he taught law to undergraduates at the University of Sydney. While in Sydney, he resided at International House, joining the first cohort of students in 1967. He later became the first chairman of the International House Members' Association.
The speech he gave during the lunch described his relationship with the House. He recounted 1967 as a year to treasure in many ways. He said, especially coming from a primarily monastic background, his experience at International House helped him learn from Australians and other international students about their history. His mention of the friends he made at IH was apt as many of them were present at the lunch, happily corroborating his stories and telling a few of their own.
All in all, it was a thoroughly successful (and delicious) lunch. We thank Michael Hwang for accepting the honour of being an IH fellow and for his brilliant and humorous speech.