Melbourne student heading to G20 Summit in Washington DC
Six students were chosen from among hundreds of applicants to make up the Global Voices
G20 Australian Youth Delegation and receive a fully sponsored package to attend.
Mr Jamieson will have the chance to interact with youth delegates from other G20 countries
such as the United States, China and the United Kingdom. It is expected they will hear from
leaders such as US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Mr Jameson said he applied for this opportunity because it suited his ambitions,
studies and interests.
"Attending this summit will allow me to put my skills and knowledge of the world economy
into practice," he said.
Earlier this year, Mr Jameson and the Australian Youth Delegation met Prime Minister Julia
Gillard and Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
"The meeting was a thrill in itself. We told her about our research projects and our role at the
G20 Summit," he said.
Mr Jameson is preparing for the summit with a research fellowship. He will look into how
the aims of the G20 countries align with those of the World Bank.
He said his research benefitted from meeting with and learning from the Prime Minister's
G20 advisors, diplomats at the US embassy and leading academics such as Professor Peter
Drysdale from Australian National University.
Mr Jameson is looking forward to contributing to the production of the Youth's Summit report, which
will be distributed to world leaders.
"It's a chance to influence decisions on a world wide scale, and hopefully these leaders will
take into account our opinions and negotiations," he said.
Greg Dimopoulos, the delegation coordinator from Global Voices, emphasised the value of
this trip for the young delegates.
"This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for Mr Jameson," he said.