George is a doctoral candidate in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University working on the topic Pacific Islands’ coalitions and diplomacy in climate change negotiations. George completed a Masters of Arts (International Relations with Honours) and a Masters of Diplomacy at the Australian National University under an Australian Awards scholarship, and subsequently received the Prime Minister’s Australia Pacific Award and the SSGM Pacific Scholar Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Victoria University of Wellington. George was formerly the Vice President of the ANU Postgraduate and Research Student Association, President of the ANU Pasifika Students Association, and is the Sub-Dean/Community Coordinator at Toad Hall. Prior coming to Australia from Samoa, he was the Political Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Apia. He is passionate and proud of all things Pacific, which he owes to eclectic background and upbringing of Samoan, Tuvaluan, i-Kiribati, Chinese and British ancestry.