Mason Ji, a senior majoring in Global Affairs, is among the 32 chosen for the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship. His senior thesis focuses on East-West dialogue and dispute resolution. He has interned at the White House and for one of China’s largest law firms and is a competitive table tennis player in the U.S. and China.

Rhodes Scholarships, which are among the most prestigious awards for international study, were created in 1902 at the bequest of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. The award provides all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England to those students who best exemplify “academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness and leadership potential.”