Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service
CLASS YEAR: 2024
DISCIPLINE: Master's in International Affairs
Robert Livingston is pursuing a Master of International Affairs degree from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University with concentrations in International Politics & Grand Strategy and American Diplomacy & Foreign Policy. He also will be pursuing a regional focus on China. Robert studied Asian Cultures and Languages (Chinese) and Taiwan Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated magna cum laude, with Honors, and as a Presidential Scholar. During his undergraduate career, Robert also excelled athletically, earning All-Conference Honors for Longhorn Wrestling, and was an active member of the Austin community, volunteering in hospice and as the founder, president, and coach of a student athletic organization. Upon graduation, Robert was awarded a scholarship from the government of Taiwan to study Mandarin intensively for a year in Taipei at the world-renowned Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University. After completing his language studies, Robert was awarded a second scholarship from the Taiwanese government to study political science. Hailing from the US-Mexico border and having lived in China or Taiwan for a total of eight years, Robert speaks Spanish and Mandarin at advanced levels. Robert previously worked as an editor and journalist covering current events, business, and culture in Beijing, China.