Ronan Farrow, the biological son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars representing the United States, as announced by the Rhodes Trust over the weekend.
Farrow, 23, graduated from Yale Law School and works as a State Department special adviser on global youth issues.
Farrow, a former child prodigy, graduated with double majors in philosophy and biology from Bard College in 2004. He was the college’s youngest graduate at age 15.
He graduated from Yale Law School in 2009, where he edited the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He is currently Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues, and before that was Special Advisor for Humanitarian and NGO Affairs. Farrow has also worked on several charitable causes, serving as a UNICEF spokesperson from in 2001 through 2009.
Ronan Farrow was at the center of a high-profile custody battle when his parents divorced after it was revealed that Allen was in a relationship with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. Ronan and his father had a very public falling out, and were not on speaking terms.
Since 1902, Rhodes Scholarships have been provide all-expense paid trips for two to three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. At Oxford, Farrow plans to do a Doctor of Philosophy in international development.