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  • Aliona Kachkan

    Aliona Kachkan

    Aliona is a MA graduate in European Studies and intern at European Journalism Centre
  • Andria Merabishvili

    Andria Merabishvili

    Andria Merabishvili contributes to Ukraine and International Relations.
  • Angelina Biriukova

    Angelina Biriukova

    Angelina is a MA in European Studies (Aarhus University) and intern in the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN (New York)
  • Anna Stepanowa

    Anna Stepanowa

    Anna holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Master's Degree in International Law from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
  • Anton Boltochko

    Anton Boltochko

    Anton is a PhD candidate at Belarusian State University and economics expert at Liberal Club
  • Bohdan Kit

    Bohdan Kit

    Bohdan is a graduate student of International law department at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He has acquired extensive experience of multinational cooperation being an exchange student in the USA and taking part in various international competitions. He is more than eager to analyze the present-day Europe.
  • Christina Parandii

    Christina Parandii

    Christina Parandii is a student of the Political Science department at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She is a member of European Youth Parliament-Ukraine and has an experience of NGOs and think-tank activities. Her major interests include international relationships, security studies, social movements and political parties.
  • Daniel Surgeon

    Daniel Surgeon

    Daniel Surgeon has graduated from the University of Nottingham and the University of Maastricht and is a contributor to
  • Dmitriy Piskunov

    Dmitriy Piskunov

    Dmitriy Piskunov is the Riga Graduate School of Law graduate and a member of Joint Mobile Group, which is a special branch of Russian Committee Against Torture
  • Elene Panchulidze

    Elene Panchulidze

    PHD student at Caucasus University, holding Masters degree in Diplomacy and International Politics (MADIP) and Bachelor degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University.
  • Gaelle Le Pavic

    Gaelle Le Pavic

    Gaelle holds BA in history and political sciences from Sorbonne University. She is finishing a joint Master program in EU studies, was a trainee at the EU delegation to Ukraine and is currently at the EU delegation to Moldova
  • Givi Gigitashvili

    Givi Gigitashvili

    Givi Gigitashvili holds the BA degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University and is currently enrolled in MA Programme in the EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia. The areas of his expertise comprise international politics, Russian foreign policy, the EU-Russia relations and Eastern Partnership.
  • Iaroslav Denysenko

    Iaroslav Denysenko

    Iaroslav is a University of Warsaw graduate in East European Studies, Victor Pinchuk Foundation fellow, Scholarship Holder "Zavtra.UA", and blogger
  • Ievgen Kuznetsov

    Ievgen Kuznetsov

    Ievgen Kuznetsov is studying towards European Studies (Aarhus University) and is interested in international politics, Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership. Also manages his own online scientific website at
  • Ita Angoni

    Ita Angoni

    Ita Angoni is a MSc in Environmental Biology. She wants to contribute to raising awareness about keeping our environment healthy for this generation and generations to come
  • Kateryna Krylova

    Kateryna Krylova

    Katerina is a Maastricht University graduate in international relations and Intern at Freedom House (USA)
  • Kiryll Atamanchyk

    Kiryll Atamanchyk

    Kiryll is a MA graduate in Historic and Cultural Heritage (European Humanities University, Vilnius), civil activist, political essayist and blogger
  • Levan Natroshvili

    Levan Natroshvili

    Levan Natroshvili holds MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce from the University of Kentucky, as well as, BA and MA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. Levan is a Program Manager at Transparency International Georgia and leads projects related to elections monitoring, economic studies, civil service reform and monitoring of public procurement system. Prior to that he worked at the parliament of Georgia and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Levan also teaches economics at two Georgian universities. He also writes analytical articles on economic and foreign policy issues for various magazines.
  • M. Efe Oguzoglu

    M. Efe Oguzoglu

    M. Efe Oguzoglu was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. Obtained his bachelor degree on Global and International Affairs from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and Binghamton University, USA. Currently, studies European Studies and International Relations on master level at Maastricht University, Netherlands.
  • Maria Arseniuk

    Maria Arseniuk

    Born in Kyiv, Maria divides her time between Ukraine and Canada. She holds a MA in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from Carleton University as well as a MA in Feminist and Gender Studies from the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include sites of social justice, grassroots activism and gendered participation and representation.
  • Mariya Chaplya

    Mariya Chaplya

    Mariya is a third-year law student at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. She is a member of ELSA and a frequenter at various lectures on international law and public policy
  • Mark McQuay

    Mark McQuay

    Mark McQuay is a recent MA graduate in International Relations from Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. He previously gained a BA in the UK at the University of Nottingham, and spent a year studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain and Ljubljana, Slovenia. His areas of academic interest include the Western Balkans and EU enlargement and neighbourhood policy.
  • Mirgeta Hajdari

    Mirgeta Hajdari

    Born in Kosovo, but raised in Germany. Mirgeta Hajdari is a Master student of European Studies at the Maastricht University. She has recently graduated from the Bachelor programme in Political Sciences and English Studies at the Heinrich-Heine Düsseldorf University. She spent half a year at the University of Reading studying International Relations and Politics. Her studies focuses on Kosovo-related issues.
  • Mustafa Uludağ

    Mustafa Uludağ

    Mustafa is a MA graduate in European Studies (Maastricht University) and holds a BA in International Relations from Middle East Technical University
  • Radovan Mačuga

    Radovan Mačuga

    Born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia. Radovan obtained BA degree in Political Science and International Relations at Charles University, Prague. Currently, he is student of MA programme European Studies with focus on International Relations at Maastricht University. His venues of interests lie in fields of international relations, energy, geopolitics, Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Roman Cybriwsky

    Roman Cybriwsky

    Roman Adrian Cybriwsky is a Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, USA, and former Fulbright Scholar, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. His book "City of Domes and Demons: Kyiv, Ukraine from the Collapse of Socialism to the Mass Uprisings of 2013-2014" will be printed soon.
  • Serhii Bochkarov

    Serhii Bochkarov

    Serhii is a student of the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Department of Political Studies. He was born in Ukrainian-Russian family in Chisināu, Republic of Moldova. He has been living in Kyiv for around 10 years.
  • Tamar Todria

    Tamar Todria

    Tamar is a graduate from the Institute for European Studies's (IES TSU) Interdisciplinary English language proramme and holds MA degree in European Studies. She also went to Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University's Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, and was awarded a BA degree in International Relations
  • Taras Chmeruk

    Taras Chmeruk

    Taras holds the Master of Economy degree from the Kyiv National Economic University. Currently, he is a Deputy Head of International Financial Reporting Standards team of Ukrsibbank, BNP Paribas Group, Ukraine.
  • Tatia Dolidze

    Tatia Dolidze

    Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations. Former research assistant at CEPS think tank (Brussels), holding Masters degree (cum laude) from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, now PhD candidate in European Studies, IES, TSU, Georgia.
  • Victor E. Thompson-Mas

    Victor E. Thompson-Mas

    Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Juris Doctor at the University of Puerto Rico. Worked for ten years in the territorial Legislative Assembly. Fields of interest include postcolonial studies, european integration process, human rights, democratization and the fight against corruption.
  • Virginijus Sinkevičius

    Virginijus Sinkevičius

    Virginijus is a Research Associate at Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
  • Yauheni Preiherman

    Yauheni Preiherman

    Yauheni Preiherman holds MA in European Politics from Sussex University. He currently works as a policy director at PA Discussion and Analitycal Society "Liberal Club" (Minsk) and as an analyst at the Centre for Transition Studies (London).
  • Zurab Iashvili

    Zurab Iashvili

    Zurab Iashvili is a ASCN Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. Back in Georgia, he is a Researcher at the College of Arts and Sciences and a lecturer in Politics at Ilia State University. He has earned his Master’s degree in International Relations from Ilia State University and studied European Integration and Development at Free University Brussels.