Executive Committee

The IAPSS Executive Committee, also known as ExCom, is the executing organ of the Association. It consists of the IAPSS President and six regular members who lead one department each (Events, Congress Management, Academics, Public Relations / International Cooperation, Financial Administration, Secretary-General / Membership Administration). A number of IAPSS Coordinators work in each department, directed by a member of the Executive Committee.

The board is led by the President who chairs all sessions and represents the Association both internally and externally. One member of the Executive Committe is appointed as Vice-President, permanently representing the President in case of absence.

Besides implementing the resolutions and decisions taken by the General Assembly, the board carries out the portfolio and annual agenda of IAPSS – comprising all events, publications, projects and membership services. The Executive Committee is elected at the annual IAPSS World Congress for a one-year mandate (running from the 1st of June until the 31st of May of the following year).


Jannick Burggraaff

Honorary Member
jannick@iapss.org

Jannick was born in Heerlen, in the south of the Netherlands. He got his Bachelor's degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, he lives in Copenhagen (Denmark) where he studies Security Risk Management. His core interests are international security, defense policy, and energy policy. Jannick is fluent in Dutch and English and speaks German well. He is learning Russian and Danish. Jannick had been Study Trip Coordinator in IAPSS for a year, before becoming Head of the Events Department in April 2014 and Head of Congress Management in October 2014. From June 2015 to May 2016 he was the President of IAPSS.

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Jannick Burggraaff

Jannick Burggraaff

Honorary Member

Riina Bhatia

Vice-President and Head of International Cooperation & Public Relations
international@iapss.org

Riina is a 22 year old, second year International Relations student in the University of Turku. Through out her life she has traveled the world and gained many experiences of different cultures. She lived a year in the United States of America when she attended high school. Next semester she will be starting her studies at the University of Granada, in Spain. She has been actively involved in different kinds of association tasks, including event management and a current presidency in the Young Federalists of Turku. She has also taken part in many of the study trips as well as other events organised by IAPSS. Her research interests includes peace and conflict studies, human rights issues and international law. She is currently studying International Relations as her major, and Contemporary History and International Law as her minors. She speaks fluent Finnish and English. She is also proficient in Swedish and Spanish. She also has a fair understanding of Punjab, through her father.

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Riina Bhatia

Riina Bhatia

Vice-President and Head of International Cooperation & Public Relations

Maren Backbier

Treasurer Coordinator
finances@iapss.org

Maren was born in Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. Currently, she is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, with a specialization in International Relations and European Politics. She is particularly interested in international security, human rights issues and the role of the European Union in the international system. She previously worked as the treasurer in the organization of the IAPSS Autumn Convention 2014 in Nijmegen. As of November 2015 she is the Treasurer of IAPSS.

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Maren Backbier

Maren Backbier

Treasurer Coordinator

Anna-Lisa Wirth

Secretary General
secgen@iapss.org

Anna-Lisa is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights at Malmö University, Sweden. Currently, she is doing an Erasmus at Sciences Po Grenoble, France. Apart from international law, she is highly interested in feminism and other related topics like ecology. Furthermore, Anna-Lisa has volunteered with different organisations like Rotaract International and engaged in on campus projects like cofounding a debate club. One of her most important leisure time activities are MUNs (Model United Nations). She so far participated in six conferences, two of them as chair. Anna-Lisa interned at Open Skåne, Malmö, an NGO working towards improving social cohesion in Southern Sweden. As she originates from Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, her mother tongue is German. Additionally, she speaks fluent English, owed to a one year exchange to the Irish West Coast, and some Swedish, acquired while studying. Now, she is seeking to improve her French and Classical Arabic.

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Anna-Lisa Wirth

Anna-Lisa Wirth

Secretary General

Vit Simral

Head of the Academic Department
academic@iapss.org

Vit was born near Prague, Czech Republic, graduated from the Masaryk University in Brno (Humanities, Political Science), University of Leicester (Law) and the Charles University in Prague (Historical Sociology). He continues his studies in PhD programmes at the IMT Lucca, Masaryk University and the Charles University. Currently, he divides his time between Prague and Vienna, researching the past and present of political finances in Central Europe and enjoying the varieties of the region’s cuisine.

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Vit Simral

Vit Simral

Head of the Academic Department

Filipa Brandao

Head of Autumn Convention & Summer School 2015
summerschool@iapss.org; winterschool@iapss.org

Born in Leiria, a small town in central Portugal, Filipa completed her BA in International Relations at  the University of Coimbra. Soon after she completed her MSc in International Security, she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, which aims to understand the discursive politics surrounding recovery processes in post-catastrophe scenarios. Her interests in political philosophy, post-political discourses, resilience studies, art, and architecture have guided her recent work.

Filipa has always been involved in different student organizations, and currently is also a member of the IAPSS Academic Think Tank. She is always looking for a new challenge and project, as well as opportunities to better herself and grow.

Other than that, she is an avid fan of fiction novels and a true foodie. She speaks Portuguese and English fluently and is looking to improve her French, Spanish and Classical Arabic.

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Filipa Brandao

Filipa Brandao

Head of Autumn Convention & Summer School 2015

The Supervisory Committee, also known as SupCom, is the main monitoring organ of IAPSS. It supervises the work of the Executive Committee and overviews the proper implementation of the financial agenda of the association and the resolutions taken by the General Assembly.

The Supervisory Committee reports directly to the General Assembly and can recommend actions in case violation of the statutes. Elected for a one-year mandate at the annual IAPSS World Congress, it composes of max. three members.

Jannick Burggraaff

Honorary Member
jannick@iapss.org

Jannick was born in Heerlen, in the south of the Netherlands. He got his Bachelor's degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, he lives in Copenhagen (Denmark) where he studies Security Risk Management. His core interests are international security, defense policy, and energy policy. Jannick is fluent in Dutch and English and speaks German well. He is learning Russian and Danish. Jannick had been Study Trip Coordinator in IAPSS for a year, before becoming Head of the Events Department in April 2014 and Head of Congress Management in October 2014. From June 2015 to May 2016 he was the President of IAPSS.

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Jannick Burggraaff

Jannick Burggraaff

Honorary Member

Thomas Linders

Member
supcom@iapss.org

Thomas is currently enrolled in a master of international relations at Radboud University Nijmegen and is thus closely associated with the maintenance of the IAPSS Head Office, which is located at his university. Having been in the board of ismus several years ago, he is currently in the last stages of his studies. Additionally, he has lived in Brussels and Belgrade for internships and did practical coursework in UN diplomacy. His involvement in IAPSS started when he undertook the efforts to relocate the IAPSS Head Office from Ljubljana to Nijmegen. Initially serving as Head of Events, Thomas currently serves as Secretary-General, his main tasks are maintenance and expansion of the network, preparations of the General Assembly and is the primary contact for all members. He is fluent in Dutch and English, proficient in German and French and speaks limited Serbo-Croatian.

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Thomas Linders

Thomas Linders

Member

Reint-Jan Groot Nuelend

Member
supcom@iapss.org

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Reint-Jan grew up in the east of the Netherlands but moved last year to Sweden, where he is a Masters Student in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. This spring he is writing his master thesis on the link between separatist movements and the outbreak of conflict. Moreover, he is enrolled in an internship at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Reint-Jan holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in International Relations, both from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. One of his fields of interest is to assess the influence of global trends - like power shifts and economic globalization - on policy aspects. This was an important part of his  previous internship at the Strategy Advisory Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. He speaks Dutch, English, French, German and basic Swedish. In addition to taking care of a healthy financial climate within IAPSS, his focus is on making it for every political science student financially possible to share academic knowledge and experiences in-person with other students of political science from across the globe.</span></p>

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Reint-Jan Groot Nuelend

Reint-Jan Groot Nuelend

Member

Riina Bhatia

Vice-President and Head of International Cooperation & Public Relations
international@iapss.org

Riina is a 22 year old, second year International Relations student in the University of Turku. Through out her life she has traveled the world and gained many experiences of different cultures. She lived a year in the United States of America when she attended high school. Next semester she will be starting her studies at the University of Granada, in Spain. She has been actively involved in different kinds of association tasks, including event management and a current presidency in the Young Federalists of Turku. She has also taken part in many of the study trips as well as other events organised by IAPSS. Her research interests includes peace and conflict studies, human rights issues and international law. She is currently studying International Relations as her major, and Contemporary History and International Law as her minors. She speaks fluent Finnish and English. She is also proficient in Swedish and Spanish. She also has a fair understanding of Punjab, through her father.

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Riina Bhatia

Riina Bhatia

Vice-President and Head of International Cooperation & Public Relations

Ariane Bouf

Author
Ariane holds a bachelor in American and British studies from Paris West University, a Master 1 in International studies from Sorbonne Nouvelle University and a Master 2 in International Relations from ICES. During her studies she was an exchange student in the United States and in Taiwan. She has interned at the French Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kuala Lumpur as a translation assistant. Her research focus is centered upon the United States’ foreign policy in Southeast Asia as well as security issues in Europe. One of her Master thesis focused on the arms sales between Taiwan and the United States. Ariane was also the Conference Program Coordinator in charge of Speakers for IAPSS’ 2017 World Congress in Budapest. Today, she works as a Customer Service Executive at International SOS. She would like to pursue a career in geopolitical analysis in France or abroad.
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Ariane Bouf

Ariane Bouf

Author

Ian Fleming

Author

Ian Fleming holds an Honors degree in Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from the University of South Africa. He recently completed a Masters of Arts in International Politics in January 2018, with a focus on the North Korea nuclear issue. In the MA dissertation, he analyzed how time delay tactics in nuclear negotiations create an environment conducive for entrapment especially for the stronger parties. Ian has researched on the Israeli/Palestine conflict negotiations and the security matters. His areas of interest include nuclear proliferation, the conduct of negotiations, the role of power in diplomatic negotiations, terrorism and the influence of social media on International and national politics.

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Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Author

Jasmina Eminic

Author

Jasmina Eminic is an MA student in International Business Economics at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. She graduated in International Relations from the Faculty of Social Sciences of University of Ljubljana and is currently doing an Erasmus exchange at Berlin School of Economics and Law. Her interests include international relations, foreign policy, peace and security, human rights, international political economy and gender studies. She is fluent in English and Bosnian, has good knowledge of Spanish language and is currently learning German. In her free time, Jasmina is a big fitness enthusiast, passionate TV series fan and music lover.

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Jasmina Eminic

Jasmina Eminic

Author

Valentina Dotto

Author

Valentina is a Ph.D. researcher in Law at Birmingham City University. Her research involves the study of the Public Trust Doctrine in the context of Environmental Law. Her research aims to tie the doctrine of Public Trust to States Constitutions. To identify where constitutional provisions came from and investigate how they came to be adopted by the States and, to enquire, where there is not a constitutional provision in place, on what kind of litigation strategies it is possible to adopt. Prior to her Ph.D. Valentina did a Master at Lund University specialising in Asian Politics, Policy and Economics and held the position of Consulting Researcher and Human Right Officer for the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners in Burma.

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Valentina Dotto

Valentina Dotto

Author

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja

Seasonal Schools
winterschool3@iapss.org

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja is a student, young scholar and activist. He enjoys citizenship from Mexico and Finland and holds a BA in Multicultural Relations from Universidad de las Americas Puebla. Nowadays, he is in the final stage of the joint MA in Political Science and South Eastern European Studies granted by University of Belgrade, Graz, Skopje and Zagreb. In the professional level, he has being a Research Fellow in the Belgrade Security Policy Center and Documenta: Centre for Dealing with the Past (Zagreb) and soon will work in a short project at the Center for Research and Policy Making (Skopje). For the last two years he has lived in the Western Balkan region. Some of his interests are nationalism, EU integration, party systems in post-conflict countries, reconciliation process, democratization, human rights and collective memories. In addition to his native Spanish, he is fluent in English, intermediate in French and Serbocroatian and have some knowledge of Italian and Finnish. Besides from his greatest passion (which is the SEE region), he enjoys travelling, team sports, cooking, reading history books and making friends from all over the world.

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Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja

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Rigina Syssoyeva

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Rigina Syssoyeva holds a PhD degree in International Studies from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. The PhD thesis Eurasian integration as a way to respond to global challenges, which she defended in 2015 with distinction Cum Laude, was dedicated to integration in the post-Soviet area and the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. In her research, Dr. Syssoyeva focuses on regional integration theories, in particular on Liberal Intergovernmentalism and its latest developments. She also studied and/or researched in Kazakhstan, Russia, Finland and South Korea. Currently Ms. Syssoyeva works in Kazakhstan for the city hall of Astana. She speaks Russian, Spanish, English and Kazakh.

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Rigina Syssoyeva

Rigina Syssoyeva

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Mihai Sebastian Chihaia

Delegations Coordinator
delegations@iapss.org

Mihai holds a BA in International Relations and European Studies and has recently graduated from the MA in Security Studies and European Integration at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania.

His eagerness to gain more knowledge and experience in international affairs enabled him to study in Portugal and Israel as well as participate in a broad range of workshops, conferences and simulations across the globe. His academic interests include international politics, regional security focused on Middle East, diplomacy and conflict resolution. Being very keen in researching in the field, he has published several articles and he would like to pursue a PhD program.

In addition to his native Romanian, he is fluent in English, has a good knowledge of French and Portuguese and he is improving his Norwegian and Hebrew skills. He has been involved in internships in several NGOs, the Romanian Government and is always keen for new challenges.

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Mihai Sebastian Chihaia

Mihai Sebastian Chihaia

Delegations Coordinator

Jacek Sobanski

Author

Jacek Sobanski is a PhD student at the University of Opole, Poland. Jacek has already written for over 20 publications and is currently preparing a dissertation about constructing new world climate-energy order during the United Nations' Conferences of Parties (COPs). His research interests include energy diplomacy, ecological economy, carbon dioxide accounting, energy accounting, and monetary policy. An enemy of fiat money and follower of energy-backed currency policies, he is looking at world from energy perspective denominated in megajoules (MJ). Also, he is a great fan of all-kinds, all-leagues and all-levels of football/soccer.

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Jacek Sobanski

Jacek Sobanski

Author

Rebecca Cordell

Author

Rebecca Cordell is a PhD Student in the Department of Government at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.  Her doctoral research focuses on Counter-terrorism, Torture and Rendition during the post-9/11 period. Rebecca holds an MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from The University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham.   Her research interests include Human Rights, Counter-terrorism, International Relations and Comparative Politics. Her previous work experience includes working for democracy, development and peace building NGO - Alliance for Peace Nepal and human rights NGO - Freedom from Torture.  Rebecca enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends and attending Glastonbury Music Festival.

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Rebecca Cordell

Rebecca Cordell

Author

Anna-Lisa Wirth

Secretary General
secgen@iapss.org

Anna-Lisa is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights at Malmö University, Sweden. Currently, she is doing an Erasmus at Sciences Po Grenoble, France. Apart from international law, she is highly interested in feminism and other related topics like ecology. Furthermore, Anna-Lisa has volunteered with different organisations like Rotaract International and engaged in on campus projects like cofounding a debate club. One of her most important leisure time activities are MUNs (Model United Nations). She so far participated in six conferences, two of them as chair. Anna-Lisa interned at Open Skåne, Malmö, an NGO working towards improving social cohesion in Southern Sweden. As she originates from Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, her mother tongue is German. Additionally, she speaks fluent English, owed to a one year exchange to the Irish West Coast, and some Swedish, acquired while studying. Now, she is seeking to improve her French and Classical Arabic.

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Anna-Lisa Wirth

Anna-Lisa Wirth

Secretary General

Salma H. Soliman

Seasonal Schools
winterschool2@iapss.org

Salma is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She obtained her BSc in Political Science from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in Egypt. In the past, Salma worked at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin and helped organize the annual summer school and an alumni conference where she met people from all over Europe and North Africa and discovered her passion for intercultural exchange. Her research areas of interest include Islamic political theory, Middle East politics, cultural and gender studies in the Arab world and media and political communication. Salma’s mother tongue is Arabic, and she speaks fluent German and English. These days, she is learning Spanish and Turkish while trying to find time to advance her French.

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Salma H. Soliman

Salma H. Soliman

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Stephen Reimer

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Stephen holds a BA (Hons) in International Development Studies and Political Science from McGill University, and a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics, where he focused his research on international criminal networks, post-conflict governance arrangements, and the UN’s Women, Peace, and Security agenda. For his Masters dissertation, Stephen employed a critical discourse analysis methodology and a theoretical framework based on Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance to analyse power-sharing discourses in Burundi and South Sudan. His previous work has been published in academic journals at McGill and Princeton Universities. Stephen also has expertise of the UN’s political affairs architecture, having served with the Canadian government at their delegation to UN Headquarters in New York City.

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Stephen Reimer

Stephen Reimer

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Kayla McCrary

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
adifferentview2@iapss.org

Kayla McCrary is currently a MSc student in International Relations at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Splitting her time as an undergraduate between the United Kingdom and her home country of the United States, she ultimately graduated with an Honours BSc in International Relations (minors in Modern European Studies and Political Science) from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. During her time as an undergraduate, Kayla participated in Model United Nations, worked in international development in Washington, D.C., and served as a peer reviewer for Scientia et Humanitas academic journal. Her main research interests include the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and the United Kingdom, British politics and foreign policy, and research methods in International Relations. Kayla is currently living in London and doing research on the diplomatic relationship between former President Barack Obama and former Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Kayla McCrary

Kayla McCrary

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View

Maryna Rabinovych

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Maryna Rabinovych, LL.M (Hamburg) is a 3-year PhD Candidate at the I.I.Mechnikov Odessa National University/ University of Hamburg, specializing in the EU external relations law. She is also a Reintegrated Expert to Ukraine in terms of the GIZ Programme “Migration for Development” and a Global Community Manager at the Ukraine Democracy Initiative (Sydney, Australia).

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Maryna Rabinovych

Maryna Rabinovych

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Francisco Santos

Author

Having graduated in Political Science and International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University in 2014, Francisco is now pursuing a Post-Graduation in Globalization, Diplomacy and Security in Lisbon's Nova University, aiming in the nearby future to do Development Studies. During his Bachelor studies he did his Erasmus programme in Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest, gaining a general insight in Eastern Europe through diverse subjects and an active curiosity about everything in the region. An active member of the European Youth Parliament and a participant of its Think Thank on Youth Unemployment, Francisco was working as an Assistant in the Portuguese Embassy in Berlin, ensuring that he doesn't overlook anything happening in Europe. Currently, he is working at the Portuguese Press Association aiming to understand the role of the media.

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Francisco Santos

Francisco Santos

Author

Catarina Woyames

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Catarina Woyames is a PhD candidate at the Coimbra Faculty of Law, focusing on Privacy and IoT. Her research interests include Digital Inequalities in Latin America, Human Rights, and Big Data. She was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and holds a Law Degree and Master in International Public Law and European Law. She is a member of Internet Organization Youth and was a Fellow at the School of South Governance and the United Nations Summer Course in Slovenia. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Paris Pantheón-Assas, Hamburg University, Salamanca University and Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

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Catarina Woyames

Catarina Woyames

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Hadas Kushelevich

Web-site Coordinator
website@iapss.org

<p style="text-align: justify">Hadas Kushelevich is from Israel. She completed her Bachelor’s degree and graduate school in Japanese studies and Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently she lives in Japan, after completed her Master, continued to the doctoral courses at Osaka University Graduate School of Law and politics, major in Public Administration.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify">Hadas have previous experience in web coordinating, commercial websites and political and social oriented websites. As a student at the Hebrew University she participates and initiated several social oriented activities, coordinating between public organization and hundreds of activist. In the same time, as research assistance, she completed a comparative research regarding the quality of higher education and created an online platform for a journal in the topic. Following this study, she joined the National Union of Israel Students Academic division team. As a team member she focused on student s rights in the national level, student welfare, academic level and more.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify">Hadas’ thesis focuses on the post war Drug and Medical Devices regulatory bodies and the Drug market in Japan, within the framework of the Reputation Approach. As a student in Japan she would like to promote in Japan the international activities for political science students , such as the International Association of Political Science Students.</p>

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Hadas Kushelevich

Hadas Kushelevich

Web-site Coordinator

Tobias Jerzewski

Seasonal Schools
summerschool2@iapss.org

Tobias has completed a bachelor degree in Political Science at the Free University Berlin and HEC Paris. He has recently started a dual master's degree in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris and the Free University Berlin. In addition to classic European and Franco-German issues, Tobias developed a sense of curiosity about the Eastern dimension of the European Integration. On one hand, he focused in this context on Poland’s role within the EU – for instance, it is an important growth country, which seems to find its role as a regional leader. On the other hand, he examined the neighbourhood policy towards the Ukraine in the complex network with Russia. Additionally to the European politics based field of study, he showed active interest about the history of ideas. In fact, it constitutes the foundations a political scientist requires to decipher complex problems back to their roots.

Besides his addiction to French “savoir vivre”, he is a true sports lover. He speaks German, French and English fluently and is looking to improve his Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.

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Tobias Jerzewski

Tobias Jerzewski

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Igor Stipic

Author

Igor Stipic is currently a candidate for MA in Political and Social Studies of Latin America at Universidad Alberto Hurtato in Chile. He is also a graduate of Bachelor of Liberal Arts with major in Economics (USA) and was pursuing an MA in Economic and Regional Studies of Latin America (Czech Republic). His interests mainly lie in the fields of international relations, economics and politics. His main geographic areas of interest are Latin America and 21st-century Balkans, and he pays great attention to the processes of societal transformations and conflict resolution in the latter due to his origins. His country of origin is Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Igor Stipic

Igor Stipic

Author

Comité Estudiantil de Temas Internacionales

University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
ceti.usfq@gmail.com

The Student Committee of International Affairs of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito is a student-led organisation that is focused in: Politics, International Relations, Gender and Social Topics. They have joined IAPSS in 2015.

President: Michael Valdivieso

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Comité Estudiantil de Temas Internacionales

Comité Estudiantil de Temas Internacionales

University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Igor Tkalec

Author

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Igor Tkalec is a fourth year undergraduate student of Political Science at Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb, Croatia. He also has some experience studying abroad while he was doing his Erasmus+ mobility at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science in Vilnius, Lithuania. His academic interests include global political economy, political economy theories, Russian and American politics from comparative, historic and economic prospective and comparative politics. He speaks English and learns Russian language.</span></p>

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Igor Tkalec

Igor Tkalec

Author

Laura Dunkley

World Congress Coordinator
wc-info@iapss.org

Laura is a British student currently studying for her second MA degree in International Relations at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Previous to this she completed her Bachelors degree and first MA degree at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, with a focus on International Relations and German. Her main research interests have focused on women in conflict, preventing conflict-related sexual violence, gender mainstreaming and gender inequality. Additionally, Laura is one of the early members of the newly established Women's Equality Party in the UK.

Prior to Bamberg, Laura worked as the International Partnership Coordinator and PA to the Pro-Vice Chancellor International in Aston University's International Office. Now, however, in Bamberg, she is a student assistant for the Bamberg Graduate School for Social Sciences. She grew up bilingual speaking English and German, but is also currently learning French. Outside of studying and work, her interests lie in yoga, fitness, reading and travelling.

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Laura Dunkley

Laura Dunkley

World Congress Coordinator

Yulia Mishyna

Author

<div>Yulia Mishyna, from Lviv, Ukraine is a Master student at Faculty of International Relations of Ivan Franko Lviv National University. She holds a BA in International Information and now pursuing an MA in Information Analysis. Her scientific concerns include PR, Public Diplomacy and image of International Organizations, as well as public policy and its impact on social life of the state. Yulia is also an active participant of various volunteering projects.</div>
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Yulia Mishyna

Yulia Mishyna

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Lisa Garbe

Seasonal Schools
studytrips@iapss.org

Lisa was born in Berlin and grew up in the South of Germany. After High school, she spent one year in Mexico in the framework of a political voluntary service. She holds a Bachelor degree in Politics and Economics and is currently enrolled in a Master program in European Studies. She is currently spending a semester in Paris. Lisa is mainly interested in Global Food Security, International Development programs and networks as well as Europeanization processes.
She speaks English, Spanish and French as well as a little Portuguese.

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Lisa Garbe

Lisa Garbe

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John Cabot University, Italy

We are a group of students who came together, through our love of politics, in the fall of 2014 and decided to start this project. The Society seeks to examine what is going on in the world through academic discussions and informal conversations that include all members of the John Cabot community. We take advantage of the multicultural backgrounds of the students in our university to enrich our own opinion regarding current events. The topics are controversial, and there may be no single truth. Each member of the club has the opportunity to enhance his or her own thinking by talking and discussing and by weighing his or her views against the views of others in a friendly environment.

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IRS

IRS

John Cabot University, Italy

Adriana Carolina Garces

ICLA: Public Relations
icla-pr@iapss.org

Born in Quito, Ecuador, Adriana is a 21 years old political scientist that got her Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Political Science (Cum Laude) in Universidad San Francisco de Quito on June, 2013. Likewise, she worked as a teaching assistant for the following courses: “Introduction to Political Science”, “Political Culture” “US Politics and Government”, “Compared Political Systems”, and “Electoral Political Campaigns Workshop” for a year. Adriana also worked as an independent political consultant, while studying, and served as a research assistant for the  Latin American Public Opinion Project in Ecuador. Nowadays, she lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is getting her  MA in Political Science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where she expects to graduate on December, 2015. Her  research and academic interests include international politics (with emphasis on Latin America), comparative politics  (with focus on democracy studies), political psychology and political sociology. During her spare time, she enjoys  writing short stories, reading literature, traveling to remote places, and enhancing her perpetual romance with food.

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Adriana Carolina Garces

Adriana Carolina Garces

ICLA: Public Relations

Jelena Pajovic

Career Center Europe, Asia, Africa
careercenter@iapss.org

<p style="text-align: justify">Jelena Pajović was born and raised in Bar, Montenegro and has just finished second year of her basic studies at the University of Montenegro, majoring in International Relations. Beside being a student, she is the Media Coordinator at AIESEC Montenegro, member of YATA, and volunteering at the Center for Democratic Transition in Podgorica.  She speaks English fluently, German language “B” level, and understands some Italian. She was an A-SMYLE finalist which gave her the opportunity to live and study in the United States of America, precisely – Texas. There she discovered her passion for acting and for theatre – she got awarded the Superior “Van way off Broadway fall drama fest” and had a lead role in the play for One Act Play – UIL competition. She worked for the Safe House  where she also taught women and children, victims of abuse, self-defence. She is a member of a city choir of Bar “Antivari musica” and has the black belt in Karate.</p>

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Jelena Pajovic

Jelena Pajovic

Career Center Europe, Asia, Africa

Dylan Cassar

Author
Dylan Cassar obtained his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Malta in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sociology researching the links between Foreign Direct Investment and Small and Medium Enterprises in Malta within the broad area of the ‘Sociology of Development’. His main academic interests include International Political Economy, development, late development, underdevelopment, economic and social history, the nature and role of the state in the economy, critical theory, post-structuralist theory, and political and economic sociology. Methodologically, he is a keen proponent of the bridging of knowledge through an interdisciplinary approach. In his free time he likes to read classic novels and historical fiction, watch movies, listen to documentaries and play football.

 

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Dylan Cassar

Dylan Cassar

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John Raymond Jison

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Born in the historic city of Manila, John Raymond Jison completed his degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila under the university’s Presidential Scholarship Grant. John is a former editor-in-chief of A Different View (ADV) and remains to be one of its pioneer editors since ADV’s relaunch as an online international affairs blog. He is a recipient of the Philippine Senate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and a nominee for membership to two renowned honor societies: the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in the Social Sciences and the Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society. His research and academic interests include development studies, health social science, human rights, international law, Northeast and Southeast Asian politics, and political analysis. Although his lack of interest to sports (basketball, to name one) or other athletic activities borders to the pathological, John is content to have his love for world geography and history suffice this lack. As an avid bibliophile, he loves to read legal fiction, preferably John Grisham’s, and finds inexplicable solace in the sight and smell of books. He maintains a six-year old Twitter account (@JRJison), which you can follow for updates about his life or his work.

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John Raymond Jison

John Raymond Jison

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Aaron Stacey

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Aaron is a PhD student in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University. The working title of his dissertation is “The Re-emergence of Populism in an Age of Globalisation” which investigates recent support for populism as an unintended side-effect of globalisation. He has a BA in politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Stirling (UK), and an MA in political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe from University College London (UK).

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Aaron Stacey

Aaron Stacey

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Basem Aly

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Basem Aly is a journalist working for Ahram Online, the English news website of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper. He has been covering Middle Eastern and international politics since 2011. Basem holds a master’s degree in political science—with a specialization in international relations— from the American University in Cairo (AUC). His MA thesis, currently a published text, tackled the use of strategic bombing against non-state actors in contemporary conflicts in the Middle East. He was a teaching and a research assistant at the AUC Department of Political Science.  Basem was also an associate editor for Arab Media & Society, a journal published by the same university.

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Basem Aly

Basem Aly

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

PSAI

psaipresident@gmail.com

The Political Studies Association of Ireland was established in 1982 with the purpose of promoting the study of politics both in and of Ireland. It adopted a constitution and a formal structure in 1984, when it also began organising an annual conference.

President:
Prof David Farrell, University College Dublin - Email: david.farrell@ucd.ie

Vice-President:
Dr Theresa Reidy, University College Cork - Email: t.reidy@ucc.ie

 

PSAI President, c/o School of Politics & International Relations, University College Dublin, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

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PSAI

PSAI

Studievereniging Machiavelli

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
info@svmachiavelli.nl

Study Association Machiavelli is the association for political science students at the University of Amsterdam, founded in 1964.

President: Maxim Sonnega

International Coordinator: Robin Verhey

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Studievereniging Machiavelli

Studievereniging Machiavelli

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Studievereniging Politicologie in Leiden

Leiden University, the Netherlands
spil@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

SPIL, the Study Association for Political Science Students in Leiden, was founded in 1981, and is a founding member of IAPSS in 1998. The inaugural session of IAPSS was also held at the University of Leiden.

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Studievereniging Politicologie in Leiden

Studievereniging Politicologie in Leiden

Leiden University, the Netherlands

ZUNA

Harare, Zimbabwe
zunaharare@gmail.com

<p class="p1">ZUNA (the Zimbabwean United Nations Association) joined IAPSS in 2014.</p>
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">President: Fischer Chiyanike</span></p>
<p class="p1">Contact: 11th Floor Bard House</p>
<p class="p1" style="padding-left: 60px"><span class="s1">69 S.Machel Avenue</span></p>
<p class="p1" style="padding-left: 60px"><span class="s1">+263 4 797917</span></p>

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ZUNA

ZUNA

Harare, Zimbabwe

Donatella Bonansinga

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
adifferentview2@iapss.org

Donatella is an off-campus PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, where she researches the role that populism and emotionality play in securitizing processes and their impact on the target audience in terms of security perception and understanding. Donatella has a background in political science, international relations and European studies; she has completed a BA and two MAs at the University of Catania in Italy and the Belgian Université de Liège. After graduation, she chose the Prague-based think tank Schola Empirica for her Erasmus traineeship mobility, at the end of which she was offered a position as Project Manager. She is currently responsible for organizing the institute’s annual academic events and the administrative coordination of a Czech research project funded by the European Commission.

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Donatella Bonansinga

Donatella Bonansinga

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View

Daria Goscinska

World Congress Coordinator (Panels)
wc-panels@iapss.org

Daria was born in Szczecin, Poland, in 1990, but grew up in Germany. She has studied political science (B.A.) in Berlin, including an exchange semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. Afterwards, she graduated with a Master in European Science, a programme supported by the German Foreign Ministry and all three Berlin Universities. She wrote her master thesis about the transposition of the cross-border healthcare Directive. As for now, Daria is studying in a Double Degree Master "Public Policy and Management". Therefore, she spent the last year at the French Business School HEC Paris, learning about Business and Management. Currently, in her second year, she is dealing with various political science topics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Regarding academic interests, her focus lies with the European Union, International Relations and Regional Cooperation as well as International Political Economy. Next to her studies, she is working part time at the Fraunhofer-Institute in Berlin and engaging in peer reviewing and mentoring activities. For her future, she would like to work at the interface between politics and economics.

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Daria Goscinska

Daria Goscinska

World Congress Coordinator (Panels)

Merve Kania

Author

Merve Kania studies International Relations and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt, Germany. She has interned with the research center of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), the German Foreign Ministry (Auswärtiges Amt), the taz.Panter Stiftung of the German newspaper taz.die tageszeitung and the Turkish think tank USAK (International Strategic Research Organization). Merve is a board member of the MUN team at her university and spearheading the German hub of the international non-profit breaking walls initiative, which sparks empowerment and understanding among youth of different backgrounds through creative writing and performance workshops. Her main research interests are abstract threats, terrorism, mobility, conflict studies, culture in politics, Turkey, the Middle East and theory/practice debates. Currently, Merve works on her dissertation on the Turkish notion of crisis from a postcolonial Security Studies perspective.

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Merve Kania

Merve Kania

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Elena Sidorova

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Elena Sidorova is a PhD student in Political Science at SciencesPo Paris. She writes her doctoral thesis about U.S. arts diplomacy. Her professional interests include U.S. politics, public diplomacy, and cultural public policy.

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Elena Sidorova

Elena Sidorova

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Marion Valentin

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Marion Valentin is a cum laude graduate from La Sorbonne, where she received her master’s degree in English. She also graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in political science from the Catholic Institute of Higher Studies. Her research interests include the role of culture in the Cold War and use of French culture to combat ideological extremism within the francophone world. A lifelong traveler, she has lived in nine countries and four continents. She currently works as a teaching and pedagogical intern at Alliance française de Canberra in Australia.

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Marion Valentin

Marion Valentin

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StugA Politik

University Bremen, Germany
stugapol@uni-bremen.de

StugA Politik is the study association at the University of Bremen in Germany. It organised the Academic Conference &amp; General Assembly 2012 (nowadays the IAPSS World Congress).

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StugA Politik

StugA Politik

University Bremen, Germany

ASP Roma Luiss

LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy
aspromaluiss@gmail.com

Associazione Scienze Politiche Roma Luiss, or ASP Roma Luiss, is the study association for political science at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy. It has been a member of IAPSS since the very early years.

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ASP Roma Luiss

ASP Roma Luiss

LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

Paula Gomes Moreira

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Paula is a PhD Candidate in International Relations with University of Brasilia (UnB). Her main areas of study comprises international and compared politics. She has been dedicated to investigate the contribution of international electoral observers to good democratic governance in elections, especially in Latin American and post-conflict countries. She is currently finishing her PhD and aims to apply for a post-doc.

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Paula Gomes Moreira

Paula Gomes Moreira

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Wilfred Dominic Josue

World Congress Coordinator (Logistics)
worldcongress@iapss.org

Wilfred Dominic Josue finished his Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science from De La Salle University - Manila in the Philippines. 2014 was when he left his hometown to pursue Graduate studies abroad. He recently finished his Master of Arts in Politics and German Post War History from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include Technology and Politics, German Post War History, Security in the South China Sea and ASEAN-EU issues. Currently he is preparing for his Doctoral Program and as topic he would like to explore the complexities of the EU – China relations on Cyber Security. Having attended two Conferences of IAPSS in 2015, Wilfred is ready to help and he hopes that through his initiatives the IAPSS will have more involvement in the Asia-Pacific and Students from this continent will also be able to have more presence in the organization.

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Wilfred Dominic Josue

Wilfred Dominic Josue

World Congress Coordinator (Logistics)

IPSJU

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
wkz.wsmipuj@gmail.com

IPSJU is the Faculty Council of Self-Government of the Jagiellonian University for the International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. It has joined IAPSS in 2013.

President: Aleksandra Kuzior

Vice-President: Magdalena Ziembacz

Address: al. Adama Mickiewicza 3/3c, 31-120 Krakow, Poland

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IPSJU

IPSJU

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Nabih Dahik

ICLA Administration & Fundraising
icla-administration@iapss.org
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Nabih Dahik

Nabih Dahik

ICLA Administration & Fundraising

Clara Brandstätter

Clara was born in a small town in the South of France. She is currently living in Paris for her studies, attending two bachelors in History and Political Science at la Sorbonne,Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. She entered IAPSS this year at 20 years, but has always been interesting in getting involved in various collective’s projects with associations or NGO. Finishing her mandate of president in Politistes Sorbonne, the French Association Member of IAPSS, she is also involved in European Careers within her university. Passionated about the Middle East and the arabic culture, she would like to pursue a Master in security and defense’s issues of this area. Clara speaks French and English. She is proficient in Spanish and is learning Classical Arabic.

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Clara Brandstätter

Clara Brandstätter

Li-chia Lo

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. My doctoral thesis is about deliberative democracy and participatory budgeting in China with special interest in formations of related knowledge and local experiments in Chinese cities.
My broader areas of interest include critical theory, political theory, democratic theory, post-strucutralism, China studies, Taiwan studies, and democratization in East Asia.
Following my thesis and areas of interest, for my mid-term project, via ethnographic methods and discourse analysis, I plan to compare the different developments of deliberative democracy and participatory budgeting in China and Taiwan. For my long-term project, I put special emphases on the reflection of democratic theory through the empirical experiences in China and Taiwan.
In the meantime, I am extremely open to all forms of participation, deliberation and democratic experiments around the world.

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Li-chia Lo

Li-chia Lo

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Fernando Ntutumu-Sanchis

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Fernando Ntutumu-Sanchis is a political scientist with a BA in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the University of Valencia and a MA in Democracy and Government from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Human Rights, Democracy and International Justice in the University of Valencia's Human Rights Institute. His thesis focuses on the hypothetical contradiction between the theoretical fundamental values of liberal democracies and its empirical realization. It aims to theoretically analyze the opposition between values and practices that takes place due to the existence of institutions like the Immigrant Detention Centers, refugee camps, immigration law clauses and policies as the infringement of the non-refoulement principle.

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Fernando Ntutumu-Sanchis

Fernando Ntutumu-Sanchis

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Nino Rusidze

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Nino is 26 years old, from Georgia. She holds her BA degree in Business Administration (Georgia), MA degree in International Relations and Communications (Hungary) and currently is PhD candidate at Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary). Her research interest is Political Marketing Strategies and State Brand Building, researching increasing importance of political marketing tools in diplomacy for EEC. During her MA studies she has been fully funded by International Visegrad Fund and her PhD studies is fully supported by Tempus Public Foundation. Nino is fluent in Georgian, English, Russian, and speaks French on intermediate level.

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Nino Rusidze

Nino Rusidze

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Lora Hadzhidimova

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Lora holds an LL.M. degree from Sofia University, Bulgaria. She also has a Master in Arts degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Currently, she is a PhD-student in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University. She is a member of the International Student Advisory Board and the ODU Libraries Student Advisory Council. Lora was selected for an internship with the NATO-ACT in the operational analysis unit and is expected to join NATO-ACT in the summer of 2018. Previously, she interned at the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA - part of National Defense University. Lora’s research interests include critical theory, cognitive security, politics of the European Union, democratization processes, and nationalism.

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Lora Hadzhidimova

Lora Hadzhidimova

Member of the Working Group 2017-2018

Kamila Suchomel

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Kamila is an alumna of the International Relations and Diplomacy graduate program at Anglo-American University in Prague, and is currently also working at her alma mater as an administrator. She wrote her master's thesis on visual representation in humanitarian imagery, analyzing discourse and power relations contained therein from a critical interpretive stance. Kamila's main interests include the rights-based approach to development for which she manifested a passion during her undergraduate program in International Development Studies at Mendel University in Brno. She is a proponent of critical scholarship and education in order to develop unconventional ways of viewing international relations and thus enrich research and policy-making especially in the spheres of development and humanitarianism.

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Kamila Suchomel

Kamila Suchomel

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Jamila Glover

Academic Coordinator
ac@iapss.org

Jamila is from Houston, Texas in the United States. She is a Ph. D. candidate at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and has a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to pursuing her doctoral education, Jamila worked in private industry in various capacities for 10 years. Her most recent appointment was at NATO-ACT where she worked as a Project Manager. Her research focuses on private public partnerships, with an emphasis on the role of non-state actors in political economic development. Jamila is proficient in Spanish and has studied abroad in Spain, Mexico and Argentina.

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Jamila Glover

Jamila Glover

Academic Coordinator

Michelle DeFreese

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Michelle completed her MA in International Studies with a specialization in History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland and a BSc with a double major in Anthropology and Administration of Justice at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. Trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, Michelle’s research interests include political economy, natural resource governance, foreign policy, and geopolitics. Currently serving as an International Research Fellow (Africa Region) for the Young Professionals for Foreign Policy (YPFP), Michelle has lived in seven different countries and has previously held positions with UN permanent missions, security sector think tanks, and research institutions.

Michelle has spent the past year working in Tanzania as a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow as one of 11 emerging leaders in the area of international development, food security, and poverty alleviation. A contributing author to the book, The World in Acceleration, Michelle was selected for the GLOBSEC Young Leaders Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia to write a policy brief on the conflict in Syria and as a participant in the Preparing Global Leaders Forum in Moscow, Russia. She has also served as a consultant for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) and has been trained in international electoral observation at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice,  Italy.

Michelle joins the International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS) as an Academic Think Tank member addressing the ‘The Role of Politics in Humanitarianism’ as part of the IAPSS annual theme ‘The Meaning of Politics’. Her current research focuses on multidimensional poverty analysis, newly independent states, violent non-state actors, African politics, and the security-development nexus.

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Michelle DeFreese

Michelle DeFreese

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Vera Ferreira

Author

Born in Coimbra, Portugal, Vera Ferreira recently completed her BA in International Relations at the University of Coimbra. She also studied Political Science, while participating in a mobility program at Sciences Po Bordeaux. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations, specializing in Peace and Security Studies. Vera’s main academic interests include peace and security, foreign policy, international relations history, international political economy, human rights (especially the issues of migration), environmental politics and gender studies. She fluently speaks Portuguese, English and French and has a good knowledge of Spanish. Vera is a member of Amnesty International and supports several campaigns. In her free time, she is a passionate TV series fan and an enthusiastic reader.

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Vera Ferreira

Vera Ferreira

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Studievereniging ismus

Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
info@ismus.nl

ismus represents all political science students at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. ismus organised the Autumn Convention 2014.

President: Tom Dymanus

Vice-President: Henri van Omme

Address: Thomas van Aquinostraat 5.0.03, 6525GD Nijmegen, the Netherlands

 

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Studievereniging ismus

Studievereniging ismus

Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

IAPSS Roma Tre

Roma Tre University, Italy
iapssroma3@gmail.com

IAPSS Roma Tre is the student representative body for all political science students at the Roma Tre University. It is a founding member of IAPSS, and has rejoined the association in 2013, after several students relaunched the association.

President: Virginia Portaro

Secretary-General: Andrea Sportelli

Address: Via Chambrera 199, 00145 Rome, Italy

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IAPSS Roma Tre

IAPSS Roma Tre

Roma Tre University, Italy

IAPSS Forli Bologna

University of Bologna, Italy

IAPSS Forlì represents political science students at the University of Bologna, and joined IAPSS in 2014.

President: Ester Sabatino

Vice-President: Marco Castellani

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IAPSS Forli Bologna

IAPSS Forli Bologna

University of Bologna, Italy

Pawel Pustelnik

Study Trips
studytrips2@iapss.org

Pawel is a PhD student at Cardiff University. He graduated from Social Science Research Methods Masters at Cardiff University as well as from Masters in Global Environmental Governance at Free University in Amsterdam. He also studied International Relations and Diplomacy (BA) at Wroclaw University, Wyszynski University in Warsaw and La Sapienza in Rome. Pawel has extensively worked with various student-led organisations: Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe, Religions for Peace Youth Network as well as International Young Naturefriends and others. In his research he is looking at the EU policy-making with regards to environment and he is particularly interested emissions trading systems. Previously he has been working on issues related to bio-patents and US regulations concerning agriculture. He teaches several courses at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography. Pawel is fluent in English, Polish and Italian. He is also doing fairly well in German and French. If he is not busy, he is usually running, cooking or playing violin or piano.

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Pawel Pustelnik

Pawel Pustelnik

Study Trips

Ahmed Badawi

Author

Ahmed Badawi is a doctorate student in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He had his honours and postgraduate degrees in Political Science from the University of Ghana and the National University of Singapore, respectively. His Master’s Thesis entitled “The China Factor in Ghana’s Textile and Construction Industries” was published into a book. At present, religion, geopolitics and socio-economic issues in the Middle East and North Africa, Turkish foreign policies towards Africa, Sino-African relations, Politics of European Union (EU), African Union (AU), Public Policy and Comparative Development are his major areas of research interest. He loves playing football, table tennis, travelling, meeting people, and learning new languages in his free time.

Antwi Boasiako is studying for his doctoral degree in political science at Concordia University, Canada. He received his MA from Brock University, also in Canada, and his BA from the University of Ghana. At Brock University, Antwi was awarded the prestigious Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal – the highest University award for students – in celebration of his outstanding academic leadership, and community involvement. Antwi has presented his research papers at several international conferences including, the 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in London, UK, IPSA’s 24th World Congress in Poznan, Poland, and MPSA’s 74th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, all in 2016.

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Ahmed Badawi

Ahmed Badawi

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Jacob Meijer

Member
supcom1@iapss.org

Jacob was born 21 years ago in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. At the moment, he's in his third year of the Bachelor Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and last year he served in the board of Machiavelli, the association in Amsterdam. His main interests include international relations, political economy and conflict studies.

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Jacob Meijer

Jacob Meijer

Member

Sergiu Delcea

Author

Sergiu Delcea is a second year MA student in the Nationalism Studies Programme, Central European University, Budapest, with a previous background in Political Science from the University of Bucharest. His current research interests revolve around linking nation-building processes and welfare-regime construction  (with a focus on Eastern Europe), topic on which he is always on the look-out for news and interesting lines of inquiry. Outside school, he is a competitive carp angler and enjoys spending time out with friends. Dedicated and energetic, Sergiu looks forward to being part of a vibrant international student community.

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Sergiu Delcea

Sergiu Delcea

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Gaia Guadagnoli

Member
supcom@iapss.org

Gaia Guadagnoli was born 22 years ago in Italy. She is currently studying Cooperation and Development at the Department of Political Science at Roma Tre University. She started her experience with IAPSS in 2011 and also she was appointed as President of IAPSS Roma3 for the academic year 2013/2014. Her main interests concern human rights and protection, mainly related to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies in general. She is now writing her degree thesis on Expert Systems for Complex Humanitarian Emergencies and she is looking for attending her specialization in Emergency Management.

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Gaia Guadagnoli

Gaia Guadagnoli

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Frosina Doninovska

Author

Frosina Doninovska, 25 is a graduate who received her Bachelor degree in Political Science at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje in 2010. In 2013 she obtained her MA degree in Diplomacy and International Relations at the faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus at the department of International relations. The theme of her master work analyzed the process of dissolution of Yugoslavia and the role of the USA foreign policy during the administration of George Bush. At the moment she works in the office of the Coalition “All for fair trials” as a project coordinator in the field of protection of human rigths. Her interests include rule of law, integrity of the electoral and political process, democratic governance, citizen participation etc.

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Frosina Doninovska

Frosina Doninovska

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Kristin Noack

Seasonal Schools
summerschool3@iapss.org

Kristin is currently enrolled in a Master’s programme in European Studies in Leipzig, Germany. During her MA, she spent a semester abroad in St Petersburg feeding into her fascination with post-socialist countries. Prior to that she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Leipzig and SciencesPo Paris.

Her research interests have focused on European neighbourhood policy, policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe and gender inequality. At the moment she is working on her Master’s thesis on migrant domestic and care workers from Central and Eastern Europe in Germany. Kristin is fluent in English and French. She is also very eager to improve her Dutch and Russian

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Kristin Noack

Kristin Noack

Seasonal Schools

Weronika Myck

Member
supcom2@iapss.org

Weronika was raised in Poland, where she currently does her Masters in National Security at the National Defence University in Warsaw. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London. She first became involved with IAPSS in 2012, through POLITIKON and the Think Tank. She has a considerable experience in the field of NGO management thanks in large to her involvement in the European Youth Parliament, where she served as a Board Member and President of the Polish National Committee, alongside her position as a Coordinator of the Board of National Committees. Her interests include the groundings of national defence systems, in particular the arms market, and the economic aspects of warfare.

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Weronika Myck

Weronika Myck

Member

Colleen O'Connor

Study Trips
studytrips4@iapss.org

Colleen is originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA. She received her Bachelors Degree from Boston College in Sociology and German with a minor in Environmental Studies. She came to Germany in 2010 on a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English for one year and has not left. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Würzburg in Germany, where she also worked as an English lecturer for three years. Colleen has additionallz spent time at the UN in Bangkok, working on water and sanitation-related issues and at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She is currently working for a German organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Her interests include international relations, comparative politics, public health, education, and environmental issues. She is fluent in English and German and can get by with some Spanish. In her free time Colleen enjoys traveling, playing lacrosse, photography, reading, and trying new food.

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Colleen O'Connor

Colleen O'Connor

Study Trips

Stephanie Kramer

Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
adifferentview@iapss.org

Stephanie Kramer is a graduate with a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. She also holds a Master's degree in Archaeology from the same university. While doing her studies, Stephanie enjoyed participating in Model United Nations programs and she was vice president of the student council of her faculty. Her main research interests are international relations, conflict studies, public policy, diplomacy, the European Union, participatory democracy and the politics of inequality. Currently, Stephanie lives in Athens to do research on the diplomatic dispute over the Elgin/Parthenon sculptures between the United Kingdom and Greece.

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Stephanie Kramer

Stephanie Kramer

Editor-in-Chief, A Different View

Joshua Manalo

Author

Joshua S. Manalo, from Lipa City in Batangas, Philippines, is a graduate of AB in Political Science (cum laude) from the University of Santo Tomas - Manila under Santo Tomas (Valedictorian) Academic Scholarship. He is currently taking up his Master of Arts in International Studies at De La Salle University - Manila, also under a scholarship. He had served as the Chairperson Pro Tempore of the Policy Board and Chairperson of the Committee on Research and Publications of the UST - The Political Science Forum and a College Representative for Becarios de Santo Tomas. His research and academic interests include comparative politics, geopolitics, nationalism / nationhood studies (including secessionism), local governments (including autonomy), international political economy, international elections, and electoral studies. Aside from speaking Filipino and English, he also knows basic Spanish. As a football fan, he supports Chelsea and FC Barcelona and watches political thriller and alternative history TV series and movies during his free time.

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Joshua Manalo

Joshua Manalo

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Hakan Mehmetcik

Author

Currently, Hakan works as a research assistant at the Department of International Relations of Isik University, in Turkey. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the department of Politics and International Relations of Yildiz Technical University having graduated from the Istanbul University with a B.A. in International Relations. He has two master degrees, one in Economics from Dalarna University in Sweden, and one in Eurasian Studies from Uppsala University in Sweden.  His main research interests are security studies, regionalism, peace and conflicts studies, and International Relations Theories in broader perspectives. On his Ph.D. thesis, he specialises on coercive diplomacy, deterrence theory, and practice of extended deterrence.

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Hakan Mehmetcik

Hakan Mehmetcik

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Svetlana Gaytandzhieva

Authorial Board of A Different View
mailto:sgaytandzhieva@gmail.com

Born in Bulgaria, Svetlana Gaytandzhieva finished her BA in International Relations at the University of Sofia. She is currently at the end of her Master’s degree in Peace Studies and International Politics at the University of Tübingen in Germany, working on her Master’s thesis in the area of EU policy on natural gas. Svetlana’s main academic interests throughout her study included international relations, history, economics, EU policies in various areas, energy and environmental policy, global governance. She also has an interest in journalism and PR. Svetlana has participated in the Model European Union and has been a member of the Students’ Diplomacy Club at Sofia University. She fluently speaks Bulgarian, English and German and is studying Spanish. She is passionate about reading, travelling and cinema.

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Svetlana Gaytandzhieva

Svetlana Gaytandzhieva

Authorial Board of A Different View

Stefan Mrvaljevic

Author

Stefan Mrvaljevic, hailing from Belgrade, Serbia, is a graduate student of International Security at the University of Belgrade. He has received his BA with Honours in International Relations from the same university. During studies, Stefan had done his internship at the Belgrade Center for Security Policy and is currently doing a traineeship at the Delegation of the European Union in Serbia in the Political department. A Model United Nations enthusiast, Stefan was one of the co-founders of the first model EU in his region, Belgrade Model EU, and has further chaired at MUN conferences in Berlin, Prague, Dresden and elsewhere. At the moment, his main research interests are international relations, peace building, development economics and conflict studies, with a focus on civil wars.

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Stefan Mrvaljevic

Stefan Mrvaljevic

Author

Matsiko Samuel

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Matsiko Samuel is a lawyer by profession and a human Rights advocate with a keen interest in international law, international criminal justice, human rights and international politics. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Uganda Christian University and co-founder of the African digital academy for international law. He is a member of the international law association and a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Tilburg University Young African scholars for international law award. Samuel previously worked in the legal department at the International Justice Mission and served as a reporter for the Oxford law reports in International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) - an online project of the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Uganda Christian University and completed an LLM as an African Excellence DAAD scholar from Humboldt University Germany and the University of the Western Cape.

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Matsiko Samuel

Matsiko Samuel

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Politistes Sorbonne

Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
lespolitistes@gmail.com

Association des étudiants de Science Politique de Paris 1 "Politistes", the representation of political science students at Paris 1 La Sorbonne. They joined IAPSS in 2012.

Representatives: President Clara Brandstätter, Vice-presidents Arthur Corbin and Louise Mercier.

Personal links: Facebook -page & Website.

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Politistes Sorbonne

Politistes Sorbonne

Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Max Steuer

Student Research Committees
rc@iapss.org

Max grew up in a town in the southwest of Slovakia. In 2015, having defended an award-winning thesis on the role of the Council of Europe in setting the standards for regulation of ‘hate speech’ in three Central European countries, he was awarded an M.A. in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest. Since September 2015, he is a PhD. Candidate at the Department of Political Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and studies Law at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University. His research focuses on political rights with an emphasis on freedom of speech; political institutions, particularly in Central Europe; and democracy, legitimacy, constitutionalism and the rule of law in the European Union.
Max has been involved in the work of several political and civil society organizations (e.g. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Slovak Helsinki Committee) and participated at international events and projects (e.g. HUWISU, EULR Summer School, Allianz Summer Academy on Europe). At IAPSS, he currently coordinates the work of Student Research Committees.

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Max Steuer

Max Steuer

Student Research Committees

Jordan Shapiro

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Jordan’s main expertise is in is in conflict resolution, and democracy building through sub-state fragmentation, more specifically, using ethnically run, sub state governments as a means to resolve conflicts between an ethnic group and the state, Russian foreign relations and language, British politics from a Welsh perspective, and American politics.
She wrote her master’s dissertation in a comparative framework using the Welsh substate as a model for conflict resolution in the Kurdish region of Turkey, arguing that if the Kurds were given representation in the Turkish Parliament and also had an opportunity to have a state government and power to legislate over certain subjects such as education, language, and whatever other powers matter to the Kurds that the Turkish government would be willing to give away.
Professionally, she has worked for Senator Bernard Sanders and currently she is working for an environmentally focused youth empowerment organization that addresses environmental leadership for students in high schools in California, Ecuador, and Nicaragua by addressing environmental literacy and cultural exchange through international service trips that create grass roots international contacts between young people from these three areas.

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Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Shapiro

Member of the Working Group 2016-2017

Jonathan Beltran

Fundraising Coordinator
fundraising@iapss.org

Based in Manila, Nathan is currently a 21-year-old second year Masters student of Political Science with concentration in Comparative Politics and International Relations at De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines. He also finished his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the same university. Recently, he hosted and organized the 2015 Harvard Project for Asian &amp;amp; International Relations Asia Conference in Manila serving as its Host Country Organizing Committee Executive Director. He has been actively involved in different kinds of organizations in different fields and is very much keen to volunteer work. In the past, he took an internship at the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. He is currently the team leader of the Official De La Salle University HULT Prize Competition 2016 and is a student nominee for the short program of the Japan University Consortium for Peace and Human Security in Asia. His major research academic interests lie on Security alliances in East and South East Asia and Democratic institutions.

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Jonathan Beltran

Jonathan Beltran

Fundraising Coordinator

P-klubi

University of Turku, Finland
p-klubi@utu.fi

Politiikan tutkimuksen klubi ry, or P-klubi, is the student representation of political science and contemporary history at the University of Turku, Finland. It represents 350 students.

President: Sanna Lauronen

IAPSS Representative: Riina Bhatia

Address: Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A 2krs, 20500 Turku, Finland

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P-klubi

P-klubi

University of Turku, Finland

Georgios Anagnostopoulos

Author

Georgios is an undergraduate student (BA, '19) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is double majoring in International Affairs and Economics with a minor in Geography. His academic interests include European integration, human rights, immigration policy and climate change resilience. He hopes to pursue a career in public policy.

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Georgios Anagnostopoulos

Georgios Anagnostopoulos

Author

Yuri Ramirez

Author

Hailing from Manila, Philippines, Yuri Rio Ramirez finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with honours (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, Manila under a scholarship grant from the Association of Parents-Counselors UP Manila. Yuri’s research interests include international relations (focusing on the comparative governments of Asia and Europe), international law, diplomacy, human rights, foreign policy and poverty studies particularly Philippine underdevelopment. She loves to read mystery and crime novels in her free time.

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Yuri Ramirez

Yuri Ramirez

Author

COSPOL

Association of Students in Political Science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Le Comité Science Politique de Lausanne COSPOL, is the association of students in Political Science at the University of Lausanne , Switzerland. The association represents around 800 students.

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COSPOL

COSPOL

Association of Students in Political Science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Joanna Lancashire

Author
Hailing from Australia and Canada, Joanna Lancashire is an undergraduate at L’Institut d’études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Euro-North American campus. Her primary areas of interest include conflict and military studies in the Middle East and Northern Africa, international law, development studies, and state building. She speaks English and French and is currently learning Arabic and Spanish. In her free time she is a competitive rower and enjoys photography, travelling and piano. 

 

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Joanna Lancashire

Joanna Lancashire

Author

Iryna Zhyrun

Author

Iryna Zhyrun is a PhD student in Political Science at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She graduated with Honors as Master of Arts from Kharkov National University in Ukraine with major in Translation and Foreign language, and minor in Literature. The last eleven years she spent in Colombia teaching, mostly, English and, sometimes, Literature at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla. During her stay in Colombia, she took diverse courses in International Relations, Political Science, Diplomacy, and International Development and participated at conferences on International Relations, Education, and Literature. Currently, her research interests include national identity construction and change, discourse analysis, and International Relations theory.

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Iryna Zhyrun

Iryna Zhyrun

Author

Cheludo Butale

Author
Cheludo Butale is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in International Relations at Cyprus International University in Cyprus. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Management College of Southern Africa in Durban, South Africa as well as Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Botswana. She has previous work experience from the Ministry of State President in Botswana on issues of public policy and development. Furthermore, her main areas of research include, amongst others, public policy and comparative development, gender studies, security studies, global regulation, theories in international relations and political philosophy. She loves fitness, travelling, reading autobiographies, and meeting new people. She is currently learning German and French languages during her free time at Cyprus International University.

 

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Cheludo Butale

Cheludo Butale

Author

Jan Tudović

Author

Jan Tudović is a European Politics graduate student at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He finished his Bachelor's degree at Dag Hammarsköjld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb, Croatia. Born and raised in Zagreb, he is currently seeking for better opportunities in education and future employment in the Czech Republic. His interests include international relations, process of Europeanisation, strategic culture, relations between Europe and US, and security and environment issues. He fluently speaks English, German, and has good knowledge of the Czech language. He is also interested in the Baltic region and languages, especially Lithuanian. During his recent studies he wrote some articles which stressed problems in Western Balkan, focusing on Croatia as potential leader for the rest of countries to join the EU. Aside from this, Jan is a musician and music is his big passion.

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Jan Tudović

Jan Tudović

Author

Heng Ying

Author

Heng Ying is an undergraduate student from Beijing Language and Culture University, China. She is currently doing her exchange year in Kingston University, the United Kingdom. Her course is Politics and International Relations. Her current field of interest includes human rights (especially the issues of migration and transitional justice), the theories of conflict as well as identity politics. In the meantime, she has a minor filed in English Literature, which she introduces into the understanding of political theories. Her previous work experience includes working for Oxfam Bookshop and Consulting Company in London, where she is responsible for analysing the policy of different areas for the development and investment.

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Hailing from Brazil, Guilherme Pires Arbache, 30, is an MA candidate in Political Sciences at the Universidade de São Paulo.  He has worked with Social Policies Research for the São Paulo City Hall from 2006 until 2008 and also for Public Policy Research and Development at the 2010 Brazilian Presidential Campaign. His research interests include political participation, political culture, global regulation, and governance.

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Heng Ying

Heng Ying

Author

Ayush Banerjee

Author

Ayush Banerjee is a second year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in International Relations at the Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India and is an active member of the IAPSS SRC on Conflict, Security, and Crime. Ayush has an active interest in soft power politics, international security, international political theory, geopolitics, area studies and human rights. He believes in creative alternative models to explain policymaking and strategic implementation of International Relations and Public Policy in multiple sectors to reach  a benchmarking far more global outlook than the existing. He envisages a synthesis of Liberal and Realist schools and is an ardent post-Modernist. He also focuses on an overall Indian outlook to international issues, as well, since India serves as an exceptional example of international diplomacy.

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Ayush Banerjee

Ayush Banerjee

Author

Nick Vlahos

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Nick is a PhD student in the political science department at York University in Toronto. His dissertation is on the relationship between the partisan (de)centralization of state institutions and the (re)design of democratic authority in Britain over the post-WWII period, Related interests are linked with a desire to see participatory forms of civic engagement more integrated into democratic decision-making in Canadian municipalities. He is currently engaged with the revamp of participatory budgeting in Ward 2, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, serving on the steering committee and acting as an education coordinator.

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Nick Vlahos

Nick Vlahos

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Dragan Cvetkovic

Honorary Member

For several years, IAPSS individual member Dragan Cvetkovic served to the association by fulfilling various functions including those of Vice-President for Membership and President of the Supervisory Committee (SupCom). Dragan Cvetkovic committed himself to projects, initiatives as well as events and reforms on the legal framework of the association throughout times of organizational prosperity and deep crisis. He always showed a strong will to contribute and did not hesitate to address grievances when necessary. He stood by when serious and important decisions had and have to be taken, assisted in multiple ways to new IAPSS board members and never forgot objectives and values and before all the common case of the association.

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Dragan Cvetkovic

Dragan Cvetkovic

Honorary Member

Lara Jeich

Author

Lara Jeich is a student at the International Studies Master’s degree offered by the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (2015) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Majoring in International Political Economy, Lara is currently working on her thesis about Development Cooperation. She holds a Bachelor degree (2011) in International Relations from Universidad de San Andrés, also located in Buenos Aires. Her academic interests are vast, mostly related to International Cooperation and Development, Sustainable Development, Emerging Economies, Foreign Trade, and Global Governance. She has been part of several Academic Think Thanks both as coordinator as well as researcher. She was enrolled at AIESEC, and took part of Project Talk in Brazil, an English teaching practice based on the analysis of current International Affairs.

 

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Lara Jeich

Lara Jeich

Author

Max Lüggert

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Max Lüggert is currently a PhD student at Bonn University in Germany. He holds a Master's degree in political science, his dissertation deals with the changing political role of the European Central Bank in the wake of the current crisis.

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Max Lüggert

Max Lüggert

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Asyura Salleh

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Asyura is a former government political analyst and current PhD Candidate with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Tecnhnological University at Singapore. She has a specialised research interest in the impact of conflicting worldviews on US democracy promotion policies towards transitioning countries.

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Asyura Salleh

Asyura Salleh

Member of the Working Group 2015-2016

Gabriela Marzonetto

Honorary Member

For more than two years the IAPSS journal “POLITIKON” did not see the light of day. For various reasons, including a lack of intense commitment and dedication, this outstanding service to members of the association was not republished. Gabriela Marzonetto took over the position of Editor of POLITIKON in 2011 and lead the journal back to former glory. She did not hesitate to dedicate herself to the case and to stem this tremendous challenge by weeks and months of consecutive work. Gabriela Marzonetto, together with IAPSS ExCom Vice-President for Academic Matters, Rodrigo Vaz, initiated a new Advisory and Reviewing board, including high rank Political Science professionals from around the globe, lead a promising new team of contributers and took over the position as IAPSS Coordinator for Publications in late 2012 which directly refers to the IAPSS Vice-President for Academic Matters – shortly after the 1st volume of POLITIKON after more than 2 years was finally published in Autumn 2012.

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Gabriela Marzonetto

Gabriela Marzonetto

Honorary Member

Maren Backbier

Treasurer Coordinator
finances@iapss.org

Maren was born in Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. Currently, she is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, with a specialization in International Relations and European Politics. She is particularly interested in international security, human rights issues and the role of the European Union in the international system. She previously worked as the treasurer in the organization of the IAPSS Autumn Convention 2014 in Nijmegen. As of November 2015 she is the Treasurer of IAPSS.

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Maren Backbier

Maren Backbier

Treasurer Coordinator

Daniela Scheiblhofer

Media Coordinator - Membership Campaigns
campaign@iapss.org
Daniela is a MA student of the double degree program of the University of Konstanz in Germany and Rutgers University in the US. She received her BA in Political Science as well as a BA in Transcultural Communication from the University of Vienna in Austria. Daniela specializes in International Administration and Conflict Management as well as in United Nations and Global Policy Studies. So far, Daniela has published an article in the bimonthly journal The Austrian Peacekeeper on the topic of Women in Peacekeeping. She also co-authored the paper The Essence of Peacebuilding from a Human Rights Lens, which appeared in the manual All Human Rights for All - Guidebook on Human Rights in Fragile Situations.
Apart from university life, Daniela is an active member in different UN associations such as the Rutgers UN Club, the UN Association of the University of Konstanz and the Austrian Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA). As a MUN aficionada, Daniela has taken part in several international MUN conferences and organized the Konstanz Model United Nations 2015.
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Daniela Scheiblhofer

Daniela Scheiblhofer

Media Coordinator - Membership Campaigns

Vit Simral

Head of the Academic Department
academic@iapss.org

Vit was born near Prague, Czech Republic, graduated from the Masaryk University in Brno (Humanities, Political Science), University of Leicester (Law) and the Charles University in Prague (Historical Sociology). He continues his studies in PhD programmes at the IMT Lucca, Masaryk University and the Charles University. Currently, he divides his time between Prague and Vienna, researching the past and present of political finances in Central Europe and enjoying the varieties of the region’s cuisine.

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Vit Simral

Vit Simral

Head of the Academic Department

Veronika Kandusová

Study Trips
studytrips5@iapss.org

Veronika was born in Prague where she has completed her bachelor degree in Sociology and Social Policy. She is currently enrolled in master programme in Public and Social Policy at the same university – at the Charles University in Prague. Therefore her main academic interests are within these fields with special focus on welfare states and their policy processes, labour market policies or application of feminist critical theory in understanding how (in)equalities are part of social construction. Her first involvement in a student organization was in the Gothenburg International Student Organization (GISA) in Sweden where she studied one year during her master programme. This experience motivated her to join an international student organization at her home university – the Charles University International Club (IC CUNI) where she became an Executive Board Committee Member, recently elected as the President of the Club. She currently works on a project at the Department of Social and Public Policy and prepares for her internship at London Centre for Social Impact.

Veronika is fluent in Czech, English and believes that she will improve her level in German, Swedish and Russian. When she has free time she likes to spend it actively by travelling, reading or doing sports.

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Veronika Kandusová

Veronika Kandusová

Study Trips

Yara Nabil El-Korety

Member of the Supervisory Committee 2016-2017
supcom2@iapss.org

Yara was born in Cairo, Egypt. She got her BA in Political Science from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. She attended the 18th Summer School on Human Rights held by Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and also attended the Jean Monnet Module, an international module taught in 72 countries, discussing different topics on "The Euro Mediterranean Relations from a Southern Perspective". Yara is mainly interested in democracy and good governance which is also a critical issue for her country as it is going through a slow transition after the 25th of January Revolution in 2011. She is very keen in applying for a Master’s program in a relevant topic that combines teaching in several political science sub-disciplines. Yara currently works for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Egypt. Her mother tongue is Arabic and as foreign languages she speaks English, French and very good German. Yara’s utmost passion is cultural dialogue.

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Yara Nabil El-Korety

Yara Nabil El-Korety

Member of the Supervisory Committee 2016-2017

Arber Ahmeti

Author

Arber Ahmeti, born in Pristina, Kosovo, graduated with a degree in Law at University of Pristina and is about to conclude his postgraduate studies in International Law at University of Vienna. His research interests have focus in Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflicts, Common Foreign and Security Policy of EU and Common Security and Defence Policy of EU, Use of Force and right of self-defence, law of the sea, responsibility of states and international organisations, immunities of states, peacekeeping missions and humanitarian intervention, strategic and security studies and impact of international law in international relations. Currently, Arber Ahmeti is contributing with case reports and analysis covering jurisdiction of Albania for International Law in Domestic Courts Program at Oxford Reports in International Law of Oxford University Press.

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Arber Ahmeti

Arber Ahmeti

Author

Charlotte Hammer

Academic Think Tank Coordinator
thinktank@iapss.org

Charlotte was born 26 years ago in Cologne and holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Bonn University (Germany) as well as a Masters in Risk and Security from Durham University (UK). She is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University (UK) investigating pandemic prepardness. Her research interests revolve around Global Health, Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Action. Charlotte holds PhD studentship from Cardiff University and has previously been funded by Aberystwyth University and the German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.). Her extracurricular interests include first aid, outdoor sports and travelling. Charlotte is fluent in English, German and French and speaks Spanish and Danish at beginner’s level.

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Charlotte Hammer

Charlotte Hammer

Academic Think Tank Coordinator

Florian Zabel

Member of the Supervisory Committee 2016-2017
supcom@iapss.org

Florian has completed his Bachelor's degree at the University of Hamburg and the School of Public Policy at UCL. He has recently started his graduate studies at the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. His academic field of interest focuses on international relations, political economy and development studies with a in-depth regional expertise on West Asia and North Africa; esp. Egypt and GCC countries. Besides his strong academic dedication, Florian has gained extensive professional experiences in various fields such as development cooperation, diplomacy and academic research - both, domestically and abroad. While leading the largest department within IAPSS, Florian is also actively involved in different networks, associations and unions to abolish social inequality and educational injustice due to his personal background.

Get in contact within him via:

LinkedIn: https://fr.linkedin.com/in/florianzabel

Twitter: @Florian_Zabel

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Florian Zabel

Florian Zabel

Member of the Supervisory Committee 2016-2017

Karel Höfer

Conference Logistics
ac-program@iapss.org

Karel is currently a Ph.D. candidate and also a lecturer in political science at the Charles University in Prague where he graduated summa cum laude in the same field. Apart from that he studied and did research for some time at the New University of Lisbon, University of Ljubljana, University of Malta and University of Porto. Main fields of his specialization are comparative politics, electoral systems, state disintegration and decentralization, constitutional engineering, methodology of social sciences and former Yugoslav countries. Karel speaks English and some Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese and German. He is a member of the IAPSS, IPSA, ECPR, ČSPV and the Section of Supporters of the football club SK Slavia Praha. As a Conference Logistics Coordinator of the IAPSS Karel would like present both Charles University and Prague in the best light during the IAPSS Autumn Convention in September 2015.

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Karel Höfer

Karel Höfer

Conference Logistics

Filipa Brandao

Head of Autumn Convention & Summer School 2015
summerschool@iapss.org; winterschool@iapss.org

Born in Leiria, a small town in central Portugal, Filipa completed her BA in International Relations at  the University of Coimbra. Soon after she completed her MSc in International Security, she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, which aims to understand the discursive politics surrounding recovery processes in post-catastrophe scenarios. Her interests in political philosophy, post-political discourses, resilience studies, art, and architecture have guided her recent work.

Filipa has always been involved in different student organizations, and currently is also a member of the IAPSS Academic Think Tank. She is always looking for a new challenge and project, as well as opportunities to better herself and grow.

Other than that, she is an avid fan of fiction novels and a true foodie. She speaks Portuguese and English fluently and is looking to improve her French, Spanish and Classical Arabic.

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Filipa Brandao

Filipa Brandao

Head of Autumn Convention & Summer School 2015

Michael Valdivieso

ICLA Local Chair & Logistics / Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
icla@iapss.org; adifferentview@iapss.org

Michael Valdivieso is an International Relations and Political Science student with a minor on Philosophy at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He participated in Model United Nations in New York (NMUN-NY) in 2013 and 2014 representing France and Brazil, respectively. He is currently a staff member at the 2015 conference. Michael did an internship at UNHCR-Ecuador, where he had the opportunity to learn about migrations, human mobility, asylum, human rights and cooperation. Michael founded an International Relations student association at his university in 2014 called Student Committee for International Affairs, where he served as President. He is also part of the Authorial Board of A Different View, an academic blog published by IAPSS. Michael’s main research interests are migration, human rights, global and domestic security, political philosophy and human development.

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Michael Valdivieso

Michael Valdivieso

ICLA Local Chair & Logistics / Editor-in-Chief, A Different View

Daniela Dávila

ICLA Program

5, born in Quito-Ecuador, is an International Relations and Political Science student at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. She did an internship at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Ecuador), at the Political Studies department, where she support in an investigation project about political parties in Ecuador, decentralized governments, Ecuadorian politics and data collection processes and techniques. Since the foundation of CETI in 2014, (Comité Estudiantil de Temas Internacionales) an International Relations student’s association, Daniela has been working as a staff member at the Academic Events Committee. Her interests are: political science, development, gender studies, political culture studies, philosophy of science, culture and arts, and humanities investigation. She is fluent in Spanish, English and speaks French at an intermediate level.

 

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Daniela Dávila

Daniela Dávila

ICLA Program

IAPSS Coordinators work within the various departments of the association, each led by one member of the Executive Committee. They have co-decision right regarding the policies in their department and work on the realization of specific events, publications, projects and membership services.

All Coordinators are elected by the Executive Committee and meet during the ExCom / Coordinators meetings, held twice a year.

Riina Bhatia

Vice-President and Head of International Cooperation & Public Relations
international@iapss.org

Riina is a 22 year old, second year International Relations student in the University of Turku. Through out her life she has traveled the world and gained many experiences of different cultures. She lived a year in the United States of America when she attended high school. Next semester she will be starting her studies at the University of Granada, in Spain. She has been actively involved in different kinds of association tasks, including event management and a current presidency in the Young Federalists of Turku. She has also taken part in many of the study trips as well as other events organised by IAPSS. Her research interests includes peace and conflict studies, human rights issues and international law. She is currently studying International Relations as her major, and Contemporary History and International Law as her minors. She speaks fluent Finnish and English. She is also proficient in Swedish and Spanish. She also has a fair understanding of Punjab, through her father.

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Riina Bhatia

Riina Bhatia

Vice-President and Head of International Cooperation & Public Relations

Lisa Garbe

Seasonal Schools
studytrips@iapss.org

Lisa was born in Berlin and grew up in the South of Germany. After High school, she spent one year in Mexico in the framework of a political voluntary service. She holds a Bachelor degree in Politics and Economics and is currently enrolled in a Master program in European Studies. She is currently spending a semester in Paris. Lisa is mainly interested in Global Food Security, International Development programs and networks as well as Europeanization processes.
She speaks English, Spanish and French as well as a little Portuguese.

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Lisa Garbe

Lisa Garbe

Seasonal Schools

Pawel Pustelnik

Study Trips
studytrips2@iapss.org

Pawel is a PhD student at Cardiff University. He graduated from Social Science Research Methods Masters at Cardiff University as well as from Masters in Global Environmental Governance at Free University in Amsterdam. He also studied International Relations and Diplomacy (BA) at Wroclaw University, Wyszynski University in Warsaw and La Sapienza in Rome. Pawel has extensively worked with various student-led organisations: Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe, Religions for Peace Youth Network as well as International Young Naturefriends and others. In his research he is looking at the EU policy-making with regards to environment and he is particularly interested emissions trading systems. Previously he has been working on issues related to bio-patents and US regulations concerning agriculture. He teaches several courses at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography. Pawel is fluent in English, Polish and Italian. He is also doing fairly well in German and French. If he is not busy, he is usually running, cooking or playing violin or piano.

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Pawel Pustelnik

Pawel Pustelnik

Study Trips

Wilfred Dominic Josue

World Congress Coordinator (Logistics)
worldcongress@iapss.org

Wilfred Dominic Josue finished his Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science from De La Salle University - Manila in the Philippines. 2014 was when he left his hometown to pursue Graduate studies abroad. He recently finished his Master of Arts in Politics and German Post War History from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include Technology and Politics, German Post War History, Security in the South China Sea and ASEAN-EU issues. Currently he is preparing for his Doctoral Program and as topic he would like to explore the complexities of the EU – China relations on Cyber Security. Having attended two Conferences of IAPSS in 2015, Wilfred is ready to help and he hopes that through his initiatives the IAPSS will have more involvement in the Asia-Pacific and Students from this continent will also be able to have more presence in the organization.

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Wilfred Dominic Josue

Wilfred Dominic Josue

World Congress Coordinator (Logistics)

Kristin Noack

Seasonal Schools
summerschool3@iapss.org

Kristin is currently enrolled in a Master’s programme in European Studies in Leipzig, Germany. During her MA, she spent a semester abroad in St Petersburg feeding into her fascination with post-socialist countries. Prior to that she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Leipzig and SciencesPo Paris.

Her research interests have focused on European neighbourhood policy, policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe and gender inequality. At the moment she is working on her Master’s thesis on migrant domestic and care workers from Central and Eastern Europe in Germany. Kristin is fluent in English and French. She is also very eager to improve her Dutch and Russian

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Kristin Noack

Kristin Noack

Seasonal Schools

Colleen O'Connor

Study Trips
studytrips4@iapss.org

Colleen is originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA. She received her Bachelors Degree from Boston College in Sociology and German with a minor in Environmental Studies. She came to Germany in 2010 on a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English for one year and has not left. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Würzburg in Germany, where she also worked as an English lecturer for three years. Colleen has additionallz spent time at the UN in Bangkok, working on water and sanitation-related issues and at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She is currently working for a German organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Her interests include international relations, comparative politics, public health, education, and environmental issues. She is fluent in English and German and can get by with some Spanish. In her free time Colleen enjoys traveling, playing lacrosse, photography, reading, and trying new food.

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Colleen O'Connor

Colleen O'Connor

Study Trips

Tobias Jerzewski

Seasonal Schools
summerschool2@iapss.org

Tobias has completed a bachelor degree in Political Science at the Free University Berlin and HEC Paris. He has recently started a dual master's degree in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris and the Free University Berlin. In addition to classic European and Franco-German issues, Tobias developed a sense of curiosity about the Eastern dimension of the European Integration. On one hand, he focused in this context on Poland’s role within the EU – for instance, it is an important growth country, which seems to find its role as a regional leader. On the other hand, he examined the neighbourhood policy towards the Ukraine in the complex network with Russia. Additionally to the European politics based field of study, he showed active interest about the history of ideas. In fact, it constitutes the foundations a political scientist requires to decipher complex problems back to their roots.

Besides his addiction to French “savoir vivre”, he is a true sports lover. He speaks German, French and English fluently and is looking to improve his Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.

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Tobias Jerzewski

Tobias Jerzewski

Seasonal Schools

Adriana Carolina Garces

ICLA: Public Relations
icla-pr@iapss.org

Born in Quito, Ecuador, Adriana is a 21 years old political scientist that got her Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Political Science (Cum Laude) in Universidad San Francisco de Quito on June, 2013. Likewise, she worked as a teaching assistant for the following courses: “Introduction to Political Science”, “Political Culture” “US Politics and Government”, “Compared Political Systems”, and “Electoral Political Campaigns Workshop” for a year. Adriana also worked as an independent political consultant, while studying, and served as a research assistant for the  Latin American Public Opinion Project in Ecuador. Nowadays, she lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is getting her  MA in Political Science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where she expects to graduate on December, 2015. Her  research and academic interests include international politics (with emphasis on Latin America), comparative politics  (with focus on democracy studies), political psychology and political sociology. During her spare time, she enjoys  writing short stories, reading literature, traveling to remote places, and enhancing her perpetual romance with food.

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Adriana Carolina Garces

Adriana Carolina Garces

ICLA: Public Relations

Nabih Dahik

ICLA Administration & Fundraising
icla-administration@iapss.org
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Nabih Dahik

Nabih Dahik

ICLA Administration & Fundraising

Laura Dunkley

World Congress Coordinator
wc-info@iapss.org

Laura is a British student currently studying for her second MA degree in International Relations at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Previous to this she completed her Bachelors degree and first MA degree at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, with a focus on International Relations and German. Her main research interests have focused on women in conflict, preventing conflict-related sexual violence, gender mainstreaming and gender inequality. Additionally, Laura is one of the early members of the newly established Women's Equality Party in the UK.

Prior to Bamberg, Laura worked as the International Partnership Coordinator and PA to the Pro-Vice Chancellor International in Aston University's International Office. Now, however, in Bamberg, she is a student assistant for the Bamberg Graduate School for Social Sciences. She grew up bilingual speaking English and German, but is also currently learning French. Outside of studying and work, her interests lie in yoga, fitness, reading and travelling.

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Laura Dunkley

Laura Dunkley

World Congress Coordinator

Daria Goscinska

World Congress Coordinator (Panels)
wc-panels@iapss.org

Daria was born in Szczecin, Poland, in 1990, but grew up in Germany. She has studied political science (B.A.) in Berlin, including an exchange semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. Afterwards, she graduated with a Master in European Science, a programme supported by the German Foreign Ministry and all three Berlin Universities. She wrote her master thesis about the transposition of the cross-border healthcare Directive. As for now, Daria is studying in a Double Degree Master "Public Policy and Management". Therefore, she spent the last year at the French Business School HEC Paris, learning about Business and Management. Currently, in her second year, she is dealing with various political science topics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Regarding academic interests, her focus lies with the European Union, International Relations and Regional Cooperation as well as International Political Economy. Next to her studies, she is working part time at the Fraunhofer-Institute in Berlin and engaging in peer reviewing and mentoring activities. For her future, she would like to work at the interface between politics and economics.

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Daria Goscinska

Daria Goscinska

World Congress Coordinator (Panels)

Daniela Scheiblhofer

Media Coordinator - Membership Campaigns
campaign@iapss.org
Daniela is a MA student of the double degree program of the University of Konstanz in Germany and Rutgers University in the US. She received her BA in Political Science as well as a BA in Transcultural Communication from the University of Vienna in Austria. Daniela specializes in International Administration and Conflict Management as well as in United Nations and Global Policy Studies. So far, Daniela has published an article in the bimonthly journal The Austrian Peacekeeper on the topic of Women in Peacekeeping. She also co-authored the paper The Essence of Peacebuilding from a Human Rights Lens, which appeared in the manual All Human Rights for All - Guidebook on Human Rights in Fragile Situations.
Apart from university life, Daniela is an active member in different UN associations such as the Rutgers UN Club, the UN Association of the University of Konstanz and the Austrian Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA). As a MUN aficionada, Daniela has taken part in several international MUN conferences and organized the Konstanz Model United Nations 2015.
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Daniela Scheiblhofer

Daniela Scheiblhofer

Media Coordinator - Membership Campaigns

Hadas Kushelevich

Web-site Coordinator
website@iapss.org

<p style="text-align: justify">Hadas Kushelevich is from Israel. She completed her Bachelor’s degree and graduate school in Japanese studies and Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently she lives in Japan, after completed her Master, continued to the doctoral courses at Osaka University Graduate School of Law and politics, major in Public Administration.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify">Hadas have previous experience in web coordinating, commercial websites and political and social oriented websites. As a student at the Hebrew University she participates and initiated several social oriented activities, coordinating between public organization and hundreds of activist. In the same time, as research assistance, she completed a comparative research regarding the quality of higher education and created an online platform for a journal in the topic. Following this study, she joined the National Union of Israel Students Academic division team. As a team member she focused on student s rights in the national level, student welfare, academic level and more.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify">Hadas’ thesis focuses on the post war Drug and Medical Devices regulatory bodies and the Drug market in Japan, within the framework of the Reputation Approach. As a student in Japan she would like to promote in Japan the international activities for political science students , such as the International Association of Political Science Students.</p>

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Hadas Kushelevich

Hadas Kushelevich

Web-site Coordinator

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja

Seasonal Schools
winterschool3@iapss.org

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja is a student, young scholar and activist. He enjoys citizenship from Mexico and Finland and holds a BA in Multicultural Relations from Universidad de las Americas Puebla. Nowadays, he is in the final stage of the joint MA in Political Science and South Eastern European Studies granted by University of Belgrade, Graz, Skopje and Zagreb. In the professional level, he has being a Research Fellow in the Belgrade Security Policy Center and Documenta: Centre for Dealing with the Past (Zagreb) and soon will work in a short project at the Center for Research and Policy Making (Skopje). For the last two years he has lived in the Western Balkan region. Some of his interests are nationalism, EU integration, party systems in post-conflict countries, reconciliation process, democratization, human rights and collective memories. In addition to his native Spanish, he is fluent in English, intermediate in French and Serbocroatian and have some knowledge of Italian and Finnish. Besides from his greatest passion (which is the SEE region), he enjoys travelling, team sports, cooking, reading history books and making friends from all over the world.

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Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja

Seasonal Schools

Salma H. Soliman

Seasonal Schools
winterschool2@iapss.org

Salma is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She obtained her BSc in Political Science from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in Egypt. In the past, Salma worked at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin and helped organize the annual summer school and an alumni conference where she met people from all over Europe and North Africa and discovered her passion for intercultural exchange. Her research areas of interest include Islamic political theory, Middle East politics, cultural and gender studies in the Arab world and media and political communication. Salma’s mother tongue is Arabic, and she speaks fluent German and English. These days, she is learning Spanish and Turkish while trying to find time to advance her French.

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Salma H. Soliman

Salma H. Soliman

Seasonal Schools

Veronika Kandusová

Study Trips
studytrips5@iapss.org

Veronika was born in Prague where she has completed her bachelor degree in Sociology and Social Policy. She is currently enrolled in master programme in Public and Social Policy at the same university – at the Charles University in Prague. Therefore her main academic interests are within these fields with special focus on welfare states and their policy processes, labour market policies or application of feminist critical theory in understanding how (in)equalities are part of social construction. Her first involvement in a student organization was in the Gothenburg International Student Organization (GISA) in Sweden where she studied one year during her master programme. This experience motivated her to join an international student organization at her home university – the Charles University International Club (IC CUNI) where she became an Executive Board Committee Member, recently elected as the President of the Club. She currently works on a project at the Department of Social and Public Policy and prepares for her internship at London Centre for Social Impact.

Veronika is fluent in Czech, English and believes that she will improve her level in German, Swedish and Russian. When she has free time she likes to spend it actively by travelling, reading or doing sports.

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Veronika Kandusová

Veronika Kandusová

Study Trips

Charlotte Hammer

Academic Think Tank Coordinator
thinktank@iapss.org

Charlotte was born 26 years ago in Cologne and holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Bonn University (Germany) as well as a Masters in Risk and Security from Durham University (UK). She is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University (UK) investigating pandemic prepardness. Her research interests revolve around Global Health, Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Action. Charlotte holds PhD studentship from Cardiff University and has previously been funded by Aberystwyth University and the German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.). Her extracurricular interests include first aid, outdoor sports and travelling. Charlotte is fluent in English, German and French and speaks Spanish and Danish at beginner’s level.

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Charlotte Hammer

Charlotte Hammer

Academic Think Tank Coordinator

Karel Höfer

Conference Logistics
ac-program@iapss.org

Karel is currently a Ph.D. candidate and also a lecturer in political science at the Charles University in Prague where he graduated summa cum laude in the same field. Apart from that he studied and did research for some time at the New University of Lisbon, University of Ljubljana, University of Malta and University of Porto. Main fields of his specialization are comparative politics, electoral systems, state disintegration and decentralization, constitutional engineering, methodology of social sciences and former Yugoslav countries. Karel speaks English and some Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese and German. He is a member of the IAPSS, IPSA, ECPR, ČSPV and the Section of Supporters of the football club SK Slavia Praha. As a Conference Logistics Coordinator of the IAPSS Karel would like present both Charles University and Prague in the best light during the IAPSS Autumn Convention in September 2015.

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Karel Höfer

Karel Höfer

Conference Logistics

Filipa Brandao

Head of Autumn Convention & Summer School 2015
summerschool@iapss.org; winterschool@iapss.org

Born in Leiria, a small town in central Portugal, Filipa completed her BA in International Relations at  the University of Coimbra. Soon after she completed her MSc in International Security, she is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, which aims to understand the discursive politics surrounding recovery processes in post-catastrophe scenarios. Her interests in political philosophy, post-political discourses, resilience studies, art, and architecture have guided her recent work.

Filipa has always been involved in different student organizations, and currently is also a member of the IAPSS Academic Think Tank. She is always looking for a new challenge and project, as well as opportunities to better herself and grow.

Other than that, she is an avid fan of fiction novels and a true foodie. She speaks Portuguese and English fluently and is looking to improve her French, Spanish and Classical Arabic.

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Filipa Brandao

Filipa Brandao

Head of Autumn Convention & Summer School 2015

Daniela Dávila

ICLA Program

5, born in Quito-Ecuador, is an International Relations and Political Science student at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. She did an internship at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Ecuador), at the Political Studies department, where she support in an investigation project about political parties in Ecuador, decentralized governments, Ecuadorian politics and data collection processes and techniques. Since the foundation of CETI in 2014, (Comité Estudiantil de Temas Internacionales) an International Relations student’s association, Daniela has been working as a staff member at the Academic Events Committee. Her interests are: political science, development, gender studies, political culture studies, philosophy of science, culture and arts, and humanities investigation. She is fluent in Spanish, English and speaks French at an intermediate level.

 

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Daniela Dávila

Daniela Dávila

ICLA Program