Faculty Members

A key benefit of our program is the outstandingly low student-faculty ratio (3:1), offering you ample opportunities to engage withyour instructors. Studying with the CGP programs is an intense learning experience, so collegial relations with faculty members really do make a difference.

The programs modules are taught by renowned scholars and experts from around the world. The international network of our faculty is a core element of the program's uniqueness and complements its high quality standards.

Dr. Ipshita Basu

Dr. Ipshita Basu

Ipshita Basu is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Westminster, London and teaches the module "Policy Issues: Narratives and the Cultural Factor".

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Ingo Bordon

Dr. Ingo Bordon

Ingo Bordon currently works as a risk analyst in the German cooperative banking sector. He teaches the module "Global Flows: Capital and Finance".

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Dr. Barbara Dietz

Dr. Barbara Dietz

Barbara Dietz is head of the Department of Migration and Integration at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg and teaches the module "Global Flows: Migration".

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Dr. Stefan Engert

Dr. Stefan Engert

Stefan Engert is a visiting lecturer at the University of Potsdam. He is the deputy head of the Crisis Prevention and Coordination unit at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin, where he works full time.

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Dr. Stephan Heidenhain

Dr. iur. Stephan Heidenhain

Stephan Heidenhain studied law in Tübingen and Berlin (FU). He is the instructor for our Law Module in East European Studies.

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Julian Junk

Julian Junk

Julian Junk is co-leader of the research projects "Administrative Science Meets Peacekeeping" and "Coping with the complex side of bureaucracy" and teaches the modules "Changing Patters of Governance" and "Initiation: Study Global Politics".

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Dr. Georgiy Kasianov

Prof. Dr. Georgiy Kasianov

Georgiy Kasianov is Head of Department of Contemporary History and Politics at the Institute of History of Ukraine (Kyiv) and professor at the National University 'Kyiv Mohyla Academy' and teaches the module "Eastern Europe: A Dissolving Concept?".

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Dr. Daniel Kuchler

Dr. Daniel Kuchler

Daniel Kuchlers' research interests include History of Political Thought, Theory of International Relations and Modern Political Philosophy. He is instructor of the module "Explaining Global Politics: The Game of Using Theories".

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Daria Bocharnikova

Daria Bocharnikova

Daria Bocharnikova lived and worked in Yekaterinburg and Saint Petersburg, undertook postgraduate studies in Italy and the US. She teaches the Module Humanities for East European Studies Online.

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Irina Busygina

Prof. Dr. Irina Busygina

Irina Busygina is Head of the Center for Regional Political Studies at MGIMO. She teaches the Module Politics for East European Studies Online.

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Dr. Andrey Makarychev

Prof. Dr. Andrey Makarychev

Andrey S. Makarychev is Head of Academic Unit, Civil Service Academy in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and teaches the module "Lost in Transformation: Comparative Area Studies".

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Na’ama Nagar

Dr. Na'ama Nagar

Na'ama Nagar is a teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University and is instructor of the module "Global Flows: ICT Powered Governance Modes".

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Prof. Patricia Maulden

Prof. Patricia A. Maulden

Patricia Maulden is Professor of Conflict Resolution and Director of the Dialoge and Difference Project at George Mason University and teaches the module "Policy Issues: Conflict Management and Reconciliation".

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Sergei Medvedev

Prof. Sergei Medvedev

Sergei Medvedev has taught courses on Russian/Soviet and security studies. He published on post- Soviet studies, European security, political geography, cultural anthropology and semiotics. He teaches the module "Russia: Eternal Enigmas".

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Dr. Dmitri Mitin

Dr. Dmitri Mitin

Dmitri Mitin's current appointment is with the School of International and Public Affairs at North Carolina State University. He is the instructor of the module "Global Flows: Energy".

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Ilya Kalinin

Ilya Kalinin

Ilya Kalinin is an Associate Professor at Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St.-Petersburg State University. He teaches the Module Humanities for East European Studies Online.

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Pari Namazie

Dr. Pari Namazie

Dr. Pari Namzie is a member of the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) Europe. She teaches the module "Intercultural Communications" for East European Studies Online.

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Simon Raiser

Simon Raiser

Simon Raiser has been working as Freelance Trainer and teacher in political education with a special focus on International Relations and teaches the module "The Applied Side: How to Bargain in Global Politics".

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Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

Dr. Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova teaches courses in comparative politics, post-communist politics, international studies and international political economy. She holds a award winning PhD in Political Science from George Washington University.

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Christina Sieber

Dr. Christina Sieber

Christina Sieber is a trainer, a project manager and teaches the module "The Applied Side: How to Run Projects".

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Dr. Tommaso Durante

Dr. Tommaso Durante

Tommaso Durante is Lecturer in Global Studies at the RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and teaches the module "Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges".

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Andreas von Staden

Prof. Andreas von Staden

Andreas von Staden is Assistant Professor of Political Science, especially Global Governance, at the University of Hamburg and teaches the module "Changing Patterns of Governance - The Evolution of the State".

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Dr. Noah Toly

Dr. Noah Toly

Noah Toly is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College and the Director of the Urban Studies Program and teaches the module "Policy Issues: Global Cities".

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Bjoern Warkalla

Björn Warkalla

Björn Warkalla works together with Simon Raiser as freelance trainer and teacher in political education with a special focus on International Relations and teaches the module "The Applied Side: How to Bargain in Global Politics".

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Anna Royon-Weigelt

Anna Royon-Weigelt

Anna Royon-Weigelt worked both for the public sector and private sector in an international context for the last 12 years as a coordinator, project manager, consultant and trainer and teaches the module "The Applied Side: How to Run Projects".

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Dr. Erin Wilson

Dr. Erin K. Wilson

Erin K. Wilson is the Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen and teaches the module "Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges".

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Dr. Kerstin Zimmer

Dr. Kerstin Zimmer

Kerstin Zimmer studied political sciences, sociology and economics at Frankfurt University. She teaches the module "Society" for East European Studies Online.

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Evert van der Zweerde

Prof. Dr. Evert van der Zweerde

Evert van der Zweerde teaches political philosophy at Radboud university, has conducted researches for networks like the NISIS and is editor for the Journal of Eastern Christian Studies among others. He teaches the module "Overview: Studying Areas".

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Eugene Nivorozhkin

Eugene Nivorozhkin

Eugene Nivorozhkin is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies. Hi teaches the Module Economics for East European Studies Online.

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