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2nd UC online Webinar held last Wednesday

CGP PhD candidate Kristina Piilik gave a presentation on democratization efforts in the Former Soviet Union at the Second University Consortium Webinar last week.

News from Feb 17, 2016

The Second University Consortium (UC) Webinar was held on Wednesday, the 10th of February, at Harvard University. The event was broadcasted live from the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies to the participating University Consortium members. The webinar was part of the second University Consortium module, which is a one week exchange of students from the different UC members to another member organization. During this exchange week, the participating master level students and PhD candidates had a tight but extremely interesting time schedule, with many exciting events and lectures from guest speakers. The Webinar was a great chance for the University Consortium Fellows to present their research and get feedback. The webinar audience had the opportunity to participate at the event through sending their comments and questions via Twitter.

Kristina Piilik, Center for Global Politics PhD candidate and UC fellow from Freie Universität Berlin, held a presentation on “The Role of the European Union, the United States of America, and the Russian Federation in Democratization Efforts in the Former Soviet Socialist Republics after the Dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics”. She finds the University Consortium a unique academic project as it is connecting students and experts from the different partner institutions in a new and innovative way. The module and the Webinar have been excellent platforms for her to exchange ideas and gain better knowledge about her research interests.

The next University Consortium Module and Webinar will be hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin in Autumn 2016.