Ekaterina Gorbunova is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Sciences (University of Lisbon) and Research Fellow at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (New University of Lisbon).
Her research has focused on democratisation and quality of democracy, political attitudes and political culture, global governance and educational policy. She has participated in a series of research projects including Barometer of the Quality of Democracy, Portugal´s Electoral Compass, G8 Analytical and Compliance Studies, EU as a Global Transformative Power, Tuning Educational Structures, and OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. She recently published “Portuguese Citizens´ Support for Democracy: 40 Years after the Carnation Revolution” in South European Society and Politics (with E.R. Sanches).
BA International Relations, Dublin City University, 2008. MA, International Security and Conflict Studies, Dublin City University, 2009. PhD, Political Science, Dublin City University, 2016.
Ian completed his doctoral studies at Dublin City University under the supervision of Professors Iain McMenamin and Francesco Cavatorta (Université Laval). His research primarily focuses on regime change in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly the role the institutional interests of elite actors play in shaping political outcomes. His doctoral research has seen Ian conduct research in Egypt and Tunisia. Other research interests include the international relations of the Middle East and the politics of economic reforms in North Africa.
Orestis Tsagklas was born in Athens and he is a Ph.D. at the Panteion University, Athens in the research field of Economic European Integration and International Political Economy. He has graduated from the Department of International and European Studies of Piraeus University and he has made postgraduate studies on Sustainable Development at Charokopeion University, Athens and on Cultural Units Administration at Hellenic Open University.
Orestis has been elected as a City Councillor in Glyfada, Athens Municipality and he is legislated for the Municipality’s International and European Relations. His research interests are related to currency unions and their political systems.
Adonis Pegasiou holds a PhD in Politics (University of Manchester), an MSc in European Policy Studies (University of Bristol) and a BSc in Economics (London School of Economics (LSE)). Following his doctoral studies, he held positions in the public and private sectors until he was awarded post-doctoral research funding by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the ‘Europeanisation of Cyprus’s economy’.
For the duration of the post-doctoral project, he was based at the EUC Research Centre (Cyprus) and was also a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. Currently he is involved in numerous research projects, while he also lectures on a part-time basis at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus and the European University Cyprus. His research interests focus on the Varieties of Capitalism theory and the European Union politics and policies.
Rubén has a PhD in Political Science, is Research and Teaching Fellow at the UNED (Spain). Until this moment, his field of expertise has been related with the post-Soviet area where he has developed fieldwork in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. His research concerns are focused on the study of the EU-Russia relations, State-building and political regimes, post-soviet revolutions and political instability, as well as the persistence of informal institutions.
Rubén has published broadly in refereed journals and publishers such as Routledge or Rowman and Littlefield amongst others. Ruiz Ramas is the editor of a collectively authored book published on June 2016: “Ucrania. De la Revolución del Maidán a la Guerra del Donbass”.
Ragnar is pursuing a PhD in Governance at the Hertie School of Governance under the supervision of Prof. Christian Joerges. His research centers on the range of paths taken by Iceland and Ireland in their use of transitional justice mechanisms such as truth reports, trials, reparations and constitutional reform. Prior to joining
Prior to joining Hertie, Ragnar worked for the International Monetary Fund in Reykjavik, the peacebuilding organization Conciliation Resources in London and, prior to that, for the Icelandic foreign service. He holds an MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a BA in political science from the University of Iceland.