Larisa Kuzmicheva at IEP

The research stay of Larisa Kuzmicheva, SPES fellow from Russia, took place in the period of 4-30 January 2010, during which she interviewed many researchers and experts from Berlin based institutes as well as public institutions, and participated in an expert workshop on ESDP missions organized at the IEP.

Before she came to Berlin, Larisa concluded another research stay at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs between 7 September and 4 October 2009, where she met with experts in the context of the SPES programme. Furthermore, she conducted interviews in Moscow with researchers in the field related to her SPES project: “Unresolved conflicts in the common neighborhood: comparative analysis of the EU’s and Russia’s policies.”
Larisa’s research stays in Berlin will be complemented by a research trip to Brussels (8-11 March 2010) where she will meet scholars and political actors working on EU-Russia relations.
Since 2005 Larisa has worked as a senior lecturer in the Department of Socio-Political Sciences, Yaroslavl State University (Russia). She holds a PhD in History, while her academic work focuses mainly on external relations of the European Union, EU-Russia cooperation, and evolution of EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/European Security and Defense Policy. In addition to that, Larisa has held visiting position at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Sciences (Brno, the Czech Republic).
Larisa took part in several research programmes. For instance, in years 2002-2003 she was a German Chancellor Scholar (funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), in 2006 she received Fulbright scholarship, and in years 2006-2007 she participated in European Foreign and Security Studies Programme (co-funded by VolkswagenStiftung, Hanover/Germany, Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino/Italy, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Stockholm/Sweden). Consequently, she presented as well as attended numerous conferences on EU-Russia relations, Russian foreign policy, and EU external policies, and published a great deal of her research in Russian, German, English and Slovak.