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.

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