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Expertise

Transatlantic relations; US grand strategy; NATO; transformation of war; security in northern and eastern Europe

Degrees

PhD candidate in political science, University of Tartu
(Dissertation: “The Risk Society and Deterioration in Stabilization Policy: US Leadership, the NATO Alliance and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan”)

MSc in security studies, University College London, 2011

MA in European Union – Russia studies, University of Tartu, 2011

BA (Hons.) in history and politics, University College Dublin, 2009  

Language skills

English, Irish (Estonian, German)

Expertise

Transatlantic relations; US grand strategy; NATO; transformation of war; security in northern and eastern Europe

Work experience

University Teaching Experience

Foreign Policy Analysis (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2017/2018; 2018/2019; 2019/2020) 6 ECTS

US Foreign Policy (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2019/2020) 6 ECTS

EU in International Politics (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2017/2018) 6 ECTS

EU Security Policy (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2016/2017; 2018/2019) 6ECTS

Transatlantic Relations (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2013/2014; 2014/2015) 6 ECTS

Security and Insecurity in South-East Asia (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2013/2014) 6ECTS

Security Challenges in the Asia-Pacific (Co-Convened with Prof. Eiki Berg, University of Tartu, 2019/2020) 6ECTS

Alliances in International Politics (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2016/2017; 2019/2020) 3ECTS

Power in International Politics (Convening Lecturer, University of Tartu, 2016/2017; 2018/2019) 6ECTS 

International Conflicts (Convening Lecturer, Estonian School of Diplomacy, 2015/2016) 3ECTS

Media Outreach

My expert media briefings and commentary on international affairs, security and defence have been quoted in the Finnish press by Etelä Suomen Sanomat, Hufvudstadsbladet, Ilta-Sanomat, Lapin Kansa, Ilta-Sanomat, Savon Sanomat, Suomenmaa, and Suomen Tietotoimisto (Finnish News Agency); and in the international press by the New York Times (United States), the Irish Times (Dublin), the Irish Examiner (Dublin/Cork), the Baltic Times (Latvia), Tartu Postimees (Estonia), TV3 (Estonia), Eesti Rahvusringhääling (the Estonian Public Broadcasting Service), Semana (Colombia), Capital (Bulgaria), Delfi TV (Lithuania), Il Post (Italy), La Croix (France), the UK Defence Journal (United Kingdom), and Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija (Lithuanian National Radio and Television).

Visiting Fellowships and Awards

September—December 2020, visiting research fellowship at the Centre for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark (funded by EU DoRa+ research mobility).

July—August 2019, Think Visegrád Fellowship at the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague, Czech Republic.

Degrees

PhD candidate in political science, University of Tartu
(Dissertation: “The Risk Society and Deterioration in Stabilization Policy: US Leadership, the NATO Alliance and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan”)

MSc in security studies, University College London, 2011

MA in European Union – Russia studies, University of Tartu, 2011

BA (Hons.) in history and politics, University College Dublin, 2009  

Language skills

English, Irish (Estonian, German)

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