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Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES)

Guest Researchers


Randall Halle

Guest stay: 1 June 2019 - 1 September 2020

Randall Halle is Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a founding member and Director of the graduate program in Critical European Culture Studies there.

Olga Nosova

Second guest stay: 1 October - 31 December 2019

First guest stay: 1 October - 31 December 2019

Publication: International Journal of Innovation and Business Strategy (IJIBS)


Mikhail (Mykhailo) Minakov

Guest stay: 01 April 2017 -31 March 2019

The major academic interest of Mikhail Minakov lies in the areas of political philosophy, political theory and history of modernity in the Eastern Europe and Western Eurasia. Find out more about Mikhail Minakov here.

* Funded by the DAAD through Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Germany Scholarship


Paulina Pospieszna

Guest stay: 21 November 2018 - 30 January 2019

Assistant Professor
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Department of Political Science and Journalism

V-Dem Country Coordinator on Poland

Research projects at the IFES:

  • “The role of non-state actors in CEE”, Guest stay: 7 December - 14 December 2017
  • "Democratic Innovation in Poland and Eastern Germany: Paving the way to democratic resilience?".