GLD Alumni


Anmar Kamalaldin

Anmar was born and raised in Manama, the capital of the smallest country in the Middle East, Bahrain. Anmar has a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), where he researched the topic of Sustainability Education for his Master’s thesis. His previous academic background was in business, as he did a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick (UK), followed by a Master’s degree in International Management for Middle East and North Africa at the University of London. Anmar has five years’ work experience in banking, as he was a manager at Gulf International Bank, a major wholesale bank in Bahrain. He currently works as an Assistant Researcher for GLD. Anmar enjoys reading, playing piano, travelling and drinking coffee!

Evangelia Varagka

Evangelia holds a bachelor degree in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and a Master Degree in European Studies from the University of Gothenburg. She has worked as freelance lawyer, having her own firm for five years, and she is a member of Katerini Bar Association (Greece). Evangelia is interested in topics related to the EU integration, migration, gender issues, corruption and accountability. She hopes that her internship at GLD program would enrich her knowledge on governance and local development and would give her an insight on the working life of a researcher. Evangelia speaks three languages English, Italian and French and she is currently learning Swedish. In her free time she likes to travel, hike, read books and meet with friends.   

Max Peterson

Max Peterson is in his first year of the Master Program in European Studies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Gothenburg where he also studied International Relations and Spanish. His main interests European and Middle Eastern politics and especially issues concerning governance. He also loves culture and reads everything from classics to current literature. Max thinks that the internship at GLD can provide him with valuable experience and skills that he can have use for in the future.

Yuying Chen

Yuying Chen is a second year master student of the International Administration and Global Governance program, doing a double degree master between the University of Gothenburg and Fudan University. She got a Bachelor of International Politics and Bachelor of Economics from Xiamen University. Yuying has developed a keen interest in research on global development and governance issues. She worked as a research assistant in the Center for Asia-Pacific Cooperation and Governance, Fudan University. She was a Public Relations intern in the U.S Department of Labor from January 2015 to June 2015, a consulting intern in Mercer Consulting Company from January 2016 to May 2016, as well as a four-month intern in the Department of Public Information, United Nations Headquarters.

Hanna Buznytska

Hanna Buznytska is currently studying the International Administration and Global Governance Master Program in the University of Gothenburg. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in Kyiv, Ukraine, she went to do the European Voluntary Service in a small town in Poland, where she was working with the local community promoting multiculturalism and human rights. She has also been active in public relations in AEGEE (European Students’ Forum) for several years, and has held a board position in AEGEE Election Observation, which deals with assessment of engagement of youth in elections in Europe. Currently she is responsible for PR in the Society of International Affairs Gothenburg. During the internship at GLD, Hanna will mainly be working with report writing, social media, and public relations. She is particularly interested in corruption, gender relations in politics, development aid distribution, and impact of the social institutions on quality of governance. She hopes that her internship at GLD will help her gain some practical knowledge about the abovevmentioned issues, as well as choose a topic for her Master thesis.