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 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 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.
Mina Ghassaban Kjellén
Mina is in her second year of the Master’s Programme in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Her main interest lies in the Middle East and North Africa region, particularly on issues concerning democratization, governance, political identities and the relationship between these and ideological frameworks such as political Islam and postcolonialism. She also has a large interest in languages, having studied French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Persian. Mina did a short-term internship at The Program on Governance and Local Development in June 2017, assisting with the Workshop on Islamists and Local Politics co-hosted with the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS). For the fall semester’s internship, she looks forward to learn more about the thematic areas of governance and local development, as well as getting further insight on the research conducted at the Department of Political Science at UoG.
Anita Rind is currently a second year student of the Global Studies Master’s Program at the University of Gothenburg. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies with focus on Chinese Studies from Heidelberg University, Germany. Her main areas of interest lie in gender relations, policy effectiveness, and East Asian politics. She is fluent in German and Mandarin. In her spare time, she enjoys apartment hunting in the city of Gothenburg and staying up to date with the latest food trends.