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.

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.

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.