I had already decided what I was really interested in when I first started browsing colour maps of the world at primary school.My naive desire to travel to every country on earth, or at least to get to know them started to raise at that time. This is why I chose to study International Studies at university, and later Russian Studies. Thanks to providence, I have the opportunity to do my "map-viewing" in an academic way, which is why I started a doctorate in geopolitics. For me, the most relevant experiences prior to MCC were my - often improvisational and unorthodox - travels abroad.
I would like to enrich all this knowledge at MCC and pass it on to the students who study here and to the wider public who read our research and publications. My aim is to show how complex and interesting the world is and how much fun it is to explore it. My personal interests lie mainly in Russia and geopolitical and other social science issues directly or indirectly related to it.
Students who get into the MCC are really lucky, as they gain knowledge and experience that they don't get in traditional academia. I hope that my work will help to raise the quality of teaching at the Collegium to an even higher level than before, and to enhance the reputation of the institution in the field of research.