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German Studies Russia is a joint study program at Freie Universität Berlin and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Program directors and initiators are Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers and Prof. Alexei D. Voskressenski. Dominik Sonnleitner is CSR’s Project Coordinator in Berlin. He is supported by the tutors Magdalena Patalong and Manuel von Mettenheim in Moscow. Additional support is provided by the student assistant Denis Boriskin in Berlin.

Cooperation partners

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin was successful in the second round of funding from the federal and state Initiative for Excellence. The applications for the future strategy and three clusters of excellence as well as three graduate schools of Freie Universität Berlin have been approved. Freie Universität is now one of the nine “universities of excellence” in the Federal Republic of Germany. FU Berlin is one of the leading universities in Germany and distinguishes itself through its modern and international character. In university rankings Freie Universität places among the best universities.

Moscow State Institute of International Relations - MGIMO

MGIMO is Russia's most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russia’s greatest city.

MGIMO’s diverse student body of 6,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. MGIMO offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels — from international law, political science, and economics, to journalism, business management, and energy policy. International undergraduates can pursue intellectually challenging and exciting coursework alongside their Russian peers. Students seeking a Master degree can apply for one of MGIMO’s groundbreaking double-degree programs, offered in partnership with international institutions, or seek a place in one of more than thirty MA programs taught in Russian.

Program directors

Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers
Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers

Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers

Klaus Segbers holds the chair of Political Science at the Institute for East European Studies and is professor for International Relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science at FU Berlin. His academic expertise extends to the areas of foreign policy analysis and international relations, in particular international political economy and issues of globalization. Furthermore, he focuses on designing innovative concepts of knowledge-building and transfer, including the development of e-education and blended learning programs in international contexts.

Prof. Dr. Alexei D. Voskressenski
Prof. Dr. Alexei D. Voskressenski

Prof. Dr. Alexei D. Voskressenski

Alexei D. Voskressenski is the Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences at MGIMO. He completed his study of Chinese studies at the Lomonosov University in Moscow. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Manchester and the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Moscow. He is the author of several monographs and articles, and has edited numerous anthologies. His latest publication deals with policy in the Far East (The East and Politics: Political Systems, Political Cultures, Political Process, Aspect Press, 2011). Since 2010 he is also program director of German Studies Russia.

Team

Dominik Sonnleitner
Dominik Sonnleitner

Project coordinator

Dominik Sonnleitner

Dominik Sonnleitner studied Political Science (BA) in Regensburg and Prague and completed the Master's program in European Studies at the three universities of Berlin (FU, HU, TU) in September 2013. During his studies, he worked at the Eastern Institute in Regensburg. He has worked at the Center for Global Politics since 2012, initially for the MA International Relations Online and the alumni network. Since October 2013 Dominik has worked as a project coordinator for German Studies Russia.

Tutor ''Economy''

Manuel von Mettenheim
Manuel von Mettenheim

Manuel von Mettenheim

Manuel von Mettenheim completed a double-degree Bachelor program of the Potsdam University in the subjects of National Economy (B.Sc) and Politics and Management. In October 2016 he started his Master program Public Economics (M.Sc.) at the Free University of Berlin. Next to his studies, von Mettenheim is also active as a work student for German Institute for Economic Research, in the department of Energy, Transportation and Environment. Since March 2017 he will conduct a tutorial for the module ‘’Economy’’ at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, as part of the «German Studies Russia» Program.

Tutor ''Politics''

Nikita Gerasimov
Nikita Gerasimov

Nikita Gerasimov

Nikita Gerasimov studied Interdisciplinary Russian Studies (B.A.) at the University of Potsdam and German-Russian double degree program for International Relations (M.A.) at the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University and University of Potsdam in cooperation with the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). Besides, he worked as a working student at the Center for Global Politics (CGP) and assisted Prof. Segbers at the FUBiS Summer School 2016. From September 2017, he will conduct the module ‘’Politics’’ for the Free University of Berlin at the MGIMO as part of the GSR program.

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