Mario Baumann studied International Relations at the Technische Universität Dresden (BA) and International Security Studies at the University of St Andrews (MLitt). Meanwhile, he has worked as a research associate on "Strategic Culture". His interests include EU relations with Russia, the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia. Bauman also accomplished several internships such as in Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Kiev, Transparency International in Beshkek and in the Robert Bosch-Center of the German Society for Foreign Politics in Berlin. Starting from September 2018, he will conduct the module "Politics" at the MGIMO as a Tutor for the Free University of Berlin within the framework of the program ''German Studies Russia''.