“Last week GPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva wrote a piece for Reuters on the relationship between Ukraine and Russia in light of recent events in the region. She goes on to explain Russia has a vested interest in keeping the opposition out of power in Ukraine in favor of the pro-Russian government.
Category Archive: Graduate Program in International Affairs
Jesse Bania is student in the GPIA program concentrating in development. In the summer of 2013 he participated in the IFP to Kosovo where he interned with the Kosovo Innovations Lab, By Youth for Youth pillar.
“Involve youth in their future. Begin with making education a critical, creative, and collaborative part of that process and you can quite easily direct their hopes and dreams locally.”
GPIA Associate Professor NIna Khrushcheva was recently on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on the All Eyes on Russia as Sochi Gets Underway segment. In the clip, Khrushcheva discusses the geopolitical significance of the 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi and protests of Russia’s anti-gay politics.
Economist and part-time faculty member Max Fraad-Wolff was recently on Bloomberg TV to discuss the future of Twitter after their first earnings report was released. When asked whether ad revenue growth or user growth was more important for twitter’s future earnings, Fraad-Wolff responds “ad revenue growth is unambiguously more important.”
“A constant challenge when working in development is trying not to get disillusioned when things get hard. Sometimes I question why I am here or if I am really helping anyone. I think it is good to really evaluate if you or the organization that you work for is doing good work, and every time this comes up, I remind myself that we are doing great work here at Runa.”