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Transnational and

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Regional Dynamics

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Call for Applications 2018

Ph.D. Scholarships in
Humanities and Social Sciences

Programme

“Trajectories of Change” addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighbourhood. The programme offers stipends and fieldwork grants for Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences studying political and social change in Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East as well as Central Asia.

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91 fellows in 5 generations

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NOTE

Last call was published in 2018. A new scholarship programme will be announced in summer 2020.

Analysing change

Bucerius Fellow Liana Semchuk about new approaches to resolving the Donbas conflict:

"Zelenskiy’s short-term approach to dealing with the Donbas issue by prioritising stability over sovereignty to help attract investment could legitimise the breakaway territories’ political status as separate to Ukraine, particularly if Russia-backed candidates are elected there in the proposed local elections. The Kremlin may calculate that a frozen conflict is therefore less costly than the current situation."

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Analysing change


“After shutting down venues for criticism at home, the military regime headed by al-Sisi has turned to curbing any opposition arising from Egyptian diaspora abroad. To this end, it uses the same techniques for controlling the digital sphere, successfully tried out before. The policy brief aims to (…) pinpoint how contemporary autocrats are able to transcend national borders to suppress and harass dissidents even under asylum of liberal Western democracies.”

EuroMeSCo Policy Brief by the Bucerius Fellow Ċ½ilvinas Švedkauskas „Three Steps in Ensuring. Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad“ more