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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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Analysing change

Citizens offline

A film by Bucerius Fellow Lisa Garbe and her co-researchers Tina Freyburg and Veronique Wavre about internet shutdowns in Africa. The video explains the role of telecom companies in politically-motivated disruption.

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91 fellows in 5 generations

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Analysing change


Zelenskiy's brush with Trump won't help him end Ukraine's war

Bucerius Fellow Liana Semchuk about controversies over local elections to be held in the Donbass and dim prospects for peace…more

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“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

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Bucerius Fellow Julian G. Waller about “smart voting” strategy in Russian elections


"Moments when the Russian political opposition got its act together have also produced the most notable institutional results. Hopes for democratization may not have followed. But capturing political positions within the system, however unsatisfying, has produced concrete results. It has further galvanized protest movements and provided key political skills to new generations of opposition politicians and activists."more