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Eriks Varpahovskis

  • Eriks Varpahovskis has been at HSE University since 2020.

Education and Degrees

  • 2019

    PhD
    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

  • 2015

    Master's
    Lund University

  • 2012

    Master's
    Malmö University

  • 2010

    Bachelor's
    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Publications13

Conferences

  • 2020
    Korea’s Global Position (Ковентри). Presentation: Does South Korea Exercise Middle Power Diplomacy Toward Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?
  • COVID-19 AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR (‘COVID-19와 공공외교’ 국제세미나) (Чеджу). Presentation: COVID-19 AND RUSSIAN PUBLIC DIPLOMACY (COVID-19와 러시아의 공공외 교 정책)
  • International Interdisciplinary Conference Korea and Russia (Москва). Presentation: NETWORK-BUILDING BETWEEN GLOBAL KOREA SCHOLARSHIP (GKS) RECIPIENTS AND KOREANS: OBSTACLES AND POTENTIAL
  • EU-Korea convergence and partnerships 10 years after the EU-Korea FTA, in the post Covid era and within the US-China trade war (Париж). Presentation: The status of Korean soft power in Europe
  • KISA 12th Annual Convention & APISA 14th Congress (Сеул). Presentation: South Korean Middle Power Diplomacy in Central Asia

Grants

Korean Government Scholarship Program, 2015-2019, Ph.D.

Korea Foundation policy-oriented research, 2019, ''Realizing the Public Diplomacy Potential of Korean Government Scholarship - A Mixed Study of Alumni and Current Students"

Korea Foundation policy-oriented research, 2018, ''Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) as a Public Diplomacy Tool''

Employment history

Postdoctoral research fellow

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

2020/9 – now

Research assistant to Dr. Nancy Snow, Dr. Kadir Jun Ayhan & Dr. Moamen Gouda.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

The research project “Realizing the Public Diplomacy Potential of Korean Government Scholarship - A Mixed Study of Alumni and Current Students”.

2019/1 – 2020/1

Research assistant to Dr. Nancy Snow & Dr. Kadir Jun Ayhan.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

The research project “Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) as a Public Diplomacy Tool”.

2018/1 – 2019/1

Account manager for Russia/CIS

Ve Interactive, London, the UK

2014/2 – 2015/7

Client Relations Manager/Market Researcher

Profi Online Research, Moscow, Russia

2012/10 – 2013/11

Various positions 

European Youth Parliament – Russia (EYP-Russia)

2009 – 2016 (7 years)

- Challenges and Opportunities of Sino-Nordic Science Diplomacy

- Comparison of South Korean and Japanese Arctic Diplomacy

- Nation branding and soft power through transnational higher education in Asia (select countries)

- Evaluation of Memory Wars in East Asia through the concept of cultural security

- Comparison of South Korean and Japanese ODA diplomacy in Africa/ASEAN/Central Asia/ Latin America (select region)

- City diplomacy in Asia (select cities)

- Science diplomacy (select case study, e.g., ITER)

- Youth diplomacy as a driver of country image promotion (select case study, e.g., GKS, MEXT, OIC youth forum, BRICS youth forum, etc.)

- Evaluation of mega-events as a country branding instrument (select a case study in Asia, e.g., Olympics, EXPO, hosting headquarters, etc.)

- Chinese museum diplomacy as public diplomacy and soft power tool 

- Video products (Series, Movies, Mukbang, etc.) as a driver of purchase behavior (Experimental study)

- Evolution of South Korean migration policy

- Diaspora diplomacy in Asia (select case study, e.g., the Chinese diaspora in Malaysia)

- Development of migration policies in Asia

Feel free to come up with your topic, we can discuss it.

Timetable for today

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De-Americanization of public diplomacy? Perspectives from the point of view of Indian political thought

On September 27, 2021, the School of International Regional Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University held an online seminar "Contemporary Area Studies" dedicated to the problem of de-Americanization of public diplomacy. The speaker of the event was Sonali Singh, Associate Professor of Political Science at Jai Prakash Mahila College, India.

The HSE Look December Issue

The fifth issue of 2020 presents an interview on the international postdoc programme and introduces new postdocs.