Join PERG in their new event series called ’PERG Alumni Speaker Series’, where our alumni will share their study and career experiences and advice for current students.
The participants are:
- Gergő Medve-Bálint (HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY, INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE, CENTRE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES, BUDAPEST)
- Kristin Makszin (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY)
- Vera Scepanovic (UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EUROPEAN STUDIES AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY)
ABSTRACT / This is the first of a series of events inviting PERG alumni to talk about their academic experiences, career choices and advice for master and PhD students. The aim of this speaker series is to connect PERG alumni with current students by creating a friendly atmosphere for students to get acquainted with different experiences and potentially find some answers to their concerns. We therefore welcome all interested students to join our informal roundtable discussion designed for knowledge sharing and raising questions regarding career prospects, area choice, thesis writing, job/funding applications, and so on.
BIO / GERGŐ MEDVE-BÁLINT IS HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY AT THE CENTER FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT THE CORVINUS UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST. HIS RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE, INDUSTRIAL POLICY, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TERRITORIAL INEQUALITIES, STATE AID, FDI, TRANSNATIONALIZATION, EUROPEANIZATION, EUROPEAN INTEGRATION.
BIO / KRISTIN MAKSZIN IS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY. HER RESEARCH RELATES TO THE FIELD OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND PUBLIC POLICY IN EUROPE, WITH A FOCUS ON SOCIAL AND HOUSING POLICY. THE CORE OF HER RESEARCH DELVES INTO THE COMPLEX INTERACTION OF POLICY RELEVANT ACTORS TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY SHAPE POLICY OUTCOMES.
BIO / VERA SCEPANOVIC IS LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EUROPEAN STUDIES AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY. SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY A POST-DOCTORAL MAX WEBER FELLOW AT EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE IN FLORENCE AND A VISITING LECTURER AT THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY IN BUDAPEST.