International Teaching and Tutoring

A key benefit of our program is the outstandingly low student-faculty ratio (3:1), offering you ample opportunities to engage with your instructors. Studying with the CGP programs is an intense learning experience, so collegial relations with faculty members really do make a difference.

The programs modules are taught by renowned instructors and experts from around the world. The international network of our faculty is a core element of the program’s uniqueness and complements its high quality standards.

Eugene Nivorozhkin

Eugene Nivorozhkin is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies. He teaches the Module Economics for East European Studies Online.

Prof. Dr. Irina Busygina

Irina Busygina is Head of the Center for Regional Political Studies at MGIMO. She teaches the Module Politics for East European Studies Online.

Daria Bocharnikova

Daria Bocharnikova lived and worked in Yekaterinburg and Saint Petersburg, undertook postgraduate studies in Italy and the US. She teaches the Module Humanities for East European Studies Online.

Dr. Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova teaches courses in comparative politics, post-communist politics, international studies and international political economy. She holds a award winning PhD in Political Science from George Washington University.

Dr. Stephan Heidenhain

Stephan Heidenhain studied law in Tübingen and Berlin (FU). He is the instructor for our Law Module in East European Studies.

Dr. Tommaso Durante

Tommaso Durante is Lecturer in Global Studies at the RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and teaches the module “Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges”.

Dr. Dmitri Mitin

Dmitri Mitin holds a PhD from Purdue University (2004). He previously taught at Purdue, the American Graduate School in Paris and Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University, Russia.

Dr. Julian Junk

Julian Junk is Head of the Berlin Office of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and manages several research projects on International Organization Studies, Global Norms, International Peacekeeping, Security Policy, and Radicalization Research.

Prof. Patricia A. Maulden

Patricia Maulden is Professor of Conflict Resolution and Director of the Dialoge and Difference Project at George Mason University and teaches the module “Policy Issues: Conflict Management and Reconciliation”.

Prof. Sergei Medvedev

Sergei Medvedev has taught courses on Russian/Soviet and security studies. He published on post- Soviet studies, European security, political geography, cultural anthropology and semiotics. He teaches the module “Russia: Eternal Enigma.”

Dr. Ingo Bordon

Ingo Bordon currently works as a risk analyst in the German cooperative banking sector. He teaches the module “Global Flows: Capital and Finance”.

Dr. Noah Toly

Noah Toly is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College and the Director of the Urban Studies Program and teaches the module “Policy Issues: Global Cities”.

Prof. Dr. Georgiy Kasianov

Georgiy Kasianov is Head of Department of Contemporary History and Politics at the Institute of History of Ukraine (Kyiv) and professor at the National University ‘Kyiv Mohyla Academy’ and teaches the module “Eastern Europe: A Dissolving Concept?”.

Dr. Barbara Dietz

Barbara Dietz is head of the Department of Migration and Integration at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg and teaches the module “Global Flows: Migration”.

Prof. Andreas von Staden

Andreas von Staden is Assistant Professor of Political Science, especially Global Governance at the University of Hamburg and teaches the module “Changing Patterns of Governance – The Evolution of the State”

Dr. Na’ama Nagar

Na’ama Nagar is a teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University and is instructor of the module “Global Flows: ICT Powered Governance Modes”.

Prof. Dr. Andrey Makarychev

Andrey S. Makarychev is Head of Academic Unit, Civil Service Academy in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and teaches the module “Lost in Transformation: Comparative Area Studies”.

Dr. Daniel Kuchler

Daniel Kuchlers’ research interests include History of Political Thought, Theory of International Relations and Modern Political Philosophy. He is instructor of the module “Explaining Global Politics: The Game of Using Theories”.

Dr. Ipshita Basu

Ipshita Basu is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Westminster, London. She teaches the module “Policy Issues: Narratives and the Cultural Factor”.

Prof. Dr. Evert van der Zweerde

Evert van der Zweerde is professor of political philosophy at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studied at the universities of Nijmegen, Moscow (MGU), and Fribourg, and wrote his PhD on a topic within the field of Soviet philosophy.

Dr. Stefan Engert

Stefan Engert is a visiting lecturer at the University of Potsdam. After having studied Political Science, Economics and Law in Darmstadt, Mainz and at the University Aberystwyth in Wales, he earned his PhD from the University of Darmstadt in 2005. In his PhD thesis he focused on “Explaining EU Enlargement and Socialistation. Turkey and Cyprus: A Double Puzzle.” …