Nadejda Karpenko (NATI '21, Belarus)

October 14, 2020

Nadejda is from Belarus. She studied Communication Science in Minsk and also earned her BA in Political Science in Vienna. She has explored careers in different fields, both in the private sector and as a freelancer. She also volunteered for several Vienna-based NGOs assisting with conferences and events organization. Most recently she completed internship at the Austrian Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management.

What should people know about you?

Gaming and hunting mushrooms are my biggest life passions outside of academic life!   

Why did you choose your particular course of study?

My home region is torn by unresolved ethno-territorial conflicts which puzzles me and makes me want to get to the root causes of why these conflicts emerge and endure.   

What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?

I look forward to study alongside talented future scholars and practitioners and to get to know leading voices in nationalism studies and state-building scholarship as well as other research areas.

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