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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.
 
Deputy Administrator
Biography: 

Michelle joined the Centre in November 2020 as a part-time administrator, and provides support on communications, events, and finances.  She has a background in coordinating projects and events across a range of industries including publishing, exhibitions, and higher education.  Her working hours are 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

Donatas Kupcuinas
Research Associate
Biography: 

Dr. Kupciunas joined the Centre in 2021 as a postdoctoral research associate. He holds a DPhil in History at the University of Oxford, a Master of Laws in Public International Law at Leiden University, a Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University, and a BA in Political Science at Vilnius University. His research interests include modern international history, relations between East/Central and Western Europe in the interwar period, cultural and intellectual history of diplomacy, geopolitics of the Baltic sea region, international law of global security and contemporary Russian foreign policy. Dr. Kupciunas forthcoming book `The Devil’s Paradise: the Vilnius conflict in European diplomacy, 1919-1923` is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. In addition to running the Centre’s Baltic Geopolitics strand, Dr. Kupciunas co-teaches the MPhil course on the History of European Geopolitics and supervises undergraduate students on the subject of International Conflict, Order and Justice.