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Eastern Europe & Eurasia
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Lea is Co-Regional Director for Eastern Europe & Eurasia.
Lea is currently studying an Erasmus Mundus Double Master in European Politics and Society in Prague, Krakow and Leiden. She previously studied European Ethnology at the University of Frankfurt and spent one semester as a Hessen-Wisconsin scholar at the University of Wisconsin in the North of the USA. After internships at the U.S. consulate general in Frankfurt and an NGO in the USA, she supported multiple organizations with fundraising as an UN online volunteer. Aside from her work at IFAIR, Lea also helps organizing EU simulations in France and Bulgaria. Her interests lie in strengthening democracy and human rights, amplifying the voices of young people in politics and society as well as fostering international knowledge exchange. Lea speaks German, English, Spanish and a bit of Czech. She is also currently learning French and Russian.
Lance is Regional Co-Director for Eastern Europe & Eurasia.
Lance is a student of International Relations at the University of Tartu in Estonia. In Tartu he has a Russian regional specialization and works alongside Professors and PhD candidates in the De Facto States Research Unit. Before moving to Estonia, Lance studied economics and development at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. In his Bachelors, he completed two semesters abroad: in Yekaterinburg, Russia and Iași, Romania. He wrote his thesis on conflict resolution between Moldova and Transnistria He is especially interested in topics in civil society and geopolitics. Lance speaks English, German, Russian and is learning Romanian.