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Kamil Galeevread bio
Kamil Galeev is from Moscow, Russia. He is a graduate cum laude of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), where he majored in History. His academic interests at the time included the history of the Early Modern Period and later the history of economic thought. His B.A. thesis was dedicated to the intellectual roots of Schumpeterian theory of the Creative Destruction. After graduation, Kamil worked in the Agency for Strategic initiatives which aims to attract investments into Russian provincial regions. Later, he tried himself as a journalist, contributing to several newspapers, such as Forbes.ru, Russkaya planeta and more recently to the major oppositional media in Russia – Novaya Gazeta. At the same time, Kamil focused on economic history, working on a project of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) aimed at the reconstruction of the Russian system of national accounts for the nineteenth century. Kamil was already attracted to China in high school, where he wrote several research papers on the topics of Chinese and East Asian history. At the moment he is eager to further pursue his interests at the Yenching Academy. His intended research area is Politics and International Relations, with a focus on studying the structure of the Chinese state and exploring the causes of its flexibility and openness to change.
Oskar Galeevread bio
Oscar Galeev was raised in Moscow and followed his passion for area and language studies by pursing a BA degree at Leiden University in The Hague. There he majored in International and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in Global Affairs and completed his thesis on urban anthropology and political discourses of the Arab Spring in Egypt. Fluent in Russian, Tatar, English and French, Oscar studied Arabic and Dutch at the core of his program in Leiden. In addition to his active involvement in student initiatives he followed courses of the Honours Academy in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis. The year prior to joining the Yenching Academy Oscar worked as a research assistant at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, conducting research on China’s economic cooperation with the “Global South”, in particular within the One Belt-One Road initiative. Fascinated with the opportunity of further study of China, he intends to concentrate on Politics and International Relations and to conduct research on Chinese modern philosophy and foreign policy doctrine. He hopes that exploring and gaining a better understanding of China will enable him to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between China, Russia and Europe.
Anastasia Kimread bio
Anastasia Kim was born in Kyrgyzstan and currently lives in Seoul, South Korea. In 2012 she was one of two students chosen from Russia to be awarded a 5 year full scholarship from the Korean government. Anastasia studied English Interpretation and Translation along with Business Administration at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, where she received Certificates of Outstanding Academic Achievement for four consecutive years. During the past four years she has been an active member of several international student organizations, including the Global Student Association and International Alumni Association; volunteered in an orphanage; and organized a fundraising event for typhoon victims in the Philippines. She speaks Russian, English, Korean and French. Anastasia’s goal is to become a competent international manager in the creative and innovative industries. She intends to help South Korea and China’s creative and innovative industries go global.
Anastasiia Matrosread bio
Anastasiia Matros graduated with distinction from St. Petersburg State University in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in BRICS Studies at St. Petersburg State University. She was an exchange student at Peking University during the 2015 and 2017 spring semesters. She has interned at the Governor’s office in the Leningrad Region Government, and at the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg. She was actively involved in volunteer work at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Anastasiia is interested in multifaceted research on China’s internal and external policies, and in examining China’s information security and activities in international information space. Anastasiia’s Bachelor’s thesis was titled “China in the Global Information Space: Foreign Policy Aspect.” She will pursue the Politics and International Relations research area at the Yenching Academy. Her hobbies include intellectual games such as the popular Russian “What? Where? When?”