Maira Kusch

Berlin, Germany

HIA Program:

Poland Poland 2012

Bio:

Maira Kusch graduated from Chemnitz University of Technology in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in European Studies. Since then she has been enrolled in the master's programme “International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research” at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main and Darmstadt University of Technology. The focus of her studies has mainly been on climate and energy policy, peace studies, and the EU’s external relations policies. After graduating, Maira spent a year in the US as a participant in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange of the German Bundestag and the US Congress. In 2008, she also spent a semester abroad in France. Beyond her studies, Maira has been actively involved in various student and youth initiatives, where she, for instance, demonstrated the EU’s role, as well as the importance of European integration and intercultural cooperation, in the everyday lives of Europeans through free workshops and information sessions at schools and youth clubs in Germany. In her spare time, Maira especially enjoys traveling, reading, and playing all kinds of sports. She completed several internships in Germany as well as abroad: at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (the German Institute for International and Security Affairs), Europe direct Franche-Comté, at the Europa-Union Deutschland, at the Representation of the Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the EU in Brussels, in the Latvian Parliament and at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Russia.
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