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PhD Topic:

Energy infrastructures in the Eastern Bloc and their long-term implications for the Republic of Poland (working title).

The aim of the thesis project is the analysis of the cooperation between Poland and Russia in the energy sector, lasting already for several decades. The energy cooperation between the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union took place particularly within the context of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA). Here, the large transnational infrastructure projects in the field of oil, gas and electricity were realized, partly constituting until today the backbone of the East Central European energy supply. A profound understanding of the Polish energy sector and thereby the Polish energy policy must be based on an analysis of the underlying infrastructure.

Biographical data: Master's degree in Slavonic studies, East European history and economics in Greifswald and Lublin (2002-2009). Then, inter alia Leonardo internship at the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim/Auschwitz, International Parliament internship in the Polish parliament, translator in the EU training program PRAXIS at the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, freelancer in the project ´Online-Archiv „Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945“´ of the foundation Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft.

Field of research: economic and social history
Supervisor: Prof. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast