Diana Potjomkina is a Senior Associate Researcher at the Brussels School of Governance of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, working on the project “The contribution of global and regional multistakeholder mechanisms in improving global governance (GREMLIN: Global and REgional MuLtistakeholder INstitutions)”, which is a collaboration between the VUB, the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Centre for EU Studies at the University of Ghent. She teaches a seminar course on “Civil Society in the European Union” at the Ghent University. She has a Master’s degree from the Riga Stradins University and was a Fulbright fellow at the George Mason University. Diana gained professional experience at the European Movement – Latvia and Latvian Institute of International Affairs and taught at the Riga Stradins University, as well as contributed as an expert to three opinions of the European Economic and Social Committee.
Diana’s research interests include multistakeholderism, inclusion/exclusion dynamics, the European Union’s external trade policy, and other external policies of the EU