Ieva Vezbergaite is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Sabancı University (concentration areas: International Relations and Comparative Politics).
She also serves as a Junior Consultant on Employment and Social Inclusion for UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia.
She has been Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course “SPS 303 Law and Ethics” that covered topics on democracy, rule of law, constitution, judicial review, rights & citizenship, justice and equality.
Ieva’s research interests are self-determination of peoples and secessionism, minority rights, migration, ethnic conflict, federalism, decentralization, autonomy, devolution of power, regionalism, multi-level governance, human rights, non-discrimination, justice, rule of law, comparative constitutional law.
Ieva was appointed as a chair for “Federalism, Decentralization and Regionalism” section in the ECPR graduate conference that took place in Austria in 2014
Ieva serves as a reviewer for the journal Federal Governance
- Member of International Political Science Association (IPSA)
- Member of IPSA research committee ‘Comparative Federalism and Multi-level Governance’.
- Member of ECPR standing group ‘Federalism and Regionalism’
- Member of International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS)
Ieva Vezbergaite has been selected to participate to prestigious European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) summer school on Minority Rights and Minority Protection Regime to be held on August 28-September 4, 2016. With support of Germany OSCE Chairmanship and DAAD, Ieva has received full scholarship to attend the training. Aims and objectives of ECMI summer […]
Ieva Vezbergaite has been selected as a participant in Inaugural Lviv Leadership Academy organized by AILTE (Advancing International Leaders Toward Excellence). The academy contributes to personal and professional development to selected 40 participants. Next to leadership skills training, the Lviv Leadership Academy specialized in the following topics: Conflict Management, Democracies in Transition, Leadership and Cultures in the […]
Ieva Vezbergaite has participated in International Political Science Association’s 24th biannual World Congress on Political Science held at Poznan in 24-28 July 2016. The 24th conference was themed “Politics in a World of Inequality”. Ieva presented the paper co-authored with dr. Brooke Leutgert titled “EU Migration Policy, the 2015 Migratory Influx Crisis and Differentiated Integration” […]
Ieva Vezbergaite has been selected to participate in prestigious Summer Session organized by NATO International School of Azerbaijan and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The competitive process included hundreds of applications from more than 50 countries around the world. The session recruits academics and practitioners from governments, international organizations and think tanks […]