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Keith Prushankin

Cohort 2020

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm (1. supervisor), Dr. Julia Langbein

Topic of PHD-Thesis: The Discourse of Economic Alienation in Czech and Polish Populist Movements: Rhetorical Choice or Pragmatic Policy? (Working Title)

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Freie Universität Berlin

Doctoral Researcher, RU Orders

Education and Work Experience

  • 08/2019-08/2020: International Monetary Fund - Division Coordinator
  • 04/2018-11/2018: Defense Department Contract Companies - Project Consultant
  • 10/2015-07/2017: Charles University in Prague, M.A. International Relations
  • 07/2014-07/2017: Lingua Centrum Language School, Prague/Olomouc, Czech Republic - English Teacher



Academic Appointments, Scientific Activities & Outreach

  • 04/2021: Oxford University - Europaeum Spring School (digital), 22-24 April, 2021. Paper presented: 'Questioning Neoliberal Democracy: Fundamental Tensions in Václav Klaus’ Discourse of Ideals in the Czech Market Transition'.
  • 11/2020: Society of Military History Annual Meeting (digital), 13 November, 2020. Paper presented: 'Wehrmacht Decision Making: Allison’s Models in Operation Citadel, 1943'.
  • Populism
  • Political Extremism 
  • Economic Inequality
  • Great Power Competition 
  • The Politics of Belonging
  • Mass Political Communication
  • Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism
  • Political Economy
  • Neoliberalism
  • Post-Communism
  • Political Discourses

Prushankin, Keith (2022). Understanding Russian Strategic Behavior: Imperial Strategic Culture and Putin’s Operational Code, written by Graeme P. HerdThe Hague Journal of Diplomacy (published online ahead of print 2022).