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is a 2006-2008 Doctoral Fellow with NCDG. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in
Political Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst where he
specializes in international relations and comparative politics. His
primary research interests are in the fields of comparative and
international political economy with a focus on information technology
issues. Meelis wrote his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy thesis at
the Fletcher School at Tufts University on the Internet diffusion in
Estonia and Slovenia. His Master of Science thesis at London School of
Economics and Political Science analyzed the information technology
issues in Finland and Sweden. Meelis has taught comparative politics,
international relations and political economy courses at Clark
University, College of the Holy Cross, Emmanuel College, Estonian
Business School and University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has worked
as a researcher at Harvard University, an International Policy Fellow
at the Center for Policy Studies of the Open Society Institute and
Central European University in Budapest, and a Research Associate at
the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He has received Fulbright,
Peacock, Hammer, Institute for Humane Studies, Templeton and numerous
other scholarships and fellowships for his studies and research.
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