Meelis Kitsing

Meelis Kitsing 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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