Visiting PhD researchers

These weeks both ACIM and PA&M welcome three visiting PhD researchers in the context of the ACTORE Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.

Pawel Kaminsky is a PhD student at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is mostly interested in political parties party systems and interest organizations. In his recent research he tried to map how (if) these (seperate) worlds interact with each other in Central Eastern Europe. Lately he has been responsible for the Polish part of the Comparative Interest Group Survey which is internationally coordinated by Jan Beyers and his team.            

Rotem Medzini is a Ph.D. candidate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he investigates data protection and Internet policy and regulation. Currently, he is working on the European data protection regime, and how this regime relies on data protection officers to ensure compliance. In this regard, he is interested in learning about the different regulations of the European Union dealing with data protection officers (mainly Directive 95/48/EC, Regulation 2001/45/EC and the GDPR), and the policies and politics leading to the reliance on data protection officers. On the member state level, he is interested in learning about how the member states reference and rely on data protection officers..

Birgit Moser is research assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Public, Nonprofit and Health Management at the Universitaet Klagenfurt in Austria. She has studied ‘Applied Business Administration’ as well as ‘Business and Law’ with focus on Public Management and Public Law. Her PhD project is in the field of (management) accounting, with focus on budgeting, from budget preparation to budget execution. She is interested in the use of accounting and performance information in budgeting processes and her research specifically addresses politicians as decision-makers and users of this information. She has investigated the Austrian central as well as local government context, and during her stay she would like to explore the Belgian/Flemish context.