Academic and professional background
Diana Potjomkina is working as a PhD Fellow on the project The contribution of regional and global multistakeholder mechanisms in improving global governance (GREMLIN: Global and REgional MuLtistakeholder INstitutions) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jamal Shahin and Prof. Dr. Jan Orbie at United Nations University – CRIS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University. The GREMLIN project aims to analyze multistakeholderism in trade and internet governance, two areas where civil society engagement has become widespread both at regional and global level.
Diana holds M.A. and B.A. degrees (both with distinction) in International Relations from Riga Stradins University in Riga, Latvia. Diana also spent 9 months in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at the George Mason University.
Diana started her professional career at the European Movement – Latvia where she was a project manager and adviser before becoming an elected board member. In 2011-2013, she worked as an expert for three opinions of the European Economic and Social Committee. In 2013, Diana joined the Latvian Institute of International Affairs as a researcher and project manager. In 2013-2017, she also worked as part-time lecturer at the Riga Stradins University