Olivia Östlin is currently pursuing her bachelors in Political Science at Lund’s university. This spring she is doing an internship at GLD and are excited to spend her last semester at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. During her university studies she has had the possibility to combine her interests for international relations, human rights and sustainable development. She hopes that her time at GLD and at the Department of Political Science will teach her more about the subjects that she is most interested in, especially local development and factors driving development. She is also looking forward to the experience of working at a research institute.
Lali Dvali is currently studying a master`s program in International Administration and Global Governance at the University of Gothenburg. She has always been interested in the character of international relations and how these relations are regulated by norms and institutions. She has also had an interest in local factors affecting development of states. The latter influenced Lalis choice to complete courses in Caucasus Studies and African Studies with insights into local and external factors influencing the democratization and development of regions. She also finds social institutions very interesting to study. As a region, Africa is her biggest interest.