Eriks Varpahovskis

Eriks Varpahovskis
National Research University Higher School of Economics | HSE · Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Ph.D.

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Education
September 2016 - August 2019
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Field of study
  • Political Science
September 2012 - August 2014
Lund University
Field of study
  • Sociology of Law
September 2010 - August 2012
Malmö University
Field of study
  • International Migrationa and Ethnic Relations

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Publications (22)
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Scholars from international relations, communication and other related fields discuss the importance and place of Cultural Diplomacy (CD) as a foreign affairs tool. CD is a domain that has been explored by few scholars so far. Not much attention was dedicated to the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) list, that was initiated by the United Nations E...
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This article analyses the foreign policy of Kazakhstan through the prism of the modern version of the middle power concept that was elaborated upon by Korean scholars. Results of the research demonstrate that it is relevant to identify Kazakhstan as a middle power state in the fourth wave, of which the Republic of Korea is already part. This resear...
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Public Diplomacy (PD) is an important tool that Korea uses in reaching its goals in international politics. One of Korea’s goals is persuading the global community to favor Korea’s position in the territorial dispute with Japan regarding Dokdo islands. In August 2017 government-supported NGOs conducted an event called “Dokdo Global Youth Summit 201...
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Through the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) program, the government of the Republic of Korea annually invites over a thousand international students to learn the Korean language and obtain a higher education degree from Korean universities. One of the program's goals is positioned within the public diplomacy framework. Korea seeks to cultivate Korea...
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Governments sponsor student-mobility programs with the expectation that students will build a more favorable and informed opinion of the host country which, in turn, will determine more favorable behavior towards the host country. Nevertheless, assessments of this logic are rare. Based on a survey of the Korean Government Scholarship Program’s alum...
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RU: Относительно новое явление-массовые открытые онлайн-курсы (МООК), они официально вошли в нашу жизнь примерно в 2008 году и с тех пор набирают популярность во всем мире. Рост аудитории, развитие технологий и глобализация делают МООК важным средством коммуникации, которое может служить не только образовательным целям. В данной работе автор пытает...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Central Asia’s emergence into independence necessitated adapting higher education systems originally intended to train state cadres to the new realities of the free market and globalisation. Transnational higher education institutions (TNHEIs) – institutions that provide higher education services and award higher education degrees...
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en Over the past few decades, South Korea has increasingly sought to attract international talent. Every year, hundreds of students are invited to study in the country on a competitive scholarship provided by the government. Upon graduation, students are equipped with a tertiary degree, as well as knowledge of the Korean language and culture. This...
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Book review - Timur Dadabaev, Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2019; 180 pp., ISBN 9780367206734. £120.00.
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This article examines the science diplomacy efforts and challenges at ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), a nuclear fusion research and engineering project that is one of the most ambitious experiments on Earth. The analysis is based on WSDS discussions led by InsSciDE researcher Anna Åberg around her case study ’The Ways and M...
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Korea-Russian Relations in the Changing World: Trends, Challenges, and Ways Forward In 2020, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The dynamic dialogue between the two states promotes economic cooperation, cultural exchanges, innovations, and positive changes i...
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The relevance of this study derives from the limited understanding of the mechanisms of public diplomacy that are activated when scholarship programs for international students are conducted by East Asian countries, particularly South Korea. Moreover, the relevance of the topic is also determined by the scarcity of research on the role of knowledge...
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As a result of the Post-Cold War development, the international relations have shifted from bipolarism to a multipolarism. Once relevant Western-born IR theories lack explanatory power. Current IR witness the growing role of the non-Western states both in regional and international domains. Consequently, there is a growing need for appropriate IR t...
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The ever-changing structure of international relations (IR) and the change of the policies of the actors in the international system cause many deficiencies in the IR literature. This situation leads to the loss of the validity and creates necessities of the IR studies because this is not a static field. Due to this reason, a big gap occurs in time...
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This research explores a case study of the relations between the Republic of Korea and Central Asian states to demonstrate that education diplomacy can be understood as a distinct subtype of public diplomacy and that it is extremely important for the overall success of South Korea's public diplomacy. Link to the whole book: https://www.cambridgesc...
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This study examines the relationship between Kyrgyzstan and South Korea from the perspective of middle power diplomacy. This study has a dual goal: first, to fill in the gap in study of the development of Kyrgyz-Korean relations which are rarely explored, even though South Korea considers Central Asia as a strategically important region in its fore...
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Scholars from international relations, communication and other related fields discuss the importance and place of Cultural Diplomacy (CD) as a foreign affairs tool. CD is a domain that has been explored by few scholars so far. Not much attention was dedicated to the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) list, that was initiated by the United Nations E...
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This article analyses the foreign policy of Kazakhstan through the prism of the modern version of the middle power concept that was elaborated upon by Korean scholars. Results of the research demonstrate that it is relevant to identify Kazakhstan as a middle power state in the fourth wave, of which the Republic of Korea is already part. This resear...
Conference Paper
The issue of non-citizens of Latvia is present for almost 20 years now. In this paper I address this problem from the standpoint of sociology of law: in particular I try to explore the issue of non-citizenship through the prism of statelessness and legal pluralism.

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Are they companions or competitors. Please recommend relevant papers/books.
Thank you
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Does hosting headquarters of international (regional) organizations contribute to country/city image? If you know some relevant studies please share.
There are plenty of studies that evaluate the impact of hosting mega-events on country/city image but here I am interested in long-lasting hosting rather than single-time events. Hence, I am curious whether there any that explicitly claims that hosting headquarters of international (regional) organizations contribute to the country/city's reputations/ image, etc?
Thanks

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This research project explores whether and how the concept of Science Diplomacy can be used for examining historical and contemporary examples in: (1) Relations between the Arctic states; (2) Intergovernmental collaborative projects in Energy Security.