- Foreign and Security Policy of Ukraine
- The “Russian World” concept and Russian “soft power”
- East and Central European nationalism
- Informational warfare and disinformation
Alla Hurska joined the ICPS as an intern in April 2013. She studied English Philology at the Rivne Institute of Slavic Studies under the Kyiv Slavics University and obtained her first MA in 2002. In 2013, Alla graduated from Collegium Civitas receiving her second MA in International Relations from Collegium Civitas (Warsaw). Between 2011 and 2012, she was an Erasmus student studying Political Science at the University of Potsdam (Germany).
During her stay in Warsaw, Ms. Hurska was conducting a research at Poland`s oldest independent think-tank Adam Smith Research Foundation, where she analysed socio-economic environment in Poland, Ukraine and Germany.
Alla Hurska is a frequent participant at major European conferences that have been carried out in Spain, Finland and Italy. She has also organized several international events with participation of leading European and Ukrainian scholars. Articles, policy papers, expert opinions and op-eds by Alla have appeared in leading European institutions and think-tanks.
Ms. Hurska’s areas of interests include Ukraine’s foreign and security policy, the “Russian World” concept and its pertinence to Ukraine, as well as the role of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in terms of Russian foreign policy and “soft power” projection. The most recent line of research chosen by Alla is concerned with Russian disinformation and cyber operations against Ukraine.
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, Polish.