The Marshall Center Announces the Winners of the 2023 Alumni Scholars Program

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The Marshall Center Announces the Winners of the 2023 Alumni Scholars Program

The Marshall Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Alumni Scholars Program. This year we received 150 applications for 10 available scholarships. The competition was extremely tough, and we congratulate all applicants on their outstanding work assembling their packages. Below are the winners and their research topics.

Mrs. Anca Anescu, Romania: Weaponizing Interdependencies: From Geopolitical Rivalry to a Real-War Weapon

Ambassador Muhamet Brajshori, Kosovo: The Melting of Frozen Conflicts: A Post-Ukraine War Scenario

Col. Murtaz Gujejiani, Georgia: Current EU Energy Security and Impact on Wider Black Sea Region Energy Supply Chains

Mr. Bekhzod Kozakov, Uzbekistan: An Aggressive Russia: Challenges and Opportunities for Central Asia

Dr. Yuliia Kurnyshova, Ukraine: Russia’s War against Ukraine and Global Insecurities: Towards an Integrated Approach

Ms. Gabriella La Torre Rapp, Sweden: Successful Strategies – How to win the war before the war

Mr. Serhii Panasiuk, Ukraine: Russian aggression against Ukraine – Possible scenarios for the metamorphosis of Transnational Organized Crime

Lt. Col. Benjamin Pommer, Germany: Energy Politics are Security Politics – What Lessons for Strategic Competition can the European Union and its Members learn from German Economic Misgovernment?

Dr. Kseniya Sotnikova, Ukraine: Efficiency of International Donor Programs in Ukraine during the war - Challenges and Opportunities

Maj. Dimitrios Taketzis, Greece: Development of Cyber Strategy against Closed Network Nations

If your proposal was not selected, please do not be discouraged. Your continued work in international security studies makes an essential contribution to global peace and security. Marshall Center alumni from around the world are having a positive impact and continue to use the alumni network to resolve important challenges. All applications will be kept on file, and if we have additional need for information on your proposed topic, we will contact you. 

Thank you all again for taking the time to apply. The overwhelming response reiterates how many alumni want to stay connected and to continue the work started here. We plan to offer this program for 2024, and we look forward to hearing from you.  Applications for the 2024 program will be solicited in summer 2023.