Galina Rudik has worked as a Research Assistant at Ecologic Institute since 2016. Her research interests center on international development politics, land use and governance. A native Russian and English speaker, she also works in German and Arabic.
Galina Rudik has participated in a number of projects at Ecologic Institute. This includes work on the FP7 research project BONUS Soils2Sea, which seeks to develop output-based governance regimes that can more efficiently reduce nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea. For the EU-funded collaborative project Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT (RISC-KIT), she contributed to creating governance profiles for various coastal protection and disaster risk reduction case studies in Europe. She has also researched policy integration in the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change as part of the Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies Towards a Sustainable Europe (BASE) research project. Her positions at Ecologic Institute have included Transatlantic Fellow in 2016 and Intern in 2013.
Previously, Galina Rudik worked on comparative policy analysis as an intern at the Department of Management at the United Nations in New York City. During her Bachelor's studies, she also supported work on a Friedrich Ebert Stiftung paper on democratic emerging powers and the international human rights system.
Galina Rudik is enrolled in a Master's programme at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hunter College, City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and minors in environmental studies and human rights. Her senior thesis analyzed the relationship between land reclamation projects and authoritarianism in Egypt. She spent the 2014-2015 academic year in Amman (Jordan) as a Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellow studying Arabic language and culture.