Tuure-Eerik Niemi

Tuure-Eerik Niemi

Research Interests

Tuure-Eerik Niemi joined the MA program in Fall 2018. His research interests include: EU external action and strategic partnerships, European Neighbourhood Policy, global governance reform and political risk analysis. 

While at Columbia, Tuure served as a Co-President of the Columbia Nordic Society and as a Vice-President of the Columbia European Union Student Association.

Tuure graduated in October 2019 and is currently a Public Relations Officer of the European Parliament (Helsinki, Finland).

MA Thesis

Sovereign Europe? Analysing EU Member States' Voting Positions in the United Nations General Assembly
Advisor: Tsveta Petrova


  • MA in European History, Politics, and Society - Columbia University, 2019
  • MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy, College of Europe (Bruges), 2018
  • BA in World Politics, Leiden University, 2017

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2019 - Columbia University International Fellow 
  • 2018 - Thanks to Scandinavia Robert Boas Memorial Scholarship
  • 2018 - Baillet Latour Foundation Prize for best MA thesis (Game of Regions? Analysing Chinese Political and Economic Engagement in EU Eastern Partnership Countries) on EU-China relations at the College of Europe
  • 2017 - College of Europe EU-ENP Scholarship
  • 2017 - Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant
  • 2017 - FutureLab Europe Member, European Alliance for Democratic Citizenship
  • 2016 - Leids Universiteits Fonds LISF Award for studies at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • 2011 - Finnish Cultural Foundation UWC Scholarship

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