Tuure-Eerik Niemi

Tuure-Eerik Niemi

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. 

He also serves as a Co-President of the Columbia Nordic Society and as a Vice-President of the Columbia European Union Student Association.

MA Thesis

"Autonomy Tested: Analysing Third Country Influence on EU Member States' Voting Positions in the UN General Assembly" (working title)
Advisor: Tsveta Petrova


  • 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