Sonya Sugrobova is a project assistant with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where she helps carry out the Global Governance Futures program and contributes to activities of the rising powers and global governance issue area. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in international relations and Asian studies at the Metropolitan University Prague. During her master’s degree, she participated in academic exchange programs in Athens and Taipei.
In 2015, Sonya worked as an intern for the Czech NGO “People in Need.” During her internship, she conducted research on issues such as the situation in Ukraine, the migration crisis, and humanitarian action after the earthquake in Nepal, along with helping to manage the organization’s social media accounts and translating articles.
Sonya’s studies concern history, culture, and current issues in Asia, with a primary focus on Japan. Currently she is working on a dissertation about multiculturalism and immigration policies in Japan, which she expects to defend in 2018.
Languages: Russian, English, Czech