Tara Lotstein
Research Intern
International Master's in Russian, Central, and East European Studies (2011), University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
M.A. in Political Science [Politikatudomány M.A.] (2011), Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
B.A. in History; Certificate in Russian and East European Studies (2007), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Tara has an International Masters in Russian, Central, and East European Studies, and an MA in Political Science (Politikatudom├íny MA) - a double masters degree  - where she was supervised jointly between the Department of Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow, and the Institute of Political Science at Corvinus University of Budapest. 

Her thesis focused on the extent to which the Hungarians in Serbia affected Hungarian-Serbian relations. Research for her degree examined contemporary materials from the region in the following languages: Hungarian, Romanian, and Russian (and also has reading knowledge of German).

She has an interdisciplinary background in 20th century Russian and East European history. Her main focus is  Hungary, including the language; ethnic Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin, and the indigenous (Finno-Ugric) peoples of the Soviet-Russian and Scandinavian Arctic.

Though originally from southern California, Tara received her undergraduate degree in History, with a certificate in Russian and East European Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007.

She lives and works in Washington, DC.

Research Interests: ethnic Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin, indigenous (Finno-Ugric) peoples of the Scandinavian and Soviet-Russian Arctic, European energy and pipelines, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the former Yugoslavia, Hungarian language, Russian language.

The Maritime Dimension of CSDP: Geostrategic Maritime Challenges and their Implications for the European Union, Study for the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), EP/EXPO/B/SEDE/FWC/2009-01/Lot6/21, January 2013, co-authored with Timo Behr, Erik Brattberg, Jyrki Kallio, Mika Aaltola, Charly Salonius-Pasternak and Maija Salonen.