Lauren is a fourth-year International Relations and Geography double major minoring in Russian Language and African Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Lauren works as a TA and research assistant in the History Department, focusing on areas within Sub-Saharan Africa. Outside of work and class, Lauren works on environmental management and sustainability initiatives in central and southern Texas, and on public education policy in Houston, where she grew up. In other words, she totally rocks.
Episode | May 31st, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
academics, latin america, mass protests, politics, presidential elections, russian-latin america relations, ukraine, venezuela
Hosts Lauren and Milena sit down with Ukrainian professor Olga Onuch (University of Manchester) and PhD candidate Emma Mateo (Oxford) to talk about their choice to study Ukraine and the marvels of mass protest - in the words of Milena "four fabulous females" together in the studio.
Episode | May 24th, 2019 | Season 1 | 33 mins 15 secs
end of season, reflection
We know almost everybody is disappointed with the Game of Thrones ending, and we feel your pain, but maybe this will cheer you up. Hosts Tom, Matt, Milena, and Lauren get together to reflect on our first season before they each went their separate ways for the summer.
Episode | March 18th, 2019 | Season 1 | 32 mins 24 secs
culture, czech, eastern europe, eastern ukraine, geopolitics, international relations
Czech-American Austin Sappington, a Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow for 2018-2019, talks about his identification with the local Austin Czech community, Russian influence in the EU, Ukrainian democracy, the Czech Republic, and threats to Ukraine's economic well-being.
Episode | March 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 28 mins 17 secs
churchill, civics, democracy, economy, elections, eu, european union, gardening, geostrategic, government, international relations, military, nato, normative, russia, space, superpower, trump, ukrainian elections, voting
Dr. Michael W. Mosser talks with TSC host Lauren Nyquist about democracy on the international playing field.