Lecturers

ESD’s highly-qualified lecturers have expertise in many fields of study and come from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds, thereby diversifying and enhancing the knowledge and expertise provided to our students and training program participants.

Mike Winnerstig (PhD)

Sweden

  • Theories of International Relations
  • European Security

Rene Värk (dr IUR)

Estonia

  • International Law
  • Diplomatic and Consular Services

John Hefffern (Amb)

United States

  • NATO: Needing Allies More than Ever

Viljar Veebel (PhD)

Estonia

  • International Organisations
  • Political Radicalization and Rise of Authoritarianism in Europe in 21st Century

Marina Kaljurand (MA)

Estonia

  • Cyber Diplomacy

Meelis Kitsing (PhD)

Estonia

  • International Economics

Stefano Braghiroli (PhD)

Italy

  • Introduction to the European Union: Institutions, Decision-Making, and Legal Framework
  • European Economic Integration

Michael Roberts (MSc)

United Kingdom

  • Diplomatic Skills Training

Matthew Crandall (PhD)

United States of America

  • US Foreign Policy
  • Small States in International Relations

Kevin Blachford (PhD)

United Kingdom

  • Foreing Policy Analysis

Morten Bøås (PhD)

Norway

  • Contemporary Africa

Kristi Raik (PhD)

Estonia

  • Europe, Russia and the Changing Global Order

Gerhard Reiweger (Amb)

Austria

  • Public Diplomacy Interactive Training

Paul Meerts (PhD)

The Netherlands

  • International Negotiations