Liana Minkova

International relations

Liana Minkova was born on November 4th, 1993. She has a BA in International Politics from King’s College London and an award for Best Overall Performance. Her undergraduate thesis on the role of oil and gas in foreign policy, with reference to Russia and Saudi Arabia, received the highest grade in the Department of Political Economy. Liana has done internships at the Bulgarian National Assembly, the Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Embassy in London. While at King’s, she was chosen to participate as a research fellow in a project evaluating and comparing the quality of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.

Liana holds an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, with a particular focus on international security and human rights. Her 25,000 words thesis analysed crimes against humanity and war crimes perpetrated in the DRC and CAR. After completing her master’s degree, she worked at the London Centre of International Law Practice.

She is a PhD student in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the compatibility of the concept of individual criminal responsibility with the collective nature of international crimes. For her studies Liana received a full studentsip by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.