Kseniya Susha – originally from Belarus – is a student of Master Program in Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University. She received her first degree in Intercultural Communications in Minsk and decided to put her theoretical knowledge in that field into practice throwing herself into a new environment – for Master Studies in Lithuania. Additionally, she had an Erasmus+ programme experience spending one semester at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid (Spain) and that is one of the reasons why she is passionate about Spanish language and culture.
Kseniya has chosen Lithuania also because of the family background: her mother was born in Vilnius and told a lot of stories about her childhood. Having taken in her mother’s memories, Kseniya has fallen in love with Lithuania and at the moment enjoys exploring cultural similarities and differences between the countries in this region.
She decided on the traineeship at the EFHR because the organization’s priorities and objectives correspond to her own values. Being extremely interested in human rights, national minority rights, as well as in the creation of awareness of the society on the topic, Kseniya is also a volunteer at the Belarusian human rights organization “Human Constanta”. During her traineeship at the EFHR, she wants to go to the very roots and find out how such issues are resolved in Lithuania – both in theory and in practice.
Besides, Kseniya has at heart such topics as migration (in particular, child migration), conflict studies, and international terrorism. By the way, she is currently writing her Master thesis being deeply involved into the research of public diplomacy for the prevention of violent radicalization using the example of Spain.
Among her hobbies she specifies analog and digital types of photography, exploring other visual arts (mostly, painting), music, literature, and of course, traveling based on either cultural experience or nature contemplation.