Karel Onwijn

Karel Onwijn, Guest lecturer of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Leiden University at
Karel Onwijn

Karel Onwijn is a historian specialized in the former Soviet countries. After his study he has been working as a correspondent for the Dutch and Belgian press in Moscow. Upon his return to the Netherlands he has taught at several universities on 20th century political, social and cultural history and recent developments in the former Soviet countries, with a focus on Russia, Ukraine and the Southern Caucasus.
He has published articles and several books, for which he regularly travels to the former Soviet countries. Karel also gives cross-cultural trainings to companies, ministries and individuals working with and in former USSR. He intends to do a PhD-research on cultural developments in the Soviet Union since the Thaw