Markus Hellborg is a second-year double degree student of Global Governance. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies where he specialised in International Political Economy and Security Studies, writing his dissertation on the strategic use of disinformation during the annexation of Crimea in 2014. During his first year of Master’s studies, he attended the International Political Economy programme at the University of Warwick where he focused on issues in global economic governance and the politics of global finance. In these fields, Markus has shown a keen interest in global efforts such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Basel Accords.
Over the past two years, Markus has worked on two research projects at the University of Warwick. One focused on departmental strategies in higher education to increase learning and student participation. The other focused on the growing trend of benchmarking in global governance. He analysed the role of benchmarking practices as a tool to monitor, assess, and change performance on a transnational scale.
At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Markus hopes to not only continue his research in international political economy, but also expand his understanding of increasingly important areas such as technology and society, environmental governance, and international law. Consequently, he is looking forward to participating in the Global Political Economy, Environment and Resources, and Multilateral Institutions research clusters.