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Roland Schmidt, MA

He is a doctoral candidate in comparative political science at the Central European University. Before joining CEU Roland worked for five years at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna where he was research assistant to Manfred Nowak in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and participated in numerous UN fact finding missions and projects focusing on the prevention of torture. Roland holds an MA in human rights and democratization from the European Regional Master´ s Program on Southeast Europe (Sarajevo/
Bologna) as well as Magister degrees in political science and economics (University of Innsbruck, Austria). During his undergraduate studies he spent one year at EDHEC, Lille/France and interned among others with the Leadership and Research Team at the ICTY, The Hague and the Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade.