On 5 December 2016 PAST-Centre research fellow Olga Zvonareva defended her thesis «Pharmapolitics in Russia: Making drugs and (re)building the nation» in Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
After the defence and based on a positive assessment of her dissertation by an interdisciplinary committee, Olga was awarded PhD degree. Among the assessment committee members were Harro van Lente (Maastricht University) and Raymond de Vries (University of Michigan). Evgenia Popova, PAST-Centre director, participated in the defence as a member of «corona», which in the Netherlands refers to a group of scholars who discuss the PhD candidate’s work during defence. Defence announcement can be found here.