Urte Peteris is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in international relations, currently working on a dissertation that explores how states use foreign propaganda as a means of communication. She studies how foreign propaganda strategies can be categorized, how and why states devise, deploy, and evaluate their own propaganda strategies, and how they respond to the strategies of allies and adversaries. She also researches covert action, hybrid warfare, and civil-military affairs. Her regional interest is in Eastern Europe, particularly the Baltic States and Russia.
Ms. Peteris is currently a Cordier Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. Prior to starting her Ph.D., she worked as a researcher for the European Commission, the U.S. Department of State, and the Streit Council. She holds B.A. degrees in political science, history, and international relations from the University of Miami, as well as M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in political science from Columbia.