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Evelyn Pihla joins Centre as assistant to manager

We are happy to announce that since in the beginning of January, we have a new team member. Evelyn Pihla, who also works as a communication and marketing specialist at the Johan Skytte Institute for Political Studies, will help to deal Centre’s daily activities and duties, especially those related with paperwork.  

To get to know the new colleague better, we asked her a few questions. Welcome to the team, Evelyn!  

 What will you do at the Centre?  

 My job will be to keep the documents of Centre in order. To ensure that all contracts, invoices and travel-related documents are properly formalised and where they need to be. I’m doing all this, so that people on the Centre's substantive side can focus on the Centre’s substantive work.  

What's your background?  

My background is rather diverse. I come from Pärnu. Upper secondary school in economics class, bachelor's degree in art department of Tallinn Pedagogical University (now Tallinn University), first master ‘sin conference translation from University of Tartu, second master in information and knowledge management (Also UT). I've been working in galleries and school, genetic engineering and advertising.  

Today's main job is at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies. It includes design, translation, marketing, communication, event management and all these n+1 things related to marketing and communication. In the Asian Centre, I can deal with my other passion, which is systemism.   

What fascinates you?  

Gardening and everything to do with growing and growing something. I am fascinated by the idea of a garden where the growing places of crops are chosen in such a way that additional work is as little as possible. In fact, this requires little but a quiet observation and observation. Plus, of course, a good book, a mushroom, a joke, a sea, doing nothing.  

What is your cultural recommendation to our readers? 

I have several. I recommend two biographies from the "White Book" series: Carmen Bin Ladin's "Unpenetrated Kingdom. My life in Saudi Arabia” and Donya al-Nah's "No One Takes the Children From Me." And, of course, Marjane Satrap's "Embroiders" - with black humor about the everyday lives of Iranian women. On the bright side, Sei Shnagon's "Cushion Notes" - a really nice pillow reading - would definitely be recommended. The translator's notes and follow-up give an idea of the more tragic context of events from which the author's text is silent. In addition, the whole family and I are great friends of Japanese animes. At the moment, "The Boy and the Shark" runs in the cinema, but in fact, all Studio Ghibli movies are great.   


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