Center for International and European Affairs (CIEA) is a UNYP research center that pursues interdisciplinary research projects both within UNYP and with external partners. Its research is methodologically diverse and policy oriented and focuses on the core themes of political communication, international organizations and collective security, peace studies, conflict analysis, security policy and strategy development, international law.
Main areas of the current research at IRRC include:
Mgr. Jakub Záhora, Ph.D. , M.A.
Jakub Zahora holds Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, University of London, and Masters degree in Security Studies and doctorate in International Relations from Charles University. He joined UNYP’s School of International Relations in fall 2023 as a research lead. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and a lecturer at Department of International Relations at Charles University. He also held visiting fellowships at Hebrew University, Copenhagen University and New York University. Zahora has taught courses on Middle East politics, theories of International Relations and security studies, and methodology in political science, and his research interests cover critical approaches to international politics, political ethnography, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jan Kovář coauthored a peer-reviewed article in the Czech Journal of International Relations in which the authors focus on the performance of the Czech Republic during its second EU Council presidency in the second half of 2022. This was the first presidency the country held under the Lisbon rules. The second EU Council presidency was… Read more >
Women’s right for education oftentimes is one of the first targets of anti-democratic regimes and elements of societies. Political extremists view women primarily through the lenses of their roles as mothers that bring life to future generation of nations, but along with that, as transmitters of cultural values as well. In their view, educated women… Read more >
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