International Relations

November 22 2020
However interesting the 2016 U.S. presidential election was, this year’s match between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has already, to coin a phrase, trumped it. In this short commentary, I will highlight two things that have, in my opinion, been discussed less than they would deserve, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Firstly, one might believe on initial examination that the Democratic Party... Read more >
November 05 2020
For this month’s Professor Spotlight feature, we talked to Mr. Jakub Lepš. Mr. Lepš is a true polymath: a politician, editorial director and manager (internet news, media monitoring), an experienced analyst (U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Chinese relations, modern China), and a UNYP lecturer. Mr. Lepš kindly agreed to give... Read more >
July 08 2020
It is in times of crisis when most of the great ideas in philosophy have been formulated. Great philosophers of all times wrote in periods of difficulty, of change: Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau, to mention a few of the authors that we discuss in the course Classics of Political Theory.  While political philosophy is always one of my preferred subjects to teach, I have to... Read more >
May 18 2020
There are thousands of ambitious Czech students who dream of studying in the US, and might now think that the pandemic has ruined their plans. But all is not lost; although these students have seen their study abroad plans interrupted, they still have the opportunity to receive an authentic American education without leaving the Czech Republic. The close partnership between the University of New... Read more >
April 08 2020
I lecture at several universities in the Czech Republic and abroad, and teach multiple courses that are related to Africa in one way or another (for instance, at UNYP I teach African Politics and Society). People frequently ask me “why Africa?” and this complex question requires a complex response. I believe that as human beings, we should be interested in what is going on in the world... Read more >

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