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1 Department of Russian and East European Studies Institute of International Studies Faculty of Social Sciences Charles University in Prague

2 Department of Russian and East European Studies - Past and Present Founded in 1994 as part of the Institute of International Studies. Members of the former dissolved Institute for Central and East European History within Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences formed the core of the new department to advance the study of the territory of the former Soviet Bloc based on Area Studies, a rather new field of study in the Czech context. It became clear that the area east of the Czech borders would maintain an extraordinarily important position in the Czech foreign policy, and, consequently, there would be a steady demand for education in this particular field of study.

3 Department of Russian and East European Studies - Past and Present Over the years, the department was successful in pursuing the study of: o Russia; o Eastern Europe – Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova; o Central Europe – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia; o Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia (overreaching partially to Finland).

4 Department of Russian and East European Studies - Past and Present The scope of study was further expanded to cover: o Caucasus – Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, border regions of Russia: Chechnya, Dagestan…; o Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan; o Balkan peninsula – former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania (overreaching partially to Turkey)

5 Department of Russian and East European Studies - Past and Present Nowadays: interdisciplinary research of modern history, contemporary politics, international relations, partially economics and culture of the studied regions; investigating a wide range of research grant projects commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and other government agencies, corporate sector, NGOs (both in the Czech Republic and abroad).

6 Department of Russian and East European Studies - Past and Present Our graduates are particularly strong in critical assessment of the developments in the studied territories relying on deep background knowledge and analytical skills. They are to be found working for government (Office of the President of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior), international organizations (OSCE, IOM), large business corporations (IBM, Škodaexport), media (Czech TV, Czech Press Agency, Czech Radio), or major NGOs (Člověk v tísni, Charitas). Some continue pursuing their academic careers as well.

7 Internal Staff Ass. Prof. Jiří VYKOUKAL, Ph.D. Director of the Institute of International Studies Guarantor of B.A. programme Guarantor of English M.A. programmes (PRAREAS) Field of research: East-Central Europe – Poland, Hungary; Modern History; Historiography; Nationalism

8 Internal Staff Ass. Prof. Michal KUBÁT, Ph.D. Head of the Department of Russian and East European Studies Field of research: East-Central Europe – Poland; Political Systems; Theories of Democratic and Non- democratic Regimes; Theories of Political Opposition

9 Internal Staff Ass. Prof. Luboš ŠVEC, Ph.D. Guarantor of Czech M.A. programme Field of research: East-Central Europe – Baltic Countries; Modern History of Central and Eastern Europe; Political Systems and Nationalism

10 Internal Staff Kateřina KRÁLOVÁ, Ph.D. Faculty Vice-Dean for International Relations Leader of the Balkan studies’ team Field of research: The Balkans – Greece; Modern History of the Balkans; German-Greek Relations; Jews in Greece; Greek Minority in the Czech Republic; Authoritarian Regimes in the Balkans

11 Internal Staff Slavomír HORÁK, Ph.D. Secretary of the Department of Russian and East European Studies Field of research: Central Asia; Afghanistan; Iran; Islam, Ideology; Energy Politics in the Caspian; Informal Political Institutions; Modern History of Central Asia

12 Monographs ŠVEC, Luboš: Perestrojka, pobaltské republiky a Československo [Perestroika, Baltic republics and Czechoslovakia ]. Dokořán, Praha, 2014, 392 s. ISBN REIMAN, Michal a kol.: Zrod velmoci. Dějiny Sovětského svazu [The Birth of the Power. The History the Soviet Union ]. Karolinum, Praha, 2013, 584 s. ISBN

13 Monographs SOULEIMANOV, Emil: Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict. Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abchazia Wars Reconsidered. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 272 s. ISBN TEJCHMAN, Miroslav: Balkán ve válce a v revoluci : [The Balkans in the war and revolution: ]. Praha: Karolinum, 2008, 768 s., ISBN

14 Monographs KUBÁT, Michal a kol. Politické a ústavní systémy zemí středovýchodní Evropy [Political and constitutional systems of East-Central Europe]. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, ISBN VYKOUKAL, Jiří - LITERA, Bohuslav - TEJCHMAN, Miroslav. Východ: vznik, vývoj a rozpad sovětského bloku [The East: the establishment, development, and decline of the Soviet bloc in Europe ]. Praha: Libri, 2000,

15 Monographs HORÁK, Slavomír. Rusko a Střední Asie po rozpadu SSSR [Russia and Central Asia after USSR dissolution]. Praha: Karolinum, s. ISBN IRMANOVÁ, Eva: Maďarsko a versailleský mírový systém [Hungary and the Versailles System]. Ústí nad Labem, Albis International, 2002, 409 s. ISBN

16 Studia Territorialia Leading peer-reviewed academic journal in the Czech Republic covering Area Studies and Modern and Contemporary History

17 Examples of current Ph.D. projects Russian internal migration and its obstacles (Jakub Andrle) The influence of the Turkish political culture on the right-wing political parties of Albania and Kosovo (Kamil Pikal) Science about science in Poland and Czechoslovakia (Michaela Kůželová) National policy towards Romania's Hungarian minority and Bulgaria's ethnic Turks during the regimes of Nicolae Ceauşescu and Todor Živkov (Filip Šisler) Transylvanian regional identity of Romanians, Hungarians and Germans and its development and transformation after 1989 (Jiří Kocian) The image of Soviet Union in the Czechoslovak cultural left in the 1920s and 1930s (Kateřina Šimová) Social inequality in Estonia (Olga Lukešová) Influence of Putin´s politics in the Russian society and culture (Francesca Mazzali)

18 Foreign relations Erasmus Erasmus Mundus (together with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), UCL London) CEEPUS Aktion Mobility fund Bilateral agreements: o Inter-faculty agreements; o Inter-university agreements; o Inter-governmental agreements

19 T. G. Masaryk Library of Social Sciences Praha - Jinonice

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25 Thank you for your attention! Filip Šisler, M.A. Department of Russian and East European Studies Institute of International Studies Faculty of Social Sciences Charles University in Prague U Kříže 661/ , Praha 5 – Jinonice


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