He is an assistant professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies at FSS MU in Brno and the Head of Research Department of Institute of International Relations in Prague. He finished his Doctoral degree in International Relations in 2008 at the Faculty of Social Studies MU in Brno.
In his research and teaching activities he focuses on analysis of foreign policy (especially of the Czech Republic and smaller European states), on Central European regional cooperation and its iterference into European transatlantic policy and into eastern and south-eastern external dimension of the EU. He also specializes in philosophy of sciences, especially in developement in the field of pragmatism and scientific realism.
He is the author and co-author of a number of research articles on the mentioned issues in Czech as well as foreign periodicals (for example, Osteuropa, EuropeanSecurity, Perspectives or Mezinárodní vztahy), the main author of annual analytical studies of the Czech foreign policy and a co-author (together with Martin Hrabálek) of publication Czech Foreign Policy in 2007 – 2009: Analysis, Česká zahraniční politika: Aktéři, struktura, proces and the author of monograph Člověk, poznání a mezinárodní politika.
He was the principal investigator of grant by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Rozvoj výzkumu v oblasti zahraniční politiky a mezinárodních vztahů, in present he is the principal investigator of the Czech Scientific Foundation’s grant Bezpečnostní multilateralismus jako instituce and the principal investigator of strategic grant of International Visegrad Fund Visegradgroup in the Post-Lisbon EU: GettingCloser to MoveFurther. He was granted the „Visiting Scholar“ scholarship for spring term of 2012 by Fullbright Foundation on Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
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