Filip Cernoch and Martin Jirusek Received Fulbright Scholarship
Our department has marked an outstanding success as two of its members have become recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and will spend the 2021/2022 academic year as visiting scholars in the US.
Filip Černoch will spend the next ten months in New Hampshire at the prestigious Dartmouth College, a member of the famed "Ivy League", a group of renowned US universities. Filip set out to examine the impacts of the energy sector restructuralization on the society. "The United States has undergone a significant restructuring of its energy sector in recent years. Demand for coal has fallen dramatically, with serious economic, social, and cultural impacts. We have seen similar development in central Europe. Comparing the situation in the US and Europe should help anticipate and possibly better manage the painful changes we are facing", explains Filip his research plans.
Martin Jirušek, for his part, will be working on his research at George Washington University in the US capital. In his research, Martin focuses on the US foreign and energy policies vis-a-vis Russia. "In the two recent decades, we have seen an increasing tension among in the international arena and energy supplies have been a significant part of it. It is of paramount importance to understand actions of the key players as energy security and international relations are mutually connected vessels with ramifications for a sheer spectrum of state policies", says Martin about the motivation behind his research. He, too, will use this opportunity to gain new experience and stimuli for his future academic work.