ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
The Institute of International Studies (IMS) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague (FSV UK), which was established in 1990 to respond to the current needs of the society. The IMS was founded in 1994 as the youngest part of the FSV UK. Its current structure is the result of a long-term process characterized, among others, by the deliberate formation of a new field of study "Area Studies." It is also positively influenced by the rising and changing demand of students, i.e. by satisfying the increasingly urgent "social demand" of the missing field of area studies, which is so important for further development in the practice of the Czech foreign and domestic politics.
Graduates of the study fields which are taught at the IMS are characterized by a contextually, regionally and methodologically based knowledge of modern history and of the legal, political, economic and socio-cultural background in those regions which are the contents of the Institute's scientific and pedagogical work. Furthermore, they orientate themselves in the practical consequences of recent historical events and essential contemporary problems and are equipped with basic analytic-interpretive skills. The graduates of these fields find jobs in all types of governmental and non-governmental institutions that focus on the issues of the respective regions, both domestic and foreign, in their historical and contemporary context.
Kyiv School of Economics and the “Ukraine in a Changing Europe” Research Centre at Institute of International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University) in the framework of the REDEMOS project will hold a roundtable discussion "Wartime Ukraine and Ukrainians: Politics, Migration, and European integration" in Prague on December 6.
For the next two months, the FSV UK students' photo exhibition "Towards: Searching for queer safe space" will be showcased in the foyer of the Jinonice Campus Jinonice. The exhibition was originally launched during Prague Pride in August in the Hollar building.
Given that the move to the new library in the Jinonice Campus will take place from November 27 to December 1, 2023, you have a unique chance to borrow books for a longer period than usual. Loans borrowed after October 27, 2023 can be returned by January 3, 2024.
Students and alumni are cordially invited to attend a public lecture by prof. Hanns W. Maull titled "The disintegrating international order: where will it take Europe?" on November 20th at 17:00 in room C117 at the Jinonice Campus.
Would you like to know more about career opportunities in EU institutions? Come to a discussion with Eva Horelová, which will take place on November 13 from 11:00 a.m. in room B103A in the Jinonice Campus.
Lecture & discussion "Navigating the Transatlantic Future: Press Freedom, Disinformation, and Diplomacy"
You are all cordially invited to attend a discussion and remarks by Elizabeth Allen, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the US Department of State, that will take place on Thursday, 2 November at 9:30 in room 212 (Hollar building - Smetanovo nábřeží 6).