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.
Výzkumné centrum malých států Vás zve na diskuzi s prof. dr. Afrimem Krasniqi na téma "A 'Proactive' Small Albanian State in the Western Balkans: Albanian's External Positions and Internal Challenges since 2013", která se uskuteční v pátek, 17. 2. od 14:00 na Hollaru.
We would like to congratulate our PhD student Johana Klusek, who is studying in the Modern History programme, for her successful application for the prestigious Sylff Research Grant. A total of 53 awardees from all over the world, including three UK students, received the award for 2022/2023.
The Institute of International Studies (IMS) with the Department of South Slavic and Balkan Studies, together with the Albanian Embassy in Prague and Vaclav Havel Library, invite you to the book launch of "Sto let česko(slovensko)-albánskych vztahů" on 16. 2. 2022 at 19:00 at Vaclav Havel Library.
This year, Institute of International Studies offers again two doctoral programmes - International Area Studies and Modern History. The deadline for applications has been set for 30 April 2023.
Call for Papers: Becoming Smaller: Responses to Changes in Size and Influence in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Výzkumné centrum pro malé státy (SnS) vyzývá k předkládání abstraktů na dvoudenní workshop s názvem "Becoming Smaller: Responses to Changes in Size and Influence in the 20th and 21st Centuries", který se bude konat 25. a 26. května 2023 v Praze. Uzávěrka pro zasílání návrhů je 31. ledna 2023.
If you are interested in the American judicial system, working of state courts, and how to campaign to be elected as a judge of one of the state courts, feel free to come to the discussion hosted by the Department of North American Studies organized together with the U.S. Ambassador's Youth Council.