Area Studies Research Seminar

Area Studies Research Seminar

The area studies research seminar offers a platform for an internal debate on the on-going and planned research at the Institute of International Studies. The presenters are IMS researchers as well as guests from Czech and foreign research institutions. The seminar is intended for all IMS staff and Ph.D. students.

The program for the 2020/2021 winter semester can be found below on this page. Seminars are held through Zoom, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

Report your participation in the seminars here.

The seminar is organised with the support of the Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS - Teaching and Debating EU Small States' Security.

Future Lectures

We are looking forward to seeing you again in the winter semester 2021/2022.


Past Lectures

Date Speaker Topic
4.5.2021, 11:30 Václav Šmidrkal Resistance Fighters, Volunteers, and the Rest. Czech Legal Ordering of War Heroism in the 20th Century
19.4.2021, 11:00 Jaromír Mrňka (IPS FSV UK) Experience and Trauma of Sexual Violence and Rape in the Testimonies of German Expellees from the Bohemian Lands after WWII
12.4.2021, 11:00 Jan Hornát and Eliška Tomalová Status-seeking and International Organisations
22.3.2021, 11:00 Mikuláš Pešta (FF UK) Cognitive dissonance of Czechoslovak Revolutionary Practice
9.3.2021, 11:00 Karin Hofmeisterová Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church in memory production of post-Milošević's Serbia
22.2.2021, 11:00 Oscar Sanchez
(University of Hong Kong)
In the Shadow of Capitalism: How to Write a History of Socialism beyond Teleology and Ideological Determinism
8.2.2021, 11:00

Jerome Heurtaux

From one justice to another. Narratives of injustice by the executives of the former regime in Tunisia
7.12.2020, 11:00 Irena Kalhousová Populist Politics of Memory and Foreign Policy as a Dyad:  Polish-Israeli Relations through a Theoretical Lens
23.11.2020, 11:00 Klára Žaloudková Wealth defence strategies of Bulgarian oligarchs in the 1990s
3.11.2020, 11:00 Patryk Gacka Protection of collective memories against denialism
26.10.2020, 11:00 Eliška Černovská Primary issues in foreign policy agenda-setting
12.10.2020, 11:00 Mitchell Young Knowledge Power Europe
6.10.2020, 11:00 Maria Piekarska Can forest remember? On agency, risk, and possibilities in environmental memorials
19.5.2020, 12:30         Jakub Eberle (ÚMV)    Germany as a dividual power
Postponed due to COVID-19 Paolo Graziano (University of Padova) Comperative Neo-populism
28.4.2020, 12:30    Anna Lukešová (IMS) a Kateřina Koči (VŠE) Promoting State Interests in International Organizations: Emphasis on Personnel Level in the Czech Republic
Postponed due to COVID-19 Stefan Gänzle (University of Agder) Differentiated integration in Europe
Postponed due to COVID-19 Emil Kerenji (USHMM) Geopolitics, Demographics, and Population Projects in Interwar Yugoslavia
17.3.2020, 12:30 Seminar for GAČR proposals Presentation of projects and feedbacks from opponents
Postponed due to illness Farkhad Alimukhamedov (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse) Ethical Commitments and Raison d’Etat in Rentier States: Asylum-seeker policies in the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Central Asian Republic during the Refugee Crisis.
25.11.2019, 12:30 Eliška Tomalová a Eliška Černovská EU Water Diplomacy.
19.11.2019, 12:30 Andrzej Turkowski (University of Warsaw) The 1989 Transformation and Its Influence on the Polish Space of Opinion on Russia. 
22.10.2019, 12:30 Irena Kalhousová In Search of Central Europe: The Visegrad Group and the Vote on the Israeli-
Palestinian Conflict in the UNGA