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Doc. Ing. Zuzana Stuchlíková, Ph.D.

Ms. Stuchlikova is a graduate of the Faculty of International Relations (University of Economics, Prague) in the field of study International Trade. Her whole career has been connected to the Faculty. Ms. Stuchlikova has been acting at the Department of World Economy since 2004. Today, she is a supervisor and leader of the minor program Chinese Studies and the head of the Center for Asian Studies. Ms. Stuchlikova was named docent in 2015. She was editor in chief of the scientific journal "Soucasna Evropa" (Current Europe) as well. Ms. Stuchlikova specializes in international economic trends, Chinese and Japanese economy, regional economic integration. She has experience from research stays in China and Japan.


Ing. Tereza De Castro, Ph.D.

foto-210x300Dr. De Castro is the assistant professor of economics in the Department of World Economy, Faculty of International Relations, at the University of Economics in Prague. She specializes in international trade, world economy, and developing studies. Territorially she focuses mainly on emerging markets (BRICS, etc.) and countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In her research she looks at the analysis of trade relations, the global value chains and the growing middle class in the above mentioned regions. Dr. De Castro has experience from study/research stays in the USA, Hong Kong, China (Beijing), Germany, and a range of international economic conferences. She is a founding member of the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) at the Faculty of International Relations.


Jeremy Alan Garlick, M.A., Ph.D.

thumbnail_PictureMr. Garlick gives lectures on China in International Politics and Diplomacy at Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics in Prague. He teaches both Czech and exchange students since 2015. He has two-year lecturing experience from universities in China and five years of experience from colleges in South Korea. He was also teaching at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech republic. His PhD thesis on China's Rise Scenario was defended at Palacky University in Olomouc in 2014. He is currently studying relations between China and Europe, China's interests in the South China Sea, and the theory of China's rise to the international scene.


PhDr. Ing. Radka Havlová, Ph.D.

mena-2 - maléMrs. Havlová is an assistant professor at the Jan Masaryk Center of International Studies, Prague (SMS JM). She does her research on ethnic conflicts, security, terrorism and culture in international relations with a focus on Asia and especially the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At present, she is lecturing at SMS JM on ethnic conflicts in international relations and on Asia in international relations.




Mgr. Jakub Otčenášek

fotoSince 2009, he has been working at the Department of English language at the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics. He teaches Chinese language course and Introduction to Chinese History and Culture course. In 2011, he earned his master degree in Sinology and Religion at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University (FFUK). He is currently working on a dissertation on the history of medieval Taoism at the Institute of Philosophy and Religion of the Faculty of Philosophy (FFUK). He spent one year in the PRC and one year in Taiwan during his studies. He has long been interested in the history of Chinese religions, culture and thoughts.


Ing. Jitka Volfová, Ph.D.

foto JitkaDr. Volfová has been working at the Department of Business and Commercial Communications (KOPKK) at FMV since 2009. She is a guarantor of multiple courses on commerce issues dealing in China, i.e. Commerce and entrepreneurship in China course, which is a compulsory course in the minority specialization Chinese Studies. In 2010, after returning from a two-year stay in China, she received a PhD degree in International Economic Relations when she defended her dissertation thesis on the international management focused on Chinese business negotiations and on the cultural differences between Czech Republic and China. Her experience in the field was immediately further deepened during the Czech participation at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, where she worked in the Czech Pavilion. In addition to Chinese issues, she has long been interested in international management, intercultural communication, or in business negotiation. He is one of the founding members of the CAS. She is currently on parental leave.



Eliška Bursová

Eliška is a bachelor student of International Studies - Diplomacy at the University of Economics in Prague. Among other things, she has been intensively studying foreign languages ​​and concerning Far East region, she is interested in Japanese and Chinese language. She is interested in Southeast and East Asia region, especially in relations between the PRC and the Republic of China (Taiwan). She also participated on a volunteer project on the island of Kyushu. In her spare time, she is a part of the student organization AIESEC, where she is responsible for sending students to foreign projects, mostly to the developing countries.


Ing. Gabriel Hasík

GabrielGabriel is a graduate of the University of Economics, in the field of International Economic Relations, with a minor specialization Chinese Studies. Now in the same field, he continues his postgraduate studies. In his research, he deals with China, especially with its middle class, about which he also wrote his diploma thesis. He focuses on the economic and political behavior, potential and future of the Chinese middle class in the light of ongoing economic and political changes. He visited China several times through a family business and has had the opportunity to participate in search for contractors, negotiate contracts or follow up with the manufacturers. Besides CAS, he is also the founder and leading member of the Czech China Club student club, which organizes Chinese-themed workshops or talks.


Ing. Aneta Hlavsová, BA

Aneta is a third year Ph.D. student at the Jan Masaryk Center for International Studies at the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), and her long-term research interests include the complexities of the American foreign policy as well as the Middle Eastern countries. She finished her bachelor studies at the Empire State College and then continued onto an international master´s of International Diplomatic Studies at VŠE. Along with her studies she also participates as a teacher in the department´s courses, namely the Great Powers in International Relations and Ethnic Conflicts) and focuses her thesis on Barack Obama´s foreign policy. She published several articles under the internal grant (headed by Dr. Havlová) which researched the democratization of Middle Eastern countries.


Ing. Jan Krejčí

Jan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Diplomacy and Master's degree in European Integration at the Faculty of International Relations. He also graduated from a Chinese studies minor specialization and holds a certificate of the same name. He spent a total of a year and a half in China, where he obtained the highest certificate from the Chinese language HSK 6. He uses Chinese knowledge in his personal and working life and plans to apply it in his dissertation on Chinese investments in Europe. He is interested in topics such as robotics, Industry 4.0, Big data, mobile technologies and their economic and political impacts.


Andrea Mudrová

thumbnail_20160901_144946 (3)Andrea is a student of International Relations at the University of Economics in Prague, as well as student of Indology (Hindi language specialization) at the Faculty of Arts at the Charles University. Her main subject of interest is India and its perception in the Czech Republic. She is also focused on countries of Southeast Asia and Middle East region. Main topic of her research are stereotypes in the Czech discourse about Asia. For a few years she had been an active member of the Pilsner Diplomatic Simulation in the field of Marketing and PR and currently she has been attending events and discussions with aim to gain deeper Czech - Asian views. In a free time she is keen on studying oriental languages.



My Hanh Nguyen

Has studied International Business at the Faculty of International Relations. Now she studies Master programme in the same major, with her minor being Development Studies. From the development region of Asia, she is interested the most in India; from other regions in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She focuses particularly on topics related to development economics, i.g. income and asset inequalities, or extreme poverty.




Ing. Dominik Proch

Dominik graduated in International Trade at the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague, with Chinese Studies as the minor field of study. His interest in the Asian region is reflected in studies, work as well as leisure activities. He is a holder of the Certificate of Asian Studies for dedicated students granted by the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague together with the SKODA AUTO company. Currently, he works in the Euro-Asian environment and also strives to develop his knowledge as a Ph.D. student. For a long time, he has been particularly interested in the position of China and India in the world economy, their economic development and contemporary changes in international economic relations.


Pamir Sahill

Pamir is a doctoral candidate at Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague. His dissertation focuses on post-2001 Afghanistan’s state-building discourses. Pamir earned his Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy from Anglo-American University, Prague in 2013 and holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from University of the Punjab, Lahore. His current research interests revolve around theoretically and empirically exploring the notions and discourses of international security, terrorism, political Islam its militant face, post-conflict state-building, developmentalism, state, mobility and migration, sovereignty and identities-borders-orders (IBO). Geographically, Pamir has worked on the politics and security of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. Apart from academic research, Pamir has worked as a journalist covering southwest Asian and Middle Eastern politics and security since 2006. He speaks English, Pashto, Dari, Hindi/Urdu, Hindko and Punjabi.


Ing. Kristýna Tamchynová

Kristýna is a doctoral degree student of Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies at VŠE and Research Manager at the Institute of International Relations Prague. Her main research focus are the topics related to migration from the MENA countries and also topics related to Turkey. That’s why she spent a semester at Sabanci University in Istanbul during her master studies and why she returns to Turkey on regular basis. She is a member of Dr. Havlová’s IGA team in a project focusing on MENA as well. She is author or co-author of several articles dealing with migration and/or Turkey.



Former Members:

Ing. Jan Bejkovský, Ph.D.


Jan studied International Business at the University of Economics as well as Sinology at Charles University in Prague. He has been focused on China and Chinese economy since his youth. He spent several years on study and work projects in China which means that he speaks Chinese. Apart from the Chinese experience, he worked at the Chinese desk of the advisory firm Deloitte and as a Commercial Director for Asia in significant Czech engineering company. At the University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations, he lectured Chinese History and he actively participatesd in many Czech-Chinese educational, research and trade projects. His dissertation was focused on the Chinese economic system.


Matyáš Havel

12289607_10203702102752298_7003833858845807430_nMatyas studied Diplomacy – International Studies program at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague. Also, he is a student of Sinology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. He focuses primarily on the region of East and Southeast Asia, local culture, history, and how these determinants influence current politics and international relations. In addition, he is interested in economic issues of this region, particularly in relation to the environmental situation. Besides the Center for Asian Studies, he used to be a member of the student organization Junior Diplomat Initiative, where he was engaged in organizing various lectures and workshops on diplomacy and international relations. Also, he was involved in the Czech Council on Foreign Relations and Burma Center Prague.