Researchers

Ing. Tereza De Castro, Ph.D.

Ing. Tereza De Castro, Ph.D.

Dr De Castro is the assistant professor of economics in the Department of International Economic Relations (former Department of World Economy), Faculty of International Relations, at the Prague University of Economics and Business. She specializes in international trade, the 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.

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

Jeremy Garlick is the director of the Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, a research centre of the Faculty of International Relations. He specialises in China’s international relations and international relations theory. He has published impact articles on a diverse range of topics, including China’s economic diplomacy in Central and Eastern Europe, and China’s regionalising foreign policy in South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. His book, The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: From Asia to Europe, was published by Routledge in 2019. Dr Garlick has lectured for three decades at institutes of higher education in Asia and Europe.

Mgr. Jakub Otčenášek, Ph.D.

Mgr. Jakub Otčenášek, Ph.D.

Since 2009, he has been working at the Department of English language at the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics. He teaches courses on Chinese language, history, culture ands thouht. In 2019, he earned his the Ph.D. degree in religious studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University. He spent one year in the PRC and one year in Taiwan during his studies.

Ing. Mgr. Pavel Přikryl, Ph.D.

Ing. Mgr. Pavel Přikryl, Ph.D.

Dr. Přikryl works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Studies and Diplomacy, Faculty of International Relations (FIR) at the University of Economics in Prague. In February 2018, he defended his dissertation thesis Failed states as a factor of international relations and focuses further in his research on weak statehood, especially in Asia and Africa. He teaches Asia in international relations and Global South in international relations in English, and Political problems of developing countries in Czech. Since 2020, he is a member of the Academic Senate of FIR and since 2021, he represents FIR in the Council of Universities, within which he further participates in the Committee for Education.

Doc. Ing. Zuzana Stuchlíková, Ph.D.

Doc. Ing. Zuzana Stuchlíková, Ph.D.

Ms Stuchlikova is a graduate of the Faculty of International Relations (Prague University of Economics and Business) 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 International Economic Relations (former 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 with research stays in China and Japan.

Ing. Jitka Volfová, Ph.D.

Ing. Jitka Volfová, Ph.D.

Dr Volfová has been working at the Faculty of International Relations since 2009, currently at the Department of International Business (KMP). She is a guarantor of courses on doing business with Chinese, i.e. Trade and Entrepreneurship in China is a compulsory course for the minor specialization – Chinese Studies. In 2010, after returning from her two-year stay in China, she was awarded her Ph.D. degree in International Economic Relations while defending her dissertation thesis on International Management focusing on Chinese Business Negotiation (cultural differences between Czechs and Chinese that can cause misunderstandings within international business cooperation). She further  deepened her professional experience e.g. by taking part in the Czech participation in EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. She focuses on International Management, Cross-cultural Communication, Managerial Skills, and Business Negotiation as a teacher, lecturer in practice and a certified coach. She is one of the founding teachers of the minor specialization Chinese Studies and one of the founding members of the Center for Asian Studies. She is also active as a researcher and visiting professor abroad (Ireland, UK, China, USA, Russia, Austria).

External colleagues:

 

Ing. Aneta Hlavsová, Ph.D., BA

Aneta studied PhD programme at the Jan Masaryk Center for International Studies at the Prague University of Economics and Business (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.

 

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 the Chinese economy since his youth. He spent several years on the 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 a significant Czech engineering company. At the University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations, he lectured Chinese History and he actively participated in many Czech-Chinese educational, research and trade projects. His dissertation was focused on the Chinese economic system.

 

Ing. PhDr. Radka Havlová, Ph.D.

Doc. Ing. Jan Sýkora, M.A., Ph.D.

Ing. Petr Zapletal