Faculty of Economics and Administration
Prof. Ing. Antonín Slaný, CSc.
Antonín Slaný has been a professor at Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration in the field of Economic Policy since 2005. He has been the Dean of the Faculty since 2012 (recurrently). During his work at Masaryk University, he has held numerous posts: he was the Dean of the Faculty from 1999 to 2004, a Vice-Rector of Masaryk University from 2004 to 2011, and he served as the head of the Department of Economics for many years. He is a recognized scientific figure in the field of Economic Policy. He is a member of a range of scientific and expert boards both at home and abroad. He is an author of dozens of scientific publications. In his scientific and research work, he focuses mainly on issues of general questions of economic policy, the process of transformations of economies, and the questions of competitiveness. He also engages in the problems of university management and financing. Recently, his primary focus has been on the area of economic and political aspects of functioning of economies and their influence on creating a competitive environment.
Ing. Jitka Doležalová, Ph.D.
Administrator of the Project
Jitka Doležalová is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno. She received her Ph.D. in Economics at the same University. Her dissertation was awarded second place at the Dean´s Awards for an outstanding doctoral thesis in 2013. The dissertation was published as a book by MUNI Press in 2014. Jitka participates in the teaching of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy. Her research is focused on fields of political economy. She is interested in voting models in economics, political economic cycles, political budget cycles, economy and growth in extremism and populism, economic policy, etc. She has cooperated with the Research Centre for the Competitiveness of the Czech Economy for several years. She has been involved in specific research programmes, internal grant projects of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, and Grant Agency of Masaryk University.
Ing. Hana Fitzová
Hana Fitzová works as an Assistant at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno. She graduated from mathematics and economics at the Faculty of Science at Masaryk University, Brno. She is interested in econometrics, DEA analysis, and DSGE models. Her main research is focused on efficiency analysis in transportation systems (public transport, railways), monetary policy, DSGE models, and research in extremism and populism.
Faculty of Law
Mgr. Kateřina Uhlířová, Ph.D., LL.M.
Katerina Uhlirova is an Assistant Professor of International Public Law at Masaryk University (MU). She received her law degrees (magna cum laude) from MU (Mgr., Ph.D.) and University of Wales Aberystwyth (LL.M). Her research is mainly in the areas of international criminal law, international human rights law and diplomatic law. She was a Visiting Lecturer at the Golden Gate University, School of Law in San Francisco (2010-2013). She interned as a Law Clerk at the Office of the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and at the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Member of: MU Science Advisory Board; Academic Committee of the Utrecht Network; Czech Society of International Law and American Society of International Law (ASIL). Recipient of the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship awarded by the ASIL. Published in: ASIL Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, International Journal of Refugee Law, the Australian Law Journal, Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law, Aberystwyth Journal of World Affairs. Published a monograph Head of State Immunity in International Law: The Charles Taylor Case before the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Brno: Masaryk University, 2013. Guest lectures and papers at many universities and institutions in the UK, Ireland, Germany, USA, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, India, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia. Guest lecturer for NATO (Oberammergau) and Czech Judicial Academy.
doc. JUDr. Marek Fryšták, Ph.D.
Marek Fryšták is an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno. He graduated and received all his academic degrees at this faculty. His professional and publication activities are primarily focused on the fields of economic crime and evidencing in criminal proceedings. In this respect, he also leads many specialized seminars for experts (especially for forensic experts and interpreters). He is an author and co-author of many monographs, journal papers, and papers in conference proceedings not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jurisprudence and Legal Practice and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Criminology. He participates in evaluation panel Social Sciences and Humanities, P-408 – Juridical Science and Political Science of the Czech Science Foundation. He belongs to the Recodification Commission of a New Criminal Law at the Ministry of Justice.
Faculty of Social Studies
Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D.
Vlastimil Havlík works as Research Fellow at the International Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (FSS MU), and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, FSS MU. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. His research and teaching activities include populism, party politics in Central and Eastern Europe and Europeanization and Euroscepticism. Vlastimil is also a member of the Team Populism, an international research group dealing with analysis and current development of populism both in Europe and the Americas. He regularly publishes texts dealing with these issues (e.g. in East European Politics and Societies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies or Perspectives on European Politics and Societies). He has written or edited several books focusing mostly on Czech politics and populism. Vlastimil Havlík is also the managing editor of the Czech Journal of Political Science.
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Vejvodová, Ph.D.
Petra Vejvodová works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, Brno. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. In research, she focuses on security policy, extremism and terrorism, and process of radicalisation with possible consequences for prevention and intervention. She regularly publishes texts related to these issues and cooperates in projects aiming on setting of counter-measures and awareness raising projects. Her latest publication analyzes transnationalisation of neo-Nazi movement in Europe. Besides university lecturing she gives lectures and organizes workshops also for Czech security services (Police, Army, and Ministry of Interior) and for first-line practitioners in the area of prevention of extremism and related issues. Petra is a member of expert European networks: Radicalisation Awareness Network, European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues and European Network on Deradicalisation.
Ph.Dr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D.
Michal Vašečka has been working at the Department of Sociology of Masaryk University, Brno since September 2002. Since 2005 Michal Vašečka has been lecturing also at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of Comenius University Bratislava, since 2012 at the ISES Koszeg and at the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts since 2015. Dr. Michal Vašečka is a founder of the Center for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture, he served as director of the CVEK in the period from January 2006 to May 2012. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked at the Slovak think-tank Institute of Public Affairs as a researcher and since January 2000 as a program director on expert analysis of the Slovak transformation process with a focus on national minorities and the state of civil society in Slovakia. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank in 2000-2008 and in 2011-2012. Since 2007 he has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor Bonn and since 2010 a non-resident research associate at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg. In 2010 Michal Vašečka became a member of the Board of the Fulbright Commission in Slovakia (chairman of the Board since 2012). Since September 2012 he has served as a representative of the Slovak Republic in the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), human rights body of the Council of Europe. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Executive Board of the Platform for Improvement of Health Status of Disadvantaged Groups, in 2012-2013 he served as a pro bono external adviser for Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. As a visiting scholar he operated at the New School University in New York (1996-1997), at the University of London (1998), in 2008-2009 he lectured at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and in 2015 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Mgr. Michal Šindelář
Michal Sindelar is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology, Masaryk University. His focus in “Populism in time of economic crisis” project is on determinants of trust in democracy and quantitative research. In his dissertation project he seeks to understand dynamics of anti-Roma social movement and mobilisation for anti-Roma marches in the Czech Republic. As a part of another project he investigates local social movement of football fans and their attachment to one legendary stadium. His pedagogical activities contain data analysis lecturing, both qualitative using Atlas.ti and quantitative using SPSS. He is a certified Atlas.ti trainer with more than 200 students and researchers having attended his courses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. His professional profile is available at https://cz.linkedin.com/in/msindelar.
Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D.
Jan Šerek is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Families and at the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. He received his PhD in Social Psychology at the same university. He has participated in national and European research projects on political/civic socialization of adolescents and young adults, including young people from ethnic minorities. Currently, he is involved in a Horizon 2020 international project, funded by the European Commission, on the development of active European citizenship in the youth. Among other activities within this project, he is coordinating work package on statistical re-analysis of existing datasets. Jan’s teaching is focused mainly on social and political psychology and also on advanced statistical methods. Apart from his academic outputs, he is publishing texts on social psychological topics intended for a general audience.
Mgr. Zuzana Scott, Ph.D.
Zuzana Scott is a researcher at the Institute for Research on Children, Youth, and Family at the Faculty of Social Studies (Masaryk University) in Brno. Zuzana earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology in 2015 and is currently involved in a number of national projects focusing on young people’s citizenship and civic and political participation. Zuzana is also a part of an international project (CATCH EyoU) researching people’s construction of active European citizenship and their level of civic involvement on national and European level. Her research interests include political socialization among adolescents and young adults, motivations behind civic and political participation among people from minorities, and people’s understanding and conceptualization of citizenship, democracy and tolerance. Zuzana has published both quantitative as well as qualitative papers on these subjects. Aside from research, Zuzana is also a lecturer in the course of Political Psychology and Intergroup Conflict.