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New Institute Directors of FSS CU

On 19th November 2014, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences CU appointed - by the recommendation of select committees - these new Directors of four faculty Institutes:


  • Director of the Institute of Economic Studies: PhDr. Martin Gregor, Ph.D.


  • Director of the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism: PhDr. Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Ph.D.


  • Director of the Institute of Political Studies: PhDr. Petr Jüptner, Ph.D.


  • Director of the Institute of International Studies: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc.




Workshop Invitation: Rule of Law in New EU States and the Impact (...)

Institute of International Studies FSS CU would like to invite all to the the workshop “Rule of Law in New EU States and the Impact of the European Union”, which will take place on 28th November 2014, in Rytířská street 31 (Prague 1, room 201). The seminar will discuss development of judiciary and rule of law in new EU states (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia) during the first 10 years of their EU membership, including the EU’s communication channels in the judicial dimension of European (non)integration of its new members.


Please find more about the speakers and the programme here. The registration is necessary at .



Rudolf Wildenmann prize awarded to Michal Parízek (IPS FSS CU)

ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) awards annually best (original) workshop paper presented at the previous Joint Sessions. Candidates should be young academics under 35 years of age and within 5 years of receiving their PhD. This year, the Rudolf Wildenmann prize was awarded to Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations (Institute of Political Studies FSS CU) for his text International Organizations‘ Strive for Information: the Politics of Secretariat Staffing.


The Joint Sessions of Workshops have been hosted annually in March or April in an array of different European cities since 1973. They have been referred to as the 'jewel in the crown' of the ECPR and are recognized as one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar. The workshops are designed to be a forum for substantive discussion on research in progress and collaboration among scholars. The topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only those scholars currently working in the workshop's field are invited to participate.




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