Petr Kratochvíl Senior researcher

Petr Kratochvíl is a senior researcher at the Centre for European Politics. He studied Theology of Christian Traditions at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, and International Political Sciences at the University of Economics in Prague. In 2011 he was appointed associate professor and in 2016 a full professor. In addition, he lectures at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Metropolitan University in Prague. He was also the Chairman of the Academic Council of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic and the deputy director (2004-2013) and then director of IIR. He cooperates with a number of international academic institutions, most recently he held lectures at Sapienza, University of Rome, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, or at University of Cambridge. The subject of his professional interest is primarily religion in world politics, particularly Christianity in global affairs. But he also explores Theories of International Relations, European Integration and Russian Foreign Policy. He is a special representative of the IIR in the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), a representative of the IIR and a Board Member in the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), vice-chairman of the Board of the IIR, and a member of several universities´ academic and doctoral studies councils. He also serves as a Board Member of the Governing Council of the Conference of European Churches.




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