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 to his work at the IIR, he lectures at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Metropolitan University in Prague. In the past he was the Chairman of the Academic Council of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Diplomatic Academy, the IIR deputy director (2004-2013) and then the director. He cooperates with a number of Czech and international academic institutions, most recently he held lectures at La Sapienza, University of Rome, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, University of Cambridge, or University of Oxford. He frequently does research stays abroad – lately he was staying in India, Armenia, and France. The subject of his professional interest is primarily religion in the world politics, particularly the role of Christianity in global affairs. 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), 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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