M.Phil Michal Šimečka, PhD. (Oxon)

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague


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Employment

November 2017–present: board member & policy director, Progresívne Slovensko
2015 - October 2017: senior researcher, IIR Prague
2011 - 2014: foreign policy advisor (accredited assistant) to Members of the European Parliament, Brussels
2013 - 2014: visiting researcher, Center For European Policy Studies, Brussels
2011: visiting lecturer, Comenius University, Bratislava
2010: visiting lecturer, Charles University, Prague
2007 - 2010: political risk analyst (part time), Exclusive Analysis, London 

2004 - 2006: researcher, Financial Times, Prague
2002 - 2004: correspondent and editor, daily SME, Bratislava

 Education

2008 - 2012: D.Phil (PhD), University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Department of Politics and International Relations, thesis: “Exporting Post-Communist Experience: Intra-Regional Diffusion and Learning in Eastern Europe, 2003-2011”
2006 - 2008: M.Phil (with distinction), University of Oxford, St Antony's College, Russian and East European Studies 

2003 - 2006: BA, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, political science and international relations


 Languages

Czech/Slovak – mother tongue 

English – fluent

German – passive
Russian – passive

 Areas of Interest

Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU
European Neighbourhood Policy
EU integration and enlargement 

Foreign policies of new EU member states
Politics of the post-Soviet region 

Theories of democracy and democratization

 Publications

  • “The Missionary Zeal of Recent Converts: Norm Entrepreneurs and Atlanticist Foreign Policy in Central Europe” (co-author Kristina Mikulova). In: Europe-Asia Studies 65:6, 2013.
  • "Diffusion and Civil Society Mobilization in Eastern Europe’s Colored Revolutions”, In: CEU Political Science Journal, Vol. 4, No. 10, 2009.

Other publications

 Conferences and Seminars

  • Kulatý stůl: Proměny německé zahraniční politiky: ČR, Evropa, Svět. Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 26. 9. 2017.
  • Diskusia o umiernenej a radikálnej ľavici. Satori Stage, 13. 3. 2017. Záznam: http://poleblog.sk/diskusia-umiernenej-radikalnej-lavici-audiozaznam/
  • Střední Evropa 2036: ještě pořád postkomunistická. Jak bude vypadat Evropa a svět za dvacet let. Ústav mezinárodních vztahů. 9. 11. 2016.
  • Czech Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times 2. 8th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy". Czernin Pallace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, 22. 9. 2016.
  • The Czech-German Strategic Relationship. 8th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy". Czernin Pallace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, 21. 9. 2016.
  • The Czech-Polish Strategic Relationship. 8th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy". Czernin Pallace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, 21. 9. 2016.
  • “Making Revolutionary Waves? Structural Variables and the Diffusion of Mobilization Techniques in Colored Revolutions”, ASN Annual Conference, University of Columbia, NY, 15 – 17 April 2010.
  • “The Missionary Zeal of Recent Converts: Norm Entrepreneurs and Atlanticism in Central Eastern Europe”, ASN Annual Conference, University of Columbia, NY, 15 – 17 April 2010 (jointly with Kristina Mikulova).
  • “Diffusion and Civil Society Mobilization in Colored Revolutions”, ECPR 2009 General Conference, Potsdam, 10 – 12 September 2009.




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