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20.04.2018 | Tomáš Profant
The Social Construction of Slovakia as a Donor and its Power Effects
New article by Tomáš Profant in Europe-Asia Studies (journal with impact factor) shows the power effects of Slovak development cooperation discourses. It focuses on how the Slovak population is constructed as ‘willing to help’, and the effects of this construction on the legitimation of the current regime and on the construction of the Slovak identity as developed. The article further shows the unequal relationship between ‘old’ and ‘new’ donors, how transition experience enables this relationship, and the power effects of the discourse of donor effectiveness in Slovakia.
18.04.2018 |
Sign up for Doctoral Degree!
The Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) and the Institute of International Relations (IIR) jointly organize Ph.D. programme in International Relations and European Studies. The programme is held in Czech or English language.
13.04.2018 | Nicholas Williams
Crisis Management versus Collective Defense
"After more than 20 years of focusing on crisis management and intervention, NATO knows how to do crisis management, but has to relearn how to do collective defence." That is the main argument of policy paper our Associate Researcher Nicholas Williams published with Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark.
09.04.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Do the Western Balkans face a coming Russian storm?
New ECFR report by Mark Galeotti focusing on possibility of launch of a renewed Russian campaign in the Balkans in 2018.
27.03.2018 |
Vacancy Notice: Research Director
The Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR) has been the leading Czech academic institution in the field of international studies since 1957. An active member of international research networks, the IIR engages in state-of-the-art academic research in the fields of International Relations, European Studies, Security Studies, International Political Sociology, International Political Economy, and International Law.
26.03.2018 |
“Towards sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies through participation of all”
The Institute of International Relations is outstandingly pleased to co-host the ECOSOC Preparatory Meeting taking place in Prague this monday 26th March 2018. It forms part of the special initiative of the Czech ECOSOC presidency on sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies through participation of all, an initiative which will contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This meeting provides the participants with a platform to share best practices on participation and concrete examples of policy action, as well as to discuss the impact of the involvement of civil society and other non-state actors in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
11.03.2018 |
2018 – Future of Europe
The Czech Council on Foreign Relations in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations Prague and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is pleased to announce an international art contest on the topic of “2018 – The Future of Europe.” Students of colleges and universities focussing on art can express their opinion on this issue via a poster design. The students can, in a creative way, transfer their vision to a poster of 100 x 70 centimetres. This required format is the same for all the participants. The resulting works of art will be seen as impulses and sources of inspiration for starting a public debate connected to the subject of the contest.
22.02.2018 |
IIR library opening hours prolonged!
Opening hours of the IIR library have been prolonged recently. Now you can visit the library until 7pm on Wednesdays. In addition, we would like to ask you to fill in our questionnaire, which you can find below, that will serve as grounds for further adjustments of the library's opening hours. We very much appreaciate your interest. 
21.02.2018 |
Brand-new issue of New Perspectives (3/2017) is now available!
We are delighted to present issue 03/2017 of New Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year in English, which primarily focus on interdisciplinary research of Central and East European politics.
21.02.2018 |
Think Visegrad Fellowship – Call for proposals 2018
Expert fellows from non-Visegrad countries with at least five years’ experience in their field of research are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who have already made a significant contribution in their field. Application dossiers consisting of the application form, structured CV (including the list of publications) and a motivation letter (maximum 300 words) are to be submitted to thinktank@sfpa.sk by March 20, 2018.


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