Michal Kouřil

Internal PhD Student, Institute of International Relations and Metropolitan University Prague

phone +420 251 108 141

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Employment and internships

2013 - 2014: Eurogastro Catering, ltd., Head of Sales Department
2012 - 2013: Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen, Austria, Social Department


2015 - present: Internal PhD Student, Metropolitan University Prague and Institute of International Relations Prague, International Relations and European Studies
2013 - 2015: Master degree, Metropolitan University Prague, Asian Studies and International Relations (Master’s Thesis: Actual Role of the Golden Triangle in the International Drug Trade)
2009 - 2010: CEVRO Liberal-Conservative Academy
2008 - 2011: Bachelor degree, Moravian College Olomouc, Business Administration and Management (Bachelor’s Thesis: Communication within Political Marketing – Rector’s Award for Best Bachelor Thesis)

Study Abroad Programmes, Field Research

2014 – 2015: Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand, Bangkok (study stay)
2015: Myanmar, Shan State, Keng Tung, Möng La (field research)
2014: Thailand, Mae Sot, Umphang, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai (field research)


Czech – mother tongue
German - fluent
English– fluent
Thai – beginner

Areas of Interest

  • Thai history, society and culture
  • Thai Para-military groups
  • Security issues in the border area between Thailand and Burma
  • Conflicts in Burma
  • Armed groups in Burma
  • Drug geopolitics within the Golden Triangle