Academic program

July 13th - July 20th 2019


Jakub Dürr

Jakub Dürr is the Head of the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Between 2011 and 2016. Mr. Dürr served as Deputy Head of the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU. Previously, he served as Deputy Minister for European Affairs at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Between 2002 and 2016 he has worked at his alma mater - the Palacký University in Olomouc as the Vice-Rector for External Relations and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and European Studies.

Magdaléna Vášáryová

Magdaléna Vášáryová is a Slovak diplomat, politician and actress. She finished her Master´s studies in Sociology at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She served as an Ambassador of the Czechoslovakia to the Republic of Austria between 1990 and 1993 and afterwards as an Ambassador of Slovakia to the Republic of Poland between 2000 and 2005. Later on, Mrs. Vášáryová worked as the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, subsequently becoming a Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. She is the founder and Head of the Board of a non-governmental organization “Via Cultura”, as well as a chairwoman of the oldest Slovak women’s association “Živena”. She specializes on foreign and domestic policy, Central Europe and Visegrad Four countries, Culture and cultural policies and gender issues.

Aleš Chmelař

Aleš Chmelař is the Deputy Minister for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. From 2007 to 2010, he studied at Sciences Po Paris (Bachelor) in the field of economic and political transformation, and European integration of post-communist countries. Between 2010 and 2011, Mr Chmelař further studied at the London School of Economics (MSc.) specializing in economic and monetary policy of the EU and EMU. Mr Chmelař worked at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels (as an intern in the Financial Services Department of the Directorate-General for Economic Affairs, 2012), or in the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, 2012-2014). Mr Chmelař was also the head of the Department of EU Strategies and Trends at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic between 2014 and 2016. In addition, he also served as the Director of the EU Economic Policy Coordination Department (2017) and the State Secretary for European Affairs (2017 - 2018). Mr Chmelař regularly publishes in professional journals and mainstream media.

Lucie Rivera

Lucie is the Programme Leader of the Blended Learning Programme in Business and Computing at Prague College. Her teaching experience is mainly focused but not limited to the areas of Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Cross Cultural Management at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervision of Bachelor and Masters dissertations. She also has experience working in the academic arena not only as a lecturer but also as an academic administrator holding positions such as the Associate Dean of General Education at Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA as well as the International Programs Manager at FIU, Miami, Florida, USA where she was in charge of the dual degree IMBA program. Lucie is currently supervising exchange students from the United States (Institute For Studying Abroad - IFSA Butler) studying for their semester abroad at the School of Business of the College and doing active research on the EU institutions and the implementation of the solidarity framework. She is the official liaison between the Research Centre of the College (CRIS) and the Ministry for Regional Development Czech Republic (EU Structural and Investment Funds) office with the aim of fostering and developing research skills of exchange students in field research for Business Studies.

Christian Kvorning Lassen

Christian holds an MA in International Relations Studies from Aarhus University and a BA in European and History Studies from Aarhus University and University of Surrey in England. He has previously worked for the Royal Danish Embassy to the Czech Republic’s Political and Economics department, as well as Forum2000 before joining EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, where he is currently Head of Research. Through his work at EUROPEUM, he has organized, managed and collaborated on numerous international projects, including several Horizon2020 and Europe for Citizens’ projects, revolving mainly around migration, the rise of populism and European integration.

Stefano Cavagnetto

Stefano is the Head of the School of Business. He leads the MSc programme in International Management, and is a member of the Senior Management Group of Prague College. He teaches Management Research, Corporate Governance, Ethics, CSR, International Finance and Strategy at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Stefano’s research lies at the boundary of philosophy, strategy, finance and the study of organizations. A part of his research focuses on Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and CSR, with a special interest in normative frameworks and their formal analysis. A second area of research focuses on ontological and epistemological issues of qualitative research and qualitative analysis, with special interest in coding techniques for data reduction and grounded theory for organizational studies with a particular interest in the logical and linguistics aspects of the discourse taking place in working environments. Linked with the previous one, a third area of research, mostly relying on different interpretative paradigms, focuses on approaches to the examination of language, including conversational, discourse and critical discourse analysis in business organizations. Stefano has been visiting scholar and fellow in many prestigious universities among which the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University; research fellow in the Lagrange International Research Project “The Challenge of Complexity” and visiting scholar at the Columbia University, Department of Philosophy, NYC and lecturer in “Ethics, Economics and Finance”, for international doctoral and post-doctoral students at the University of Zittau, Germany, in the framework of the EU project STRIKE and Marie Curie ACTIONS for research.

Adéla Jurečková

Adéla Jurečková studied Political Science and Sociology in Passau, Bavaria. After a year-long break in Berlin she returned to Prague, where she started to work for the Goethe-Institut as a Coordinator of press relations for an International youth debate project. She also gained experience in public relations in the Czech-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at the German Embassy in Prague. Since 2016, she focuses on communication and advocacy activities in the area of migration under Czech Office of People in Need.

Tereza Vicková

Tereza finished her Master’s studies in International Area Studies with a focus on North America at the Charles University in Prague. For more than 3 years, she is working in the international study abroad company as Program coordinator for Short programs, Teach Abroad and TEFL. Currently, Tereza is also a lecturer at the Charles University, teaching about international communication and leadership. She used to serve as a president of Charles University Debate Club from 2012 until 2015. Tereza was also involved in the High school debate association, where she was a member of the board for 2 years. Tereza organized and led numerous debate tournaments and workshops in the past and she also cooperated with the European Summer School Prague for the past two years.

Anna Pacovská

Anna Pacovská finished her studies of French Filology and Finnish studies at the Charles University in Prague. She then slightly deviated in her area of expertise as she started to focus on migration. First, as she started working at the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy at the Czech Ministry of the Interior and then in the Prague Integration Centre. She currently works under the Czech Office of People in Need and is responsible for coordinating projects focused on the topic of migration.

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