The Institute of Central European Studies

Short employee profiles

Prof. PhDr. Mečislav Borák, CSc. is known for his huge scientific and popularization work as well as for his participation in different TV programs. Prof. Borák is focused particularly on the issue of persecutions of Czechoslovak citizens in Eastern European countries and on the minority issues. His lessons are also focused on the above stated historical dimension of Central Europe, completed with the history of Poland.

Mgr. Petr Slováček, Ph.D., head of the Institute of Central European Studies, based his professional work on philosophy of the Middle Ages, but recently, he has been focusing more and more on modern political philosophy. His lessons of the subjects of philosophy and political thinking reflect it. Besides, he is Polonist and teaches Polish language.

Mgr. Petr Hlaváček, Ph.D. focuses on theories of democracy and non-democratic regimes, theories of opposition with emphasis on non-democratic regimes, as well as on analysis of political systems, particularly on current Eastern European political systems with emphasis on Belarus (particularly on the issues of democratization and development of civil society). His teaching corresponds to it. The subjects taught also correspond to that focus.

Mgr. Lukáš Vomlela, Ph.D. deals with political science, political parties and party systems, development of post-communist parties in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, political and party systems in the countries of former Yugoslavia. His teaching corresponds to that focus, with primary concentration on political parties, movements and doctrines of the 20th century.

PhDr. Jiří Sedláček deals with philosophical anthropology, particularly with the philosophical issue of natural space, as well as with ethical codes in social work, public administration and in private sector. His teaching corresponds to that focus: his main subjects include philosophy and ethics for students of public administration, social pathology, etc.