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Martin Laryš has obtained his Master’s degree in Political Sciences at Masaryk University in Brno (Faculty at Social Studies). He went thorugh several study internships in Ukraine (Lvov, Kiev) and Russia (MGIMO in Moscow). In 2010-2014, Martin has worked as a business consultant and intermediary for Czech companies and as a correspondent for Czech Newspapers. He is author of many research publications and media articles. He has also participated on several research grants referring to political, security and economic issues in post-soviet area. Since 2014 he develops business opportunities for Czech and Slovak companies in Southern Caucasus, mainly Georgia. He speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian and Serbian.
He completed his studies of sociology and ethnology at Charles University and received his doctorate in sociology.In the period 1994 – 2000 he worked in Ministry of Defence, Foreign Liaison Office as a head of department, he was responsible for bilateral co-operation. He participated on International Training Course at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, 2000 – 2001. From 2001 – 2005 worked as deputy head of bilateral department at Security Policy Division. He was responsile for Euroatlantic region. After leaving the Ministry of Defence works in the field of market research and public opinion. It also deals with issues of globalization, security policy and defense industry. He is a member of the security community by Geneva Centre for Security Policy Alumni Association. He participates in various projects in the field of security and international policy.
Marko Radovanovic, originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a degree in Business Administration and in 2011 he completed his Master studies of International Relations at the Queen Mary, University of London. He interned for Amnesty International Czech Republic as an analytic, primarily dealing with social and economic backgrounds of human rights violations on the Balkans, Ukraine and in China. His academic focus is on international political economy with a particular interest in East Asia. He is author of several research publications and in 2012 Marko completed a short-term research visit at the University of Oslo, where he worked on theories of international development. Besides languages of ex-Yugoslavia, he speaks English, French and Czech.
Lenka Filípková currently works as an analyst and researcher focusing on the developments in Turkey and the Middle East. She holds her BA in Political Science and International Relations from Charles University in Prague and her MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London (2011). She works at the Czech-based NGO, think-tank Association for International Affairs (AMO), she has recently managed a project for another Czech-based think-tank Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI). In 2008-2009 she lived and studied in Turkey (Ankara University) and she returns there regularly to do her field research. She also periodically travels to other Middle Eastern countries with the same aim. Among other courses, Lenka completed Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program in Security Studies organized by PSSI. Lenka speaks English, French and Turkish and knows basics of Arabic.
Mark Kranjc graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Since then, he has worked as an editor and proofreader in Slovenia, Finland, and the Czech Republic. Mark currently lives in Prague, working as both a proofreader and a teacher of English as a foreign language.