Dr Ditrych is Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague and Assistant Professor and Academic Fellow at the Department of International Relations at Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences. He holds degrees in international relations from University of Cambridge and Charles University where he previously graduated in political science. In the past, he was a Fulbright research fellow at Belfer Center, Harvard University, a visiting researcher at CERI, Sciences Po Paris and SWP Berlin, an associate fellow at European Union Institute for Security Studies and worked as an analyst for NATO SHAPE. He also served as an external advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (2014-2015) and lectured at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy.
Dr Ditrych is the author of more than forty academic articles and book chapters. His articles have been published in leading impacted journals in the field of international relations including Security Dialogue, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Journal of International Relations and Development, International Relations, International Politics or Historical Social Research. His latest book, Tracing the Discourses of Terrorism: Identity, Genealogy and State, was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014).
Within VITRI, Dr Ditrych is in charge of the WP Security Community.
Prof Konrad is Associate Professor and head of the Department of German and Austrian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. In the past, he was a senior researcher at the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. In the current summer term, Prof Konrad is a visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessor) at the Regensburg University.
Prof Konrad is the recipient of numerous grants and scholarships, supported by the Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur, 2017–2020, the Czech Science Foundation. He is also the coordinator of the Czech-Austrian History Book, financed by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Southmoravian Region, and the Vysocina Region.
Prof Konrad is the author of three research monograps, and has edited or co-edited three books on Edvard Benes. His chapters and articles have appeared in leading historical journals and annuals, including Nationalities Papers, Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Kosmas. Czechoslovak and Central European Journal, and Bohemia. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder.
Within VITRI, Prof Konrad is in charge of the WP Violence from a Historical Perspective.
is the Head of Department of Russian and East European Studies and an assistant professor at the Institute of International Studies supervising students on history and politics of the Balkans. In her research, she focuses on the (post)Holocaust, the Greek Civil War, post-war reconstruction, and reconciliation, currently working on the second book project on Holocaust survivors in post-war Greece. After M.A. studies in Germany, she completed Ph.D. in Prague (2010) with a thesis published in Czech, Greek, and German (Das Vermächtnis der Besatzung, 2016). She received several fellowships in Germany, Greece and the USA including a USHMM Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship at Yale University. She is, among others, the Prague academic director of Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar and principal investigator of a BOHEMs project within the PRIMUS Research Program (2017-2019), for which she put together an international team of 10 researchers based in Prague. In 2010-2015 she served as a Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, CUNI and in 2017 obtained the Learned Society Award for scientists under 40.
Dr Kralova's work has appeared, among other prestigious outlets, in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Holocaust Studies: Journal of Culture and History, and European History Quarterly.
Within VITRI, Dr Kralova is in charge of the fellows program.
Prof Jan Kuklik is Professor of Legal History and Dean of the Law Faculty, Charles University. In the past, he was a visiting postgraduate student at the St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University.
In his work, Prof Kuklik focuses both on the history of Anglo-American law and on the legal history of the Czechoslovak republic, and the history of Czechoslovak resistance during the Second World War. He is considered a leading expert on postwar retribution and restitution in Czechoslovakia.
Prof Kuklik's numerous publications include include: Od narodniho statu ke statu narodnosti [From a Nation-State to a State of Nationalities] (2013, with J. Nemecek), Czech law in historical contexts (2015), and Frontiers, Minorities, Transfers, Expulsions: British Diplomacy Towards Czechoslovakia and Poland During WWII (2015, with J. Nemecek). He has recently co-authored Jak odskodnit holocaust? [How to Compensate for the Holocaust?] (2015).
Within VITRI, Prof Kuklik is in charge of the WP Transitional Justice.
Prof Lt. Colonel Jan Vevera is Chief Psychiatrist at the 7th Field Military Hospital, Hradec Králové and Associate Professor at the Psychiatric Clinic, Charles University, where he also teaches Medical Ethics. He graduated from Charles University and received his post-doctoral fellowship from UC Berkeley in California and the Maudsley Hospital, King's College London. Prof Vevera served as health care coordinator for People in Need in Kosovo and a psychiatrist and general practitioner in Czech and French field hospitals in Afghanistan.
His recent and ongoing research includes study of the causes of violence and victimization in patients suffering from psychosis, neuropsychiatric adverse effects associated with cholesterol lowering therapy and neurobiological and clinical correlations of violent behavior and traumatic stress.
Within VITRI, Prof Vevera is in charge of the WP Violence and Trauma from a Mental Health Perspective.
Prof Horcicka is Professor and Director of the Institute of World History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. In the past, Prof Horcicka was the Fulbright visiting research fellow at the Boston University and a summer fellow at the New York University.
Prof Horcicka is the recipient of numerous awards and research grants, including three from the Czech Science Foundation.
In his research, Prof Horcicka focuses on the history of World War I, and transatlantic relations in the 20th century.
Prof Horcicka has authored five research monographs, and his articles have appeared in Austrian History Yearbook, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte/Revue Suisse d´Histoire, The International History Review, and elsewhere.
Prof Horcicka is the expert collaborator of VITRI, facilitating the exchange of expertise with the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.