12/03/2018 - Relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom after Brexit
Metropolitan University Prague and Aston University jointly organized a public seminar Relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom after Brexit.
Ambassador Nick Archer has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic in January 2018. Previously he served as ambassador to Denmark. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983.
Dr. Mitchell Belfer is a senior lecturer at Department of International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague. He is the founding editor of Central European Journal of International and Security Studies. His research interests gravitate around alliance theory, small states, dangerous regions, the international relations of the Arabian Gulf and Middle East, asymmetrical violence and general security-related issues.
Dr. Monika Brusenbauch Meislová is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Politics and European Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc. Her long-term research interests include British and Czech foreign policies, including UK-EU relations and Czech-UK relations.
Professor Oldřich Bureš is the Head of Center for Security Studies and Head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague. His research is focused in the areas privatization of security and the EU counterterrorism policy. He is the author of several monographs, including Private Security Companies: Transforming Politics and Security in the Czech Republic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and (co-)editor of several edited volumes, including A Decade of EU Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence: A Critical Assessment (Routledge 2016).
Professor Nathaniel Copsey is the Head of Europe Research Group at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He joined the FCO in 2015 and worked on David Cameron’s renegotiation in 2015 and in the Referendum Unit of the Cabinet Office in 2016. He was Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Politics at Aston University from 2011-15. He remains a Professor of Politics at Aston University. His last book Rethinking the European Union (London: Macmillan) was published in 2015.
Dr. Ed Turner is a senior lecturer and the Head of Politics and International Relations at School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University and Member of Aston Centre for Europe. He is particularly interested in federalism, decentralisation, public policy and all aspects of modern German politics.