prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
In addition to working at the International Institute of Political Science, Miroslav Mareš is a professor and the Director of the Security and Strategic Studies program at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University.
His research focuses on political extremism, terrorism and security policy in Central Europe. He is an expert of the European Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) and a member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT). In 2016, he worked as an external advisor for the Steering Committee of the Czech National Security Audit. He has (co)authored more than 250 research publications, including the books Extremismus: Theorien – Konzepte – Formen (with Astrid Bötticher, München 2012) and Czech Security Dilemma: Russia as a Friend or Enemy? (with Jan Holzer, Palgrave 2020).