Mgr. Jana Urbanovská, Ph.D.
Jana Urbanovská graduated in Political Science and European Studies at Faculty of Arts at Palacký University Olomouc. During her studies she participated in two-term stay at Friedrich-Schiller Universität (Jena) and one-term stay at Philipps-Universität (Marburg a/d Lahn) in Germany. She finished her Doctoral degree in International Relations at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in 2012 by defending her doctoral thesis “Participation of states in UN peacekeeping operations. The Case of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria”.
She currently works as an academic researcher at the International Institute of Political Science at Masaryk University and as an assistant professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the FSS MU. In her research she focuses mainly on EU security policy, UN peacekeeping and German foreign and security policy. She participates in the projects “Germany and military out-of-area operations” (Grant Agency of CR, 1/2017 - 12/2019) and “Methodology for the forecast, early warning, and prevention of threats to Czech internal security from regional armed conflicts” for the Ministry of Interior of the CR (1/2017 - 12/2020).