Through the generosity of the Czech government the Masaryk Distinguished Chair was established at IDC Herzliya, enabling us to host Czech scholars on campus for the purpose of research and/or teaching.
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The Chair is open for applications from Czech scholars and researchers of social sciences and humanities, including political science, international relations, strategic and security studies, sociology, economics, business, psychology, media and journalism, history, Jewish studies, cultural studies. Applying scholars must be active and recognized by their respective Czech and international scientific community, active in publishing.
2018Tomas Samec Research Topic: Economic Sociology and Housing Studies
Tomas Kocar Research Topic: Air Law (mainly licensing of air carriers, air passengers’ rights).
Radim MaradaResearch Topic: History of football, fandom cultures (transnational fandom), extreme sports and adrenalin culture, history and social power of cultural forms
Kristyna TroneckovaA doctoral student of Psychology: the aim is to describe the important relationships of seniors to their spiritual life and personal satisfaction in a multicultural context.
Jiri Holy Research Topic: Jewish and Israel Studies
Thomas Novotny Research Topic: Studies of the cults and new religious movements
2017Jakub ZahoraResearch Topic: International Relations, Security Studies, Israel Studies
Zuzana MasopustováResearch Topic: Developmental Psychology, Psychological Counselling for parents
2016Marcela ZoufalaResearch topics: *Contemporary Israeli Culture, Society and Religion (syllabus)*Being Jewish in Central Europe Today (monograph)*Through the eyes of Czech Jews: Jewish Identity and Contemporary anti-semitism (research)
Veronika KudrovaResearch topic: Higher Education in Israel
Pavel ZacekResearch topic: International Terrorism in the 1980s Documented in the Czech Archives
Tomas PezlResearch topic: Property Relations between husband and wife in Jewish, Islamic and Roman - Jewish Law part
Lenka BezouškováResearch topic: Property Relations between husband and wife in Jewish, Islamic and Roman - Islamic Law part
2015Katerina LojdovaResearch topic: New perspectives on socio-psychological processes within classroom
Lena Arava – NovotnaResearch topic: Crises and religious changes and the paradigm of a solution (16th-18th centuries): Mysticism in the early pre-political attitudes in the work of Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesus Society
Zbynek TarantResearch topic: “A Small Nation In a Distant Land” – Reflection of the Munich Agreement andthe Second Czechoslovak Republic in the Press of Eretz Yisrael.
Pavel PsejaResearch topic: Europeanization in Israel
David KocourekResearch topic: effects of enforcement on the elasticity of suicidal and non-suicidal terrorist attacks
2014 Marcela ZoufalaResearch topic: Sources and Manifestations of Anti-Semitism in contemporary Czech Society
Pavel PesjaResearch topic: Rabbinical courts and their jurisdiction in Israel
Tomas HejdukResearch topic: The tradition of non-political politics or what should man do in the face of illegitimate power
2013Stanislav BalikResearch topic: The Jewish View onto Connections Between Anti- Semitism and Political Catholicism in Central Europe before World War II"
2012Irena KalhousovaResearch topic: From a Staunch Ally to an Honest Broker: a Blueprint for Czech Republic’s Future Role in the EU
Tomas PezlResearch topic: Judicial Review in both Israel and Czech Republic, where in Israel I am interested quite a lot in the relations between the Jewish and democratic principles of the state and in particular the relationship between religious and state justice in Israel.
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