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International Relations Thinker & Lecturer


I graduated from the College of Banking in Prague with a bachelor’s degree in banking management. Afterwards, I pursued further academic studies and completed a Master of Arts (MA) degree in International Policy and Diplomacy from Staffordshire University. Additionally, I have undertaken various academic and professional courses worldwide to enhance my knowledge and skills.


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I am studying for a doctorate (PhD) in International Relations and European Studies at Metropolitan University in Prague. My professional interests include energy relations in Eurasia, Russian foreign policy, international security, intelligence, cyber threats, and the intersection of political philosophy and diplomacy.

I believe that an appreciation for diplomacy and understanding of different cultures helps me to think more philosophically, which in turn enhances my understanding of regional and global processes, as well as the values that individuals uphold.

More information: Expertise & Research


Junior Associate

2021 – present, Energy Policy Unit

Focus: energy relations in Asia, terrorism, and cyber threats

Institute of International Relations in Prague, Czech Republic

PhD Candidate

2020 – present, International Relations and European Studies

Dissertation: The Sino-Russian Role in the Northeast Asian Energy Cooperation

Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic

Public Speaking

2. May 2022, Late Night Diplomacy conference in Prague, Czech Republic, speech: “Energy Relations of Europe – Security vs. Sustainability”

5. – 6. October 2021, 13th International Symposium on the Czech Foreign Policy: Post-pandemic Foreign Policy: Strengthening Resilience, Prospects and Pitfalls in Prague, Czech Republic, speech: “Decarbonisation in Northeast Asia – South Korean Perspectives”

27. – 28. May 2021, 10th International Conference of the University of Finance and Administration in Prague, Czech Republic: “FINANCIAL MARKETS 2021 – Innovation and Sustainability”, speech: “Cyberterrorism: A Global Threat to Financial Institutions”

14. – 16. December 2020, International Masaryk Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers 2020, speech: “Russia’s Turn to the East: The Origins of Intellectual Discourse”

International Mobility

16 January 2023 – 15 May 2023, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland. A visiting PhD scholar.

10 July 2022 – 10 January 2023, Department of Politics and International Relations – University of Dundee, Scotland. A visiting PhD scholar.

1 Feb – 1 April 2022, Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) – University of Dundee, Scotland. A visiting PhD scholar.