SMSJM: Invitation to a seminar /20.10.2023/

The Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies would like to invite you to a workshop led by Dr. Jakub Eberle entitled ‘Political science (and international relations) in Central and Eastern Europe: integration with limited convergence in Czechia’. The workshop is based on Dr Eberle’s co-authored paper published in the impact journal European Political Science. Dr Eberle works in the Department of International and Diplomatic Studies, and also at the Institute of International Relations Prague.

The workshop will take place in room NB244, on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

If you are interested in attending, please confirm with so that we can ensure everyone has space. 

ABSTRACT: This article discusses the integration of scholars from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) into the broader field of European political science. Evaluating data from 2000 to 2020, we ask whether CEE scholars managed to “close the gap” stemming from the initially underdeveloped state of post-communist political science. We contend that the results are rather mixed: CEE scholars have been increasingly present, yet achieved only very limited access to the top levels and mostly remain in a position of dependency. Using the case of Czechia, we discuss the factors that have likely contributed to the perpetuation of this state of integration with limited convergence.

BIO: Jakub Eberle is Research Director at the Institute of International Relations. He studied international relations at the University of Warwick (Ph.D.), University of St. Andrews (MLitt.), and Charles University in Prague (Bc.). He is also Lecturer at the Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE) and had previously worked at universities in Antwerp, Düsseldorf, Warwick and Prague. His professional interests involve theory of international relations, Czech and German foreign policy, politics of Central Europe, and critical approaches to hybrid warfare. He is a board member of the Program Council of the Forum 2000 Foundation, and the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of German Politics.

We are looking forward to meeting you for a stimulating discussion and exchange of ideas!

SMSJM: Invitation to a seminar /20.10.2023/