Moderator: Věra Stojarová
Věra Stojarová works as an Academic Researcher at the Political Science and Security Studies Department at Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The field of her professional interest lies in politics and security in the Balkan countries. In 2004, she realized a granted stay at the J.F. Kennedy Institute in Berlin. She also realized a study stay
in Heidelberg, supported by a grant from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in 2005-2006 and Andrew Mellon Fellowship at IWM in Vienna in 2009. Věra Stojarová has been a visiting professor at several universities, including Belgrade University, Sarajevo University, University in Prishtina, Tirana University, Belfast University and many others. Together with Damir Kapidžić, she co-edited book Illiberal Politics in Southeast Europe: How Ruling Elites Undermine Democracy in Routledge in 2021. In 2022, the book co-edited with Nemanja Džuverović Peace and Security in the Western Balkans is expected to come out in Routledge. She published numerous texts in prestigious journal (Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies).