Czech Republic Experts

Former Librarian, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington,D.C
Ph.D. Candidate, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Samuel J. Kessler received his BA from New York University and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. His scholarship focuses primarily on nineteenth-century responses to Enlightenment and the history of science. He also works on topics in postmodern theory (Foucaul...
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Republic
Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: kno...
Former Adviser, Romanian Defense Ministry; Visiting Professor, Security Studies and Intelligence Analysis, University of Bucharest
Larry L. Watts is a visiting professor for Security Studies and Intelligence Analysis at the University of Bucharest. His service as security sector reform advisor to Romania’s Defense Oversight Committee, Presidential Counselor for National Security, Defense Ministry, Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), and Police General Inspectorate during 1991-2009 earned him awards for promoting militar...