The Energy Security Summer School is organized by the Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University.
The organizers are part of the Center for Energy Studies (CENERS), an independent platform which brings together energy researchers and experts. It counts as one of the biggest research and education institution in the Central Europe in the field of energy security. The main goal is to combine high-quality research with education activities in order to bring up the future decision-makers and business strategists in the field of energy.
The summer school is a long term annual project of international renown dating back to 2011. To date, we have 131 satisfied graduates of 32 nationalities from around the globe. 84% of our graduates come from outside the Czech Republic as the tradition and renown of the project is growing.
Tomas Vlcek, Summer School Manager
Tomas Vlcek, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies in the Energy Security Studies, International Relations and Energy Security and International Relations programs. He also works at the International Institute of Political Science of Masaryk University and is a member of the Center for Energy Studies, an independent research platform, and of the Czech Nuclear Education Network academic association.
He was selected for the International Visitors Leadership Program, the prestigious professional program run by the United States Department of State, and also initiated and manages the widely respected International Summer School of Energy Security, held at the start of August every year in Telč. Formerly, he was a junior researcher and project manager at the Faculty of Social Studies. He has taken part in numerous government and academic projects on energy security and energy policy and has undertaken a number of research forays to Russia, USA, and countries in Europe, especially the Central and Eastern Europe, as well as South Eastern Europe. His research specialization focuses on the nuclear and oil sectors from a commodity perspective, and the energy security of Central and Eastern and South Eastern Europe from geographical perspective.
Martin Jirusek is a PhD candidate of International Relations at Masaryk University. He holds a Bachelor`s degree in International Relations and European studies and a Master's degree in European Studies from the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. He is co-organizer of the Energy Security Summer School, coordinator of the Visegrad University Studies Grant at the Faculty of Social Studies and also participated in several research projects conducted at the faculty. Martin is professionally focused on theoretical approaches to energy security and the oil policy of the United States.
Lukas Lehotsky is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. He holds a Bachelor`s degree in International Relations and Security and Strategic Studies and a Master's degree in International Relations. He is specializing on issues connected to natural gas and its transit.