prof. PhDr. Petr Fiala, Ph.D., LL.M.


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Curriculum vitae

Personal Identification
  • Petr Fiala, political scientist, Rector Emeritus of Masaryk University (2004-2011), President of the Czech Rectors Conference (2009-2011), Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (2011-2012), Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (2012-2013), since October 2013 Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic
Function, current position
  • Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Science, Masaryk University
Education and academic qualifications
  • 1988: Mgr. (M.A.) in Czech Language and Literature and History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (called J. E. Purkyně University)
  • 2008: LL.M. in Corporate Law, Nottingham Trent University/Faculty of Law, Masaryk University)
  • 1989: PhDr. in History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
  • 1996: Ph.D. in Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
  • 1996: Doc. (Associate Professor) in Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2002: Prof. in Political Science (Masaryk University)
Professional experience
  • 1988–1989: historian, Museum, Kroměříž
  • 1990: editor, “Lidová demokracie” daily newspaper
  • 1990: editor, “Atlantis” publishing house
  • 1990–1991: Assistant, Department of Economics and Political Science, Faculty of Arts, MU
  • 1991–1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, MU
  • 1993–2002: Head, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Studies (at Faculty of Arts before 1997), MU
  • 1996–2002: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Studies (at Faculty of Arts before 1997), MU
  • 1996–2004: Director, International Institute of Political Science, MU
  • from 2002: Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, MU
  • 2002–2004: Head, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, MU
  • 2000–2004: Vice-Dean for International Relations and Doctoral Study, Faculty of Social Studies, MU
  • 2004–2011: Director, Institute for Comparative Political Research, Faculty of Social Science, MU
  • 2004: Dean, Faculty of Social Studies, MU
  • 2004–2011: Rector, Masaryk University
  • 2011–2012: Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Masaryk University
  • 2011–2012: Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister, Government Office of the Czech Republic
  • 2012: Director, International Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science, MU
  • 2012–2013: Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
  • from 2013: Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic
Research
  • Areas of interest: comparative politcs, political parties and interest groups, political dimension of religion and European politics.
  • Author of 16 monographs and more than 200 papers in various languages.
  • Latest books: "Laboratoř sekularizace" (The Laboratory of Secularization, 2007), "Evropská unie" (The European Union - et M. Pitrova, 2009), "Evropský mezičas" (European Meantime, 2007, 2010), "Politika, jaká nemá být" (What Politics Should Not Be, 2010), "Na konci bezstarostnosti" (At the End of Carefreeness, 2015), "Občané, demokraté a straníci" (Citizens, Democrats and Party Members, 2015)
Projects (selection)
  • 1995–1996: Právo politických stran (Law of Political Parties, funded by the Czech Science Foundation) – co-researcher
  • 1995: Politické zprostředkování zájmů (Political Mediation of Interests, funded by the Jan Hus Educational Foundation) – researcher
  • 1996–1997: Politické strany v západních demokraciích (Political Parties in Western Democracies, funded by Czech Science Foundation ) – researcher
  • 1996: Zájmové skupiny v politice (Interest Groups in Politics, funded by the Jan Hus Educational Foundation) – researcher
  • 1996–1997: Politický extremismus v České republice (Political Extremism in the Czech Republic, Czech Ministry of Interior) – researcher
  • 1996–1998: Sociální trendy (Social Trends, funded by the Czech Science Foundation , K 120) – research team member, political science section leader
  • 1997–1999: Moderní politická teorie (Modern Political Theory, funded by the Jan Hus Educational Foundation) – researcher
  • 1997–2000: European Political Integration (Jean Monnet Project/EU) – researcher
  • 1998–1999: "Aufbruch": Positionierung der Kirchen in Ost- und Mitteleuropa project – researcher for "Religion und nationale Identität" theme in the CR
  • 2000–2002: Moravský katolicismus ve 20. století (Moravian Catholicism in the 20th Century, funded by the Czech Science Foundation) – researcher
  • 2001–2003: Volební reformy a stranické systémy (Election Reforms and Party System, funded by the Czech Science Foundation) – research team member
  • 2001–2002: Kirche und Gesellschaft in 20. Jahrhundert (Robert Bosch Stiftung) – co-researcher
  • 2001–2003: Church and Education in Europe (International Federation of Catholic Universities, Paris, prof. K. G. Ballestrem) – CR team leader
  • 2002–2005: European Studies Research and Education Development (Jean Monnet Project/European Commission) – researcher (Jean Monnet Chair)
  • 2004–2009: Političtí aktéři v procesu europeizace a internacionalizace politického prostoru v ČR (Political Actors in the Process of Europeanization and Internationalization of Czech Politics, Modern Society and its Transformation Programme, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) – researcher
  • 2005–2007: Český politický katolicismus v letech 1848 - 2005 (Czech Political Catholicism 1848–2005, funded by the Czech Science Foundation) – co-researcher
  • 2005–2011: Politické strany a reprezentace zájmů v moderních demokraciích (Political Parties and the Representation of Interests in Contemporary European Democracies, Research Plan) – senior researcher
Membership in Academic Bodies (selection)
  • from 1994: Member, editorial board, Czech Journal of Political Science
  • 1995–2002: Member, Doctoral Board in Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague
  • 1995–1997: Chair, editorial board, Political Science Studies (SPFFBU, series T)
  • 1997–2010: Member, Doctoral Board in Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 1997–2002: Chair, editorial board, Politika v České republice (Politics in the Czech Republic)
  • 1997–1998: Member, Scientific Board, Military Academy, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 1997–2003: Member, "Legal and Political Science" committee, Czech Science Foundation
  • 1997–2000: Member, Scientific Board, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1997–2010: Board member, Czech Association of Political Science
  • from 1999: Member, editorial board, German Policy Studies/Politikfeldanalyse (USA)
  • 2000–2006: Deputy Chair, Czech Association of Political Science
  • 2000–2004: Chair, Social Sciences working group of the Accreditation Commission
  • from 2001: Permanent Senior Fellow, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Bonn (Germany)
  • 2002–2004: Member, Doctoral Board in Political Science, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2002–2004: Member, Accreditation Commission of the Czech Republic
  • 2003–2013: Member, Scientific Board, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2004–2007: Member, Scientific Board, Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2005–2007: Chair, Brno Centre of European Studies (BCES)
  • from 2005: Member, Academic Board, Academie Rerum Civilium – Political and Social Sciences University, Kolín, Czech Republic
  • 2005–2010: Vice-President, Czech Rectors Conference
  • 2006–2010: Member, Scientific Board, National Economy Faculty, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2006–2011: Member, Academy Assembly, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2006–2010: Member, Scientific Board, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • from 2007: Member, Academic Council, CEVRO Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007–2011: Member, Scientific Board, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 2007–2012: Member, Board of The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic
  • 2007–2009: Member of the European University Council for the Jean Monnet Action by the European Commission
  • 2007–2013: Member, Scientific Board, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
  • 2008–2014: Member of the Research and Development Council (Government of the Czech Republic)
  • 2009–2011: President of the Czech Rectors Conference
  • 2009–2011: Member, Council of the European University Association
  • 2011–2014: Vice-Chairman of Research, Development and Innovation Council (Government of the Czech Republic)
  • from 2012: Member of the Board of Governors (Hochschulrat) of the Universität Regensburg, Germany

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