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Center for Security Studies, Metropolitan University Prague

Joined IRSEC Hub: Oct 09, 2014
Abbreviation: C4SS
Established: 2009
Head name: Oldřich Bureš
Head title: Head of the Center
Address: Dubečská 900/10, 10031 Prague 10
Country: Czech Republic
Contact email: bures@c4ss.cz
Contact number: +420-725058204

The Center for Security Studies (C4SS) was established on January 1, 2009. We are primarily MUP student- and alumni-oriented, both in terms of our operation and in terms of our activities. Since 2014, research has become the second key area of our ​​activity. Our main goal in this area is the linkage of internationally recognized research of global, regional, and local security issues with the creation of an intellectual environment conducive to the emergence of future generations of security experts from the Czech Republic and abroad. Our ambition is to become a model research center within the Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), thus strengthening its identity of a research university.

In addition to strengthening research prestige of the MUP, we also aim to make a significant contribution to the establishment of a more permanent nature of inter-institutional research collaboration, both in the domestic and international context. An important new ambition C4SS is therefore a steady influx of intellectual capital from abroad through the creation of a new PostDoc position each academic year.

The key four poles of C4SS research agenda are the following: 1) conflict resolution and transformation; 2) privatization of security and terrorism; 3) new security threats; 4) small states security.

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