Michal Vašečka

Bratislava Policy Institute, program director
Michal Vašečka, PhD. is sociologist by background and public intellectual by choice. Michal serves as a program director of the Bratislava Policy Institute in Bratislava since 2017, as an Associate Professor he operates at the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts since 2015 and at the Pan-European University since 2018. Michal studied at the Comenius University in Bratislava and at the Masaryk University in Brno. He focuses his interests on issues of ethnicity, race, and migration studies, as well as populism, extremism, antisemitism, and social movements.

Michal previously worked at the Masaryk University (2002-2017) and at the Comenius University (2006-2009). Michal is a founder and former director (2006-2012) of the Center for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture (CVEK), in 1998-2005 he worked at the Slovak think-tank Institute of Public Affairs (IVO) and he has been a consultant for the World Bank in 2000-2012. Since 2012 Michal serves as a representative of the Slovak republic in the ECRI, human rights body of the Council of Europe, he is a chairman of the Editorial Board of the Denník N, major daily newspaper in Slovakia since 2016, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Aspen Review Central Europe in 2012-2016.

 
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