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PhDr. Daniel Herman

Historian, lecturer of Czech language and literature

He studied History and Pedagogical-psychological studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. He also studied at the Université Le Mirail in Toulouse and the Institut fűr Internationale Politik und Wirtschaft in Hamburg. Rigorous thesis on the topic of Anti-Semitism at the turn of the XIX. and XX. centuries he finished at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava. He published in Czech review Literární noviny and on the websites kukatko.cz and showbiz.cz. He is interested in literature, the history of film and theatre, and combat sports (Class III coach in wrestling). He gave a series of lectures on cinematography of 1970’s at the Department of Art History and Cultural Heritage of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava. As a volunteer, he taught the Czech language to compatriot communities in Moldova and Ukraine. Since 2016, he has been working as a lecturer of the Czech language in cooperation with the Czech Center in Kyiv.

PhDr. Petr Pojman, Ph.D.

Political scientist, Team Coordinator and Chairman of Team4Ukraine

In 2002 he joined the Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague. He has completed several study and research stages in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Great Britain. In 2008-2009 he worked in the humanitarian project of Caritas Czech Republic (Magdala), which helps victims of human trafficking in the Czech Republic. Since 2010, he has been working as an independent consultant for the private, state, and non-governmental sectors. He cooperates with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on combating trafficking in human beings and election observation. In 2012 he became a founding member of the Czech Criminological Society, and since 2013 he has been a member of its Committee. In 2014 he finished his dissertation, comparing organized crime and its relation to politics in Russia and Ukraine. Petr Pojman has been working in Ukraine since 2014, making part of the projects of the Prague Security Studies Institute. He focuses on security, organized crime, and hybrid warfare methods. In 2015 he founded the non-profit organization Team4Ukraine.

Bc. Martina Vítková

Student of the Master’s degree, Department of Anthropology, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Martina Vítková studies the 5th year of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of West Bohemia (ZČU) in Pilsen. In her bachelor thesis, she focused on the anthropology of tourism in connection with cultural change. The topic of her thesis was “The influence of tourism on local culture in the mountainous locality Pejo in the Italian region of Trentino. “ She also made part of a team within a research project focused on the activities of Czech expatriate societies in southern Ukraine and conducted field research.

Klára Trávníčková

Student of bachelor’s degree, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Klára Trávníčková studies programmes of East European studies and History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. In the spring of 2020, she worked as a Czech language lector for foreigners in pursuance of the Czech Center in Lviv. She participated in translating the Ukrainian program On Ukraine through Cultural Lens. Furthermore, she published her articles on the We and Ukraine website and in the journal Mezinárodní politika. In her bachelor’s thesis she focuses on the collective memory of Ukrainian immigrants in the Czech Republic.

Maria Stroeva

Independent journalist with focus on economic journalism

Maria Stroeva was born in Russian capital Moscow and lived there for many years. After graduating from the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov, she worked in Russian state television channels as an editor-in-chief of news and analytical programs. From 2004 to 2014 she hosted daily broadcasted news program on the Russian television channel RBK. In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea, she left Russia and moved to Ukraine, where she lived and worked for several years. Currently she lives in the Czech Republic.