Pavel Barša (1960) has taught political philosophy at the Charles University in Prague since 1998 and is responsible for courses in the theory of international relations, World War One and ethnic conflict.
Thanks to a fellowship at the IWM (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Vienna, Pavel is currently investigating how the end of communism has coincided with an anti-liberal/populist backlash on both sides of the former Iron Curtain. As someone who was involved in several Czech civil society movements which challenged and helped to overthrow the communist regime in the 1980s, his investigation of the post-communist transition in Central and Eastern Europe is also a journey of criticism from within.
An author of many academic works, Pavel’s most recent written publications are: Cesty k emancipaci (Paths to Emancipation) (Praha: Academia, 2015), Paměť a genocida: úvahy o politice holocaustu (Memory and Genocide: Reflections on Holocaust Policy) (Praha: Argo, 2011) and Orientálcova vzpoura (Oriental Rebellion) (Praha: Dokořán: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2011).
Information valid as of autumn 2017.