The School of International Relations and Diplomacy (SIRD) is one of the most innovative schools at Anglo-American University and one which is continuing to expand with the addition of two new lecturers, Steve Kashkett and Tomas Prouza to begin in the Spring of 2019.

Our mission as one of the top private universities in Prague is to ensure that our graduates are prepared to make a positive difference in the context of a globalized world. This is achieved by putting students in the classroom with world-class faculty who possess real-world experience. The SIRD’s newest lecturers clearly reflect this emphasis on practical learning.

obrázek The first new addition is Mr. Steve Kashkett. Kashkett joins AAU with 35 years worth of experience in United States Foreign Service. Working in diplomatic circles since 1983 he has served among other things as the Senior Advisor for Europe in the US Mission to the United Nations,  the Consul General in Tijuana, Vice-President of the American Foreign Service Association, he was also the Senior Civilian Leader and Diplomatic Advisor for the U.S. Special Operations Command helping to direct the activities of the U.S. special forces. His recent appointment included the post of a Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy right here in Prague, managing the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Czech Republic and representing the United States at official events.

obrázek Also offering a fresh set of expertise to SIRD students will be Mr. Tomas Prouza, former State Secretary for EU Affairs to the Czech government. Prouza has a background in economics and diplomacy; throughout his career, he has held several roles such as the deputy minister of finance responsible for fiscal policy, financial services, EU and foreign affairs. In 2012, he co-founded a personal finance advisory company, worked for the World Bank in Washington D.C. and in January 2014 Tomas has returned to Prague to coordinate Czech EU policy in Prime Minister Sobotka’s government. Since leaving the government Prouza founded a consulting company, EU Politics Advisory, focusing on issues related to the European Union and digital economy.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest faculty members and wish you both successful semesters ahead.

AAU’s School of International Relations and Diplomacy offers accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs designed to endow graduates with a strong interdisciplinary understanding of theory and practice in the dynamic fields of international relations, political science, and diplomacy. Students enrolled in the School of IRD take part in Anglo-American University’s unique intercultural blend of students and faculty through initiatives such as the diplomatic club, model UN club, research coffees or monthly semi-formal discussions of political events with professors in the pub.

If you are interested in receiving an international relations bachelor/master degree in the Czech Republic or simply would like to know how to study in Prague at AAU, please email admissions@aauni.edu for more information or click here to apply now!


Publication date: January 21, 2019