Program Outline


The Brexit decision-making involved a conflict between the economic interests and political identities of British voters. While many experts seemed to overplay the immediate effects of the referendum, the subsequent negotiations with EU revealed considerable setbacks for the economy and the balance of public opinion started to shift against Brexit.

We will review the predictions of the economic consequences of Brexit in the light of subsequent evidence and discuss what makes expert arguments credible and accepted in major political debates. Additionally, the program focuses on the migratory processes in Europe, a so-called refugee crisis of 2015, bordering processes in the EU and post-2004 migratory process within Europe.

The study program provides a balanced combination of lectures and workshops, which create a welcoming atmosphere for in-class discussions and activities in small groups. On top of that, students will have a chance to share their views and experiences and build their social networks in a less formal environment, during social events and excursions.

The classes of the Summer School will focus on:

Schedule (Preliminary)


12.00 – 18.00 Registration

19.00 – 19.30 Orientation / Ice Breaking Session /Egle Havrdova/

20.00 Welcome Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”, Záhřebská 14/


SUNDAY 30 June

9.30 – 10.00 Introduction to Summer School Program

10.00 – 11.15 Lecture 1

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.45 Lecture 2

12.45 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 18.00 Tours of Prague

19.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/



09.00– 10.15 Lecture 3

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.45 Lecture 4

12.00 – 14.00 Conversational Lunch & Guest Lecture

14.15 – 15.30 Lecture 5

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00 Lecture 6

18.00 – 20.00 Happy Hour /Pragovka. Multi Art & Culture District/



09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 7

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 8

12.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Workshop 1

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Workshop 2

17.30 – 18.30 Guest Lecture

19.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/

21.00 Clubbing in Prague



Free Day!!! Pragulic/ Trip to Kutna Hora or Karlštejn/ Exhibition/ Zoo/

19.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/



09.30 – 10.45 Lecture 9

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15 Lecture 10

12.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Workshop 3

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.45 Workshop 4

17.30 – 18.30 Guest Lecture

19.00 Dinner /Restaurant “Hlučná Samota”/

21.00 – 23.00 Boat Tour



10.00 – 11.15 Lecture 11

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.45 Workshop 5

12.45 Lunch / Free Time

17.30 Departure for Gröbeho vila

18.00 – 19.00 Commencement

19.00 FAREWELL PARTY/Gröbeho vila, Havlíčkovy sady, Praha 2/




Anna Horolets, Ph.D.

Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

Anna Horolets is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw. Her background in sociology, social anthropology, and discourse studies guides her to studying identity-building processes, including European identities construction, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Anna wrote a book on how Europe and the EU were imagined and represented in Poland before 2004 (Obrazy Europy w polskim dyskursie publicznym, 2006). She teaches courses in anthropology of mobility and anthropology of Europeanization and organizes workshops devoted to methods of discourse analysis. Her most recent research field is migrants’ everyday life and recreational practices. She uses the framework of leisure studies to examine the moral regimes of migration in Europe.

Petra Ezzeddine, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

Petra Ezzeddine is a social anthropologist. She lectures at the Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Charles University in Prague. She teaches courses on Anthropology of Migration, Gender in Migration and Applied Anthropology. Her ethnographic research deals with gender aspects of migration, transnational forms of parenthood, the globalization of care for children and the elderly and female migrant domestic workers, gender and aging in migration. She is a member of the editorial boards for Gender /Rovné příležitosti/Výzkum (Gender and Research) and the Journal of Human Affairs (Springer). She cooperates closely with several Czech and Slovak non-governmental and international organizations working with migrants.

Zdenĕk Kudrna, Ph.D.

Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, University of Salzburg

Zdenek Kudrna is a researcher at the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies at the University of Salzburg. His research focuses on the political economy of European integration and financial market regulation. He has taught at the University of Vienna, Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest and has been an advisor to the IMF and World Bank, UN Development Program and the Czech Minister of Finance. He is a member of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Board at the Office of Government of the Czech Republic. His academic work recently appeared in Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy and in a volume on the EU’s decision traps (Oxford University Press). Zdenek received a PhD in political economy from Central European University. He comments regularly on European affairs in the Czech and Slovak media.

Donatella Bonansinga

Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), University of Birmingham

Donatella Bonansinga is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham, where she also contributes as Teaching Associate, Research Assistant and Academic Mentor. Her PhD project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom, examines the emotional dynamics behind exposure to populist media messages and their effects on citizens’ cognitive processes leading to opinion formation. Her research interests lie, more broadly, in right wing populism and its psychological underpinnings. Donatella has been awarded a Honourable Mention at the 2017 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards and is the author of several forthcoming book chapters on The Dynamics of Competing Populisms (with D. Albertazzi), Are We Really In Danger? How the British Tabloids Construct (In)Security, and The Securitisation of Migration in Populist Discourse: Emotional and Affective Mechanisms at Play.

Yasar Abu Ghosh, Ph.D.

Department of General Anthropology, Charles University

Yasar Abu Gosh, has been the Head of the Department of General Anthropology at Charles University, he has also taught at the University of Berkeley and New York University in Prague. His research is primarily devoted to Roma, he’s authored a number of articles and monographs on the subject, including Escaping Gypsyness: Work, Power, and Identity in the Marginalization of Roma (2008). Yasar’s current research interests are the role of monetary practices, technologies, and mobility among Roma in the Czech Republic.

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