_MG_9228-Edit kopieBarbora Bodnárová

Studied international relations and security and strategic studies at Masaryk University in Brno and political science at Central European University in Budapest. In 2011 she started to work at CENAA as junior research fellow thanks to the grant of the Open Society Fund and worked there on several publication projects as the Panorama of the Global Security Environment and the Transatlantic Files. Currently she works as security analyst at Institute for Security and Defence Studies, a think tank of the Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Stefanik.  She has a great passion for contemporary as well as classical culture. She helps at the biggest Slovak summer festival Pohoda and works on production of the only showcase festival Waves in Slovakia.

Contact: barbora.bodnarova@reach-institute.org

11025640_932562836754513_906200222017090053_n (2)Jana Heglasová

Graduated from Political Science at the Faculty of philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava. She studies Management at Faculty of Management at Comenius University.  During her bachelor studies, she was on research fellowship at University of International and Public Relations in Prague. She worked in the Slovak Governance Institute as trainee. Between 2013-2015, she was working in the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), where she was working as Office Manager and Junior Research Fellow. Currently, she works as an event manager and a political marketing specialist.

Contact: jana.heglasova@reach-institute.org

Ivana Imreová

Graduated in 2012 from the Department of Political Science at the Comenius University in Bratislava, where she continues her PhD. studies. In her dissertation, she focuses on minority rights and ethnic politics in EU new member states. Except her own research, she has experiences from working on various projects at the Department, focusing on the institutions in the EU member states (2012-2015), the importance of institutions vis á vis economical and security performance in non-democratic regimes (2014-2015) and the stability of non-democratic regimes (2012-2013). Besides academia, she has experiences from internships at the state institutions, such as six months internship at the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society (2012-2013) and two short internship at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic (both in 2011), as well as from private sector.

Contact: ivana.imreova@reach-institute.org

IMG_9709 (2)Radka Vicenová

Graduated in 2012 from the Department of Political Science at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She has extensive experience from the non-governmental sector. As a project manager she cooperated with the civic association People Against Racism for three years on several research projects within Slovakia and international networks (RAXEN, INACH, ENAR), focused on the analysis of the far right and neo-Nazi groups. She also participated on various research and educational projects in cooperation with civic associations People in Peril Slovakia and Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia. Between 2012-2015, she was working in the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs , think tank based in Bratislava, where she was coordinating a research program focused on right-wing extremism in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Between 2014-2015, she was  the Program Director for Emerging Threats, managing and coordinating major long-term research projects focused on extremism as a security threat for the Slovak society. She is co-founder of REACH Institute, where she has been working since October 2015.

Contact: radka.vicenova@reach-institute.org