Visiting Professor - Oldrich Bures

Professor Oldrich Bures is a long-term research collaborator with Prof Christian Kaunert and the founding director of the Center for Security Studies and Professor of International Political Relations at Metropolitan University Prague.

His research is focused in the areas of Conflict Resolution and International Security, with special emphasis on privatization of security, (counter-) terrorism and recently also migration. 

His work has been published in Security Dialogue, Cooperation and Conflict, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Studies Review, International Peacekeeping, Intelligence and National Security, Global Governance and Journal of Business Ethics, among other key journals.

He is the author of several monographs, including EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger? (Ashgate, 2011) and Private Security Companies: Transforming Politics and Security in the Czech Republic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and (co-)editor of several edited volumes, including A Decade of EU Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence: A Critical Assessment (Routledge 2017) and Security Privatization: How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance (Springer 2018). For a full list of publications, please see here.