Mgr. Jan Pěchota
Jan Pěchota completed a master’s program at the Department of Middle East Studies at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, where he works presently as a member of academic research staff and as a project manager. Within international projects (Interreg CE, Ziel ETZ 2014-2020) focused on migration and the integration of foreigners, he deals with the coordination of project activities, the realization of academic and networking workshops, the preparation of integration activities for third-country nationals, and scientific research. The second field of his academic interest is the modern history of northwest Africa, Berber identity, and relationships between Europe and North Africa in the pre-colonial and colonial period, which is also the topic of his doctoral research at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.