Marek Neuman

Marek received his B.A. in International and European Economic Studies from the State University of New York (Empire State College) in Prague, the Czech Republic. After that, he continued his studies at a Master level, obtaining his M.A. degree in International Relations and International Organization from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands. Currently, he pursues his Ph.D. degree at the same university, within the Graduate School of Humanities. His Ph.D. project assesses the ability of the Czech Republic to have its foreign policy preferences with regard to Russia translated into EU-wide policy at the European level.

Among his other research interests figure questions of EU enlargement, specifically the recent 2004/2007 round, against which he studies the accession progress of the Western Balkan countries. Besides that, he is interested in EU foreign policy making, particularly towards Russia and in the role of the individual EU member states play within this – rather specific – EU policy domain.

Selected Publications

Neuman, Marek. “The Nexus between Czech Non-State Actors and Domestic Foreign Policy Making in the EU Presidency Context.” Perspectives 19, no. 1 (2011) (forthcoming)

Neuman-Stanivuković, Senka, and Marek Neuman. “From Preference Formation at Home to Preference Promotion Abroad: The Role of Czech Intrastate Actors.“ Central European Journal of International and Security Studies 4, no. 2 (2010): 8-27

Neuman, Marek. “EU-Russian Energy Relations after the 2004/2007 EU Enlargement: and EU Perspective.” Journal of Contemporary European Studies 18, no. 3 (2010): 341-360

Neuman, Marek. “Prague Is As Capable as Any Capital of Taking Over EU Helm.” (Comment) EU Observer. 19 November 2008

He also contributed to the series Papiers d’actualité/Current Affairs in Perspective of the Foundation:

The Czech Republic’s Political Scene in 2010: A Political Earthquake and its Aftershocks