Lucia Husenicová is lecturer at the Department of Security studies at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations at the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. She is also a director of Institute of Asian Studies. She received her PhD in international relations in 2009 with the dissertation thesis “North Korea as a Geopolitical Focus”. Nowadays she teaches optional course on the security in East Asia and compulsory course related to the development of IR theories. In 2007, she was a visiting researcher at the United National University – Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Bruges, Belgium. In July 2009, she participated in a workshop organized by the Korean Foundation in cooperation with the Hanyang University in Seoul. From February to August 2010 she was a visiting researcher of the Sogag University, Seoul with a support of the Korean Foundation scholarship. In September-October 2012 she participated in an international program at the Lanzhou University organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of Gansu Provincial Government. In 2013, she took part in a two-week-long workshop for the CEE professionals in Beijing, organized by the Chinese Foreign Affairs University.
Gabriela PLESCHOVÁ, Ph.D.
KGabriela Pleschova teaches at Department of East Asian Studies, Comenius University in Bratislava. Previously, she has published articles in journals including Europe-Asia Studies and Problems of Post-communism. Her research interests include relations of China and the European Union/Central and Eastern Europe, issues of Chinese migration and teaching and learning in higher education.
Richard TURCSÁNYI, Ph.D.
Key Researcher at Palacky University Olomouc
Richard Q. Turcsányi is a Key Researcher at Palacky University Olomouc, Assistant Professor at Mendel University in Brno, and Program Director at the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (www.ceias.eu). He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and further degrees in economy and political science. In past, he conducted long-term study and research stays at the University of Toronto, Peking University, National Chengchi University in Taipei, and the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels. He is an author of "Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea" and has published a number of academic articles and opinion pieces on Chinese foreign policy and relations between China and (Central and Eastern) Europe.