Panel 3

The European External Action Service:

Capability and Effectiveness
Jindra Vyšinková

Jindra Vyšinková works at the Department of Common Foreign and Security Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague in 2011.

Michael Benhamou

Michael Benhamou is an independent political analyst who led field-training sessions on “crisis management” and conducted seminars on conflict resolution and prevention for civilian and military institutions. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Relations at Sciences Po Paris and a master´s degree in Contemporary History at Pantheon Sorbonne University. Michael Benhamou has experience with media analysis for the French Presidency. Subsequently, he worked as a political advisor to a commander of NATO forces. He has given lectures at prestigious universities and published numerous articles regarding international affairs.

Naďa Kovalčíková

Naďa Kovalčíková is a postgraduate student of International Economic Relations at the University of Economics in Bratislava. She received degrees from both the European Master Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE) and in Political Science at the Institute d‘Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po). Nad’a Kovalčíková currently works for NATO.

Tomáš Weiss

Tomáš Weiss is the Head of Department of West European Studies and an assistant professor at Charles University in Prague, where he also received his education in Area Studies. He teaches courses on European integration, international relations and security policy. His research concerns EU foreign and security policy. Weisss also participates in international research consortia, writes project applications, and administers grants. Recently, Weiss participated in collaborative research concerning terrorism at the Institute for International Relations in Prague. He is the author of several published articles and book chapters.