Tomáš Weiss is Head of Department of European Studies and associate professor at Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. He researches and lectures on EU’s foreign affairs and security policy. Having finished European Studies in Prague (Charles University) and Hamburg (HWP) he obtained the Ph.D. at Charles University in 2011 with the dissertation on the blurring border between police and military force in the European Union. Previously, he worked as an intern at the EU Institute for Security Studies (2004) and as a research fellow at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (2005-2013) and Institute of International Relations in Prague (2007-2008). In 2014-2015, he was an external advisor to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his research, he specializes in various aspects of European foreign and security policy, in particular the institutional setup, transatlantic relations, and the policy towards the European neighbourhood.