Jan Váška graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, in West European Studies (2002). In 2001/2002 he also studied at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK. In 2002-2005 he was an editor of the journal „Integrace“. Currently, he is a Junior Assistant Professor at the Department for West European (Charles University) and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of International Studies (Charles University). His main areas of interest are European integration, the modern history of Western Europe and European and foreign policy of Great Britain.