Some lessons cannot be taught in a classroom but only through professional and real-world experiences. The AAU Mentorship Hub bridges this gap by connecting students and young graduates with experienced alumni and other friends of the AAU community who can share the challenges, successes and crossroads they faced on their career paths.

This event serves as a follow-up networking and fellowship reception to the event Istanbul Convention as a Hostage of Populism, for students and alumni to connect with each other and our special guest mentors as part of AAU’s efforts to move women’s empowerment forward through education and mentoring. Our special guest, Eva Howling of, will kick off the evening. Mentors and mentees are invited to connect to share stories, questions, and advice over refreshments.

Date: Wednesday, March 27th
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Expert Discussion- Istanbul Convention as a Hostage of Populism
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception
Location: Anglo-American University, room 2.08

Confirmed mentors so far include:

• Daniel Bartoň 
Professor at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague | Attorney

• Simone Bertolone 
AAU Alumnus | Singularity University Participant

• Veronika Bílková 
Head of the Centre for International Law at the Institute of International Relations, Prague | Associate Professor in International Law at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University | Vice-president of the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe | Secretary-General of the European Society of International Law

• Kateřina Bursíková Jacques 
Executive Director of Sněmovní 7 | Former member of the Czech Parliament, Chair of the EU Committee | Founding Member of Czechs Support Tibet / Cesi Tibet podporujit

• Tomáš Guth Jarkovský 
Assistance of Františka Kopřivy, Česká pirátská strana


• Mariá ‚Maggie‘ Dokupilová 

Czech Govt. Officer | European Green Party Secretary General Candidate

• Zuzana Fellegi 
AAU Professor | Researcher at Institute of International Relations Prague / Ústav mezinárodních vztahů

• Jana Hanychova 
AAU Alumna | Business Architect, Performance & Business Coach, and Facilitator with Stylenap (

• Eva Howlings | Director at


• Sona Krausova 
AAU Aumna | Project Leader Central Europe, Merger & Spin Activities, Czech Republic Country Leader Czech for DuPont (

• Branislava Marvánová 
Head of Information & Counseling at ROSA & Stop Násilí | Board Member of Women Against Violence in Europe

• Jan Potměšil 
High Ministerial Counselor of the Ministry of Interior | Vice-Chair of the Governmental Committee on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women

• Radan Šafařík 
Office at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic

• Kateřina Šaldová 
Head of Advocacy at Amnesty International ČR | Gender and Science department of the Institute of Sociology at the CZ Academy of Sciences