PhDr. Monika MacDonagh-Pajerová

In 1989, Monika was a Student Leader, and subsequently Diplomat and Cultural Attaché in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Embassy in Paris and in the Council of Europe in the Cultural Committee in Strasbourg. She was also Head of the Press Dept. and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the headquarters in Prague.

Monika has published articles and books on various cultural topics, the European Union, and a personal diary from the 1980s and early years following the Velvet Revolution in 1989. She is married to Peter MacDonagh, an Irish historian, with whom she has two children and two grandchildren.

Specializations

Late 20th-century transition to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, impact of Nazism and Communism on later democratic societies, Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy, especially concerning the relationship between the European Union and the United States of America.