Jozef Bátora is professor at the Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2006). His work experience includes positions as associate professor and director at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations at Comenius University (2009 – 2015), Fulbright visiting professor at The Europe Center, FSI, Stanford University (2013), research fellow at the Institute for European Integration Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (2006 – 2009), senior researcher at ARENA – Centre of European Studies at the University of Oslo (2006), and visiting scholar at Scancor, Stanford University (2003 – 2004). In the period 2012-2015, he served as coordinating editor of Journal of International Relations and Development (www.palgrave-journals.com/jird). His research focuses on organization theory, international relations, EU studies, diplomacy and security. He has published in a number of leading journals including Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics and Journal of Common Market Studies.