As a Peterhouse postgraduate scholar at the University of Cambridge, Vlado analyses the EU foreign policy on peacebuilding within EU's CSDP operations and missions. He carried out research on migration and religion at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests also include the United Nations, peacekeeping, negotiation, mediation and identity politics. Vlado was a visiting scholar at Humboldt University in Berlin and at Georg-August University in Göttingen. He studied international peace studies at Trinity College Dublin, and conflict studies and public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa. He also graduated in theology at Comenius University of Bratislava and pursued studies in theology and philosophy at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen and at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg. Vlado has professional experience with the United Nations HQ in New York (Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mine Action Service), international NGOs, the media, educational institutions and religious organisations. He has been active in and cooperated with youth-based organisations. He co-authored a chapter for the Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations (eds. Koops et.al 2014), and published a chapter for a volume Religion in Times of Crisis (Ganiel, Monnot and Winkel 2014).