Politics is not exclusively a hobby of the elderly


Jakub Lepš, Czech politician and University of New York in Prague professor, calls for the youth of today to become more involved in politics and looks at why this shouldn't be such a scary thought. Did you think you could ever be inspired into the realm of politics through Rock'n'Roll? Have a look and find out how you can get involved.

About the speaker

Jakub Lepš teaches courses at UNYP, one focused on the social and economic contexts of globalization and one covering American government and politics. He has also taught courses on China and Southeast Asia. He is a graduate of Charles University where he obtained his M.A. in American studies as well as his B.A. in economics. He also studied at Central European University in Budapest (M.A. in Political Science) and spent one year at The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a researcher within the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Between 2000 and 2014 he worked as editorial director in EIN News, a Czech-American online media monitoring company. Since 2014 he has worked as deputy mayor in the Prague 11 district. Since January 2018 he has served as chairman of TOP 09, a Czech political party, represented in both chambers of the Czech parliament. He regularly comments on U.S. political developments in the Czech and Slovak media.