Pavol Kosnáč

is a PhD. researcher at the Department of Political Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He studied comparative religious studies in Bratislava, Oxford and LSE and eventually focused on overlaps between ideology, religion, violence and war. He spent the last 5 years mapping motivations and values of members of paramilitary organizations and foreign fighters in Central-Eastern Europe and Asia. He also works as a consultant for humanitarian organizations and universities, currently in Slovakia, Iraq and Thailand.