David Rypel is a Research Master’s student in Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a research assistant on the RIGHTS project.
David obtained a Master’s degree (Mgr.) in Security and Strategic Studies from Masaryk University, the Czech Republic, where he also earned Bachelor’s degrees (Bc.) in Political Science and International Relations & Security Studies. His research interest focuses on violence and security, and especially their manifestations in everyday lives.
Previously, he did internships in the Georgian Institute of Politics, Tbilisi, and the Institute of International Relations, Prague. He also served as a regional coordinator of a Czech student-led educational campaign that aimed to dispel myths about the so-called refugee crisis among high schoolers.