Jan develops curriculum and trains all constituencies in educational and corporate institutions on critical thinking. Before joining The institute, Jan’s has focused on researching critical thinking and writing several Slovak bestsellers. The Power of Reason in Crazy Times(2019), is his first critical thinking manual for a Slovak audience. Between Good and Evil (2020), is his study on moral dilemmas. Closer Together (2021) explores his search for humanism in the era of media, technology, and science.
Jan is an International Grandmaster, and since 2011, he has been ranked best chess player in Slovakia. The English Chess Federation named his chess manual, Under the Surface their 2018 Book of the Year for its “original approach and the quality of writing.” The manual has been translated into published in English, Spanish and Czech (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-book-of-the-year-2018/).
Before joining Agora 21 Institute Jano was the director of Socratic Institute from 2013 – 2016. Prior to that he was a teacher of philosophy and Religion and Ethics at C.S. Lewis Bilingual High School. Jan holds his MA in philosophy and theology from Charles University in Prague.