Jan Hornát

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague



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2017 – present: research fellow, Institute of International Relations
2015 – present: assistant professor, Department of North American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
2014 – 2015: Head of Unit, Department of European Programmes, Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic
2013 – 2014: Project coordinator, Forum 2000 Foundation


2013 – 2017: Ph.D. International area studies, Faculty of social sciences, Charles University
2013 – 2014: Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program, Prague Security Studies Institute
2011 – 2013: PhDr. American studies summa cum laude, Faculty of social sciences, Charles University



  • Transatlantic Studies Association


Czech – mother tongue
English – level C2
French – level C1
Modern Greek – level A1
Mandarin Chinese – level A1

Areas of interest

Domestic and foreign policies of the USA
Theories of democratization
American political thought
Development support
USA-Asia-Pacific realtions
Territorial disputes – South China Sea, East China Sea, Arctic area
Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean




Book chapters

Scholarly Articles (in peer-reviewed journals and journals with impact factor)

Other Scholarly Articles

Columns and Media Appearances



Conferences and Seminars

  • India and China in Trump administration's Indo-Pacific Strategy. International Relations in Indo-Pacific Region: in Searching for New Balance of Power. University of Warsaw, 8. 5. 2018.
  • Whither Democracy? Taking Stock of Democratic Governance in Central Europe. IIR Prague, 16. 5. 2018.
  • Debata k filmu Poslední rok. Jeden svět, Ponrepo, 14. 3. 2018.
  • India-China-US – Triangle of Powers in Indian Ocean Region. Global Aspirations of Emerging Asian Powers: Comparative Analysis of International Status of China and India. University of Warsaw Library, 24. 11. 2017.
  • “Consolidating Democracy and Market” Conference. Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest, 8. 11. 2017.
  • Transform or be transformed: US role in European integration from a Jeffersonian perspective. Presented at conference Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan: Past and Current Challenges of the Transatlantic Alliance in Prague, 26. 5. 2017.
  • The Role of Democracy Assistance in EU's Foreign Policy: Reaffirming the Union's identity. Presented at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, 4-5 April, 2016. "The European Union as a Credible Global Actor" workshop.
  • Challenges to Visegrad's Democracy Assistance: Ukraine and Beyond. Presented at the Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest, May 14, 2015.
  • The EU's Approach to Democracy Assistance: A Sign of 'Hollow Hegemony'?. Presented at conference "Social and cultural embedding of politics: East-West-perspectives at the challenges of a sustainable democracy", Reichenau an der Rax, Austria, October 30 – November 2, 2014.
  • Democratic Transitions and the Role of Visegrad Countries: The Way Forward. Presented at the Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest, May 14, 2014.
  • Is the United State in decline? Presented at the American Center of the Embassy of the United States, Prague, June 6, 2013.