Dr. Ditrych has been appointed as the new director of the IIR
Dr. Ondřej Ditrych has been appointed as the new director of the Institute of International Relations, Prague, a leading public research institution founded in 1957.
Dr. Ditrych holds degrees in International Relations from University of Cambridge (Mphil.) and Charles University in Prague (Ph.D.) where he is now an academic fellow and becoming the director of the IIR, was in charge of coordinating D. CENT Karl Deutsch Centre for International Political and Social Research at the Department of International Relations. He has gained valuable experience as the Fulbright research fellow at Belfer Center, Harvard University, a visiting researcher at CERI, Sciences Po, Paris and SWP Berlin, an associate fellow at European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and an analyst for NATO SHAPE.
In his current research, he explores terrorism and revolutionary violence in global politics, NATO and European security, ethnopolitical conflicts in the Postsoviet space, and global trends and their analysis and forecasts.
Dr. Ditrych is the author of more than forty academic articles, monographies and book chapters. His articles have been published in leading impacted journals in the field of International Relations. His latest book, Tracing the Discourses of Terrorism: Identity, Genealogy, and State, was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014). Dr. Ditrych has taken part in a number of collective research projects, as well as expert analyses for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, EEAS or the European Parliament. He is currently a principal investigator of PRIMUS 17/HUM/24 Hybrid Revolutionary Actors in Global Politics (2018-) and a senior researcher in an interdisciplinary center of excellence UNCE Violence, Trauma and Justice (2018-).
His full curriculum vitae can be viewed here.
The main activities of the IIR include basic and applied research, publication activities, the organization of scholarly events, cooperation with many governmental organizations and NGOs, public library services and, last but not least, educational activities. The IIR engages in internationally recognized, excellent research , participation in the design and implementation of Czech foreign policy and increasing awaraness of the various international issues among the broader public.