Alica Kizeková, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague

phone +420 251 108 203

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10/2017 - present: Senior Researcher, IIR Prague
2013 - present: Honorary External Research Fellow at the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies, Bond University, Qld, Australia
2017 - 2018: Lecturer in International Relations, Mendel University in Brno
02/2015 - 09/2017: Adviser to the Speaker, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic
02/2014 - 01/2015: Head of Department of Asian Studies, Metropolitan University Prague
2012 - 2013: Teaching Fellow and Senior Research Assistant, Bond University, Qld, Australia
09 - 12/2011: Visiting Associate Fellow, RSIS-Center for Multilateralism, NTU, Singapore
2005 - 2011: Teaching Fellow and Senior Research Assistant, Bond University, Qld, Australia
2004 - 2005: Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport, Roads and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovakia
2004:  Adjunct Tutor Fellow, Bond University, Qld, Australia


2007 - 2013: PhD by Research in International Relations, Bond University, Qld, Australia
Doctoral Thesis: Soft Balancing in the Indo-Asia-Pacific: Complexity, Threat and Contending Multilateral Frameworks (from ASEAN to the SCO)
1997-2002: Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Thesis: Japanese Perspectives of Japan-China Relations 1842-1941 (With Regard to Foreign Impacts on Japan-China Relations)


Slovak – Native
Czech – Active Knowledge
English – Active Knowledge
French – Active Knowledge
Spanish – Lower Intermediate
Russian – Passive Knowledge
Japanese – Basic Knowledge

Areas of Interest

Foreign Affairs
Global Governance
Central Europe
Central Asia and the Asia Pacific


  • Member of the International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Member of CSCAP EU – Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific EU – Brussels/Paris

Teaching Experience

2004-Present (Bond University, Qld, Australia)
Course Coordinator and Lecturer: Asian Diplomatic and Security Relations, Australia in the International Perspective (Culture, Security, Foreign Relations and Economic Ties), The European Union (Institutions, Country Case Studies, Security)
Eurasia, Introduction to International Relations

2017: Mendel University in Brno
Lecturer: Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, ASEAN, human security, External Players: Australia, EU and Russia)

2014 - 2015: Metropolitan University Prague
Course Coordinator and Lecturer: Diplomacy, Economy and Security in the Asia Pacific (incl. business etiquette), External Security of the European Union, Introduction to Development Economics, Australian and Canadian Political Systems

Seminar Instructor and Guest Lecturer: East-West International Diplomacy (the Case of North Korea and Six Party Talks), Global Institutions and Conflict Resolution, International Development, Introduction to Geopolitics, International Political Economy, Islam in Global Politics, Multilateral Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, Prospects for Global Politics, Strategic China


Books and book chapters

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

  • (2013): Australian National Identity and the Asian Century. The Annual of Language & Politics and Politics of Identity, vol. VII, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague, The Czech Republic.

Other publications

  • (2020): Alisa Muzergues, Alica Kizeková, Gergely Varga, Karolina Zbytniewska, CFSP and its place in foreign policies of the V4 countries, Think Visegrad V4-Think Tank Platform, Policy Paper, 06/2020, 6 pages.
  • (2019): Alica Kizekova, Dániel Varga, Łukasz Ogrodnik, Nikolett Garai, What to expect from the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group 2019/2020?, KKI 4:1, 2019/19, 11/2019.
  • (2019): Péter Goreczky, Alica Kizeková, Jakub Jakóbowski, Peter Brezani, China in Central and Eastern Europe: expectations, threats and opportunities. In search of joined V4 priorities, Long-term policy paper, Think Visegrad V4-Think Tank Platform, 11/2019.
  • (2019): The European Union in Central Asia: Balancing Competing Actors and Opportunities for the V4 Countries, Think Visegrad V4 Think Tank Platform, Policy Paper, Think Visegrad in Brussels 10/2019.
  • (2017): China – Europe Relations: The New Silk Roads. The Culture Mandala, Centre for East – West Cultural & Economic Studies. Working paper, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
  • (2015): Russia and Southeast Asia: Reciprocity in Engagements and Transnational Crime. Russian Analytical Digest No. 169, Center for Security Studies ETH Zurich a IERES George, Washington University, 2015.
  • Kizekova, Alica - Parepa, Laura-Anca (2015): Emerging China-led Regionalism and Soft Balancing. East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会. Beijing, June 2015.
  • (2014): The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Regional Chessboards. Russian Analytical Digest No. 152, Center for Security Studies ETH Zurich a IERES George Washington University.
  • Kizekova, Alica - Ho, Benjamin (2014): The Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the context of Sino-Russian Interactions. Izvestiya Irkutskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta («the Bulletin of Irkutsk State University») (7): 108–115, Irkutsk, Russia, 2014.

Columns, Comments and Selected Media Appearances

Conference Participation (2013-Present)



  • Workshop on China’s "One Belt One Road" Initiative: Five Years On. East Asian Institute (EAI), National University of Singapore (NUS), 2. 11. 2018.

Delivered Conference Papers (2017)

  • Paper: 16+1 and the Czech assesment over FDI.Belt and road initiative: balancing chinese foreign direct investments and national security. Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 1. 12. 2017.
  • “The Sino-Russian Partnership: Resolution of Border Disputes and Strategic Collaboration“, 9th Annual Prague Conference on Asian Studies – Conflicts and Their Reflections in South, Southeast and East Asia, Metropolitan University Prague, the Czech Republic, 3. 11. 2017.
  • Panel Chair: Partnerships with China: Rethinking Cooperation and Conflict. ISA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong University, 15. - 18. 6. 2017.
  • Paper: Sino-Russian Relations: Reluctant Allies?. ISA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong University, 15. - 18. 6. 2017.

Delivered Conference Papers (2016)

  • China and 16+1. Conference on Securing the Belt and Road Initiative: Risk Assessment, Private Security, and Special Insurances along the New Wave of Chinese FDI, Singapore, 28. 10. 2016.
  • 8th International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy”,- Strategy in Foreign Policy. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, 21. 9.  - 22. 9. 2016.
  • China’s Engagements with the 16 Central and Eastern European countries: the case of the Czech Republic. One Belt One Road Connecting Europe and Asia: the New Silk Road economic, logistic and security network, Torino, Italy. 26. 2. 2016.

Delivered Conference Papers (2015)

  • Kizekova, Alica – Parepa, Laura-Anca (2015): Emerging China-led Regionalism and Soft Balancing. 2015 China’s Peripheral (Neighboring) Diplomacy to Build an Asia-Pacific Dream 中国的周边外交-—构建亚太梦, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, 26. 6. 2015.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Seeking Transnational Crime Connections in Southeast Asia. Voices from Outside: Re-Shaping International Relations Theory and Practice in an Era of Global Transformation, ISA-Global South, Singapore, 8-10. 1. 2015.

Delivered Conference Papers (2013-2014)

  • The Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) EU Committee and Preventive Diplomacy in the Asian Context. 6th Annual Prague Conference on Asian Studies – Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? Borders and Borderlands in the Asia Pacific, Metropolitan University Prague, the Czech Republic, 7-8. 11. 2014.
  • Limitations of Institutional Frameworks in Engaging China in Cooperative Security Arrangements in the Asia Pacific. 6th Annual International Conference – Intra-Asian Connections: Interactions, flows, landscapes, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-24. 10. 2014.
  • Networked Regionalism: Shanghai Cooperation Organization and ASEAN. The Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 9-11. 7. 2014.
  • “The SCO as the Zone of Shared Understanding: Recent developments and future prospects. 2014 New Great Power Relations and Reshaping Regional Structures 新型大国关系与重塑地区结构, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China, 5. 7.  2014.
  •  Kizekova, Alica – Ho Tze Ern, Benjamin (2013): The Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Sino-Russian Interactions. Conference Europe and Asia-Pacific countries: Problems of Interaction, European Union Centre in Siberia a Fernand Braudel Center for International and European Studies, ISU, Irkutsk, Russia, 30. 9. -1. 10. 2013.