Jan Daniel, Ph.D.

Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague

phone +420 251 108 363

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September 2017 - present: Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Prague
September 2014 - September 2017: Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Prague
2012 - 2014: Executive editor, Global Politics magazine


2012 - 2017: PhD in International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (thesis: International Peacekeeping and Hybrid Order: UNIFIL II in South Lebanon)
2012: MA in International Relations, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (thesis: Territorial Governance of Armed Non-State Actors)
2010: BA in International Relations and Security Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (thesis: Analysis of Czech Foreign Policy Discourses of Russian Federation)

 Foreign Research Fellowships, Internships

May 2018 - August 2018: affiliated researcher, Orient Institut Beirut
November 2014 - January 2015: research visit, Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
January - June 2014: research visit, Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Freie Universität, Berlin
July -August 2012: study visit,  Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes, Tunis, Tunisia (MSA course)
September - December 2011: Internship in political section, Embassy of Czech Republic in Beirut, Lebanon
August - October 2011: Saifi Institute for Arabic Language, Beirut, Lebanon
February -July 2009: Università di Bologna, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Bologna, Italy (Erasmus study visit)

 Other Professional Activities

Member of ISA: The International Studies Association
Member of BISA: British International Studies Association
Member of EISA: European International Studies Association


English - advanced, active
Italian - active
French - passive
Arabic (MSA/Lebanese dialect) - passive

 Areas of Interest

Politics and security issues in the Middle East and North Africa (focus on Lebanon, Syria, Algeria)
Peacekeeping, peacebuilding and statebuilding (Lebanon, Syria, Sahel and global Countering/Preventing Violent Extremism agenda)
Czech foreign and security policy (policy towards MENA region, Czech security narratives, narratives of hybrid warfare in Central Europe)
Contemporary theories of international relations – international political sociology, anthropological and post-structuralist approaches to the study of international politics


Books and book chapters

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

Other publications

 Columns and Selected Media Appearances








 Academic Confrences

  • International Studies in Central and Eastern Europe: Historiography, Institutions, Theoretical Approaches, and Culture, ISA 2019, Toronto, 29.3.2019.
  • Feeling Russia, Fearing Russia: Understanding the Affective Force of "Hybrid Warfare" Narratives. ISA 2019, Toronto, 29.3.2019.
  • Russia’s Actvites in Europe: Cold War, or Hot Air? ISA 2019, Toronto, 29.3.2019.
  • The EU’s Role in Promoting Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Overcoming Divisions among EU Member States“, SWP Berlin, 6. 2. 2019.
  • Failure to be a (Proper) Security Researcher. EISA Early Career Researchers’ Workshops - On the Importance of Failure: Living and Knowing in the Field, Prague, 11. 9. 2018.
  • Daniel, Jan - Eberle, Jakub (2018): Warriors, Planners, Educators: Expertise and Narratives of Hybrid Warfare in the Czech Republic.12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Prague, 12. - 15. 9. 2018.
  • Encountering Local Difference: UNIFIL and political order in South Lebanon. BRISMES 2018, 25.-28.6.2018.
  • Daniel, Jan - Rychnovská, Dagmar (2017): Securitization Leftovers: ’Securitization leftovers: the politics of re-making a Czech biodefence centre’, 8. 6. 2017. 4th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Cardiff, 7. -10. 6. 2017.
  • Workshop Security in Matter, Memory and Time co-convener with Karl Gustafsson, Maria Mälksoo and Dagmar Rychnovská. 4th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Cardiff, 7. -10. 6. 2017.
  • Daniel, Jan - Rychnovská, Dagmar (2017): Beyond exceptionalism: Critical Security Studies meets Critical Policy Studies, 25. 2. 2017. ISA Baltimore: Understanding Change in World Politics, 22. - 25. 2. 2017.
  • Beyond the Afghan Laboratory: The Circulation of the peacebuilding knowledge and practice, 25. 2. 2017. ISA Baltimore: Understanding Change in World Politics, 22. - 25. 2. 2017.
  • Narrating UNIFIL: Legitimizing the (Interim) Intervention Order and Securing the Mission. ISA Annual Conference, Atlanta, 16. 3. 2016.
  • Securitization leftovers: the politics of re-making a Czech biodefence centre. ISA Annual Conference, Atlanta 18. 3. 2016.
  • Narrating UNIFIL. Pan-European Conference. European International Studies Association, Itálie, 23.-26.9.2015.
  • Byrokratická expertíza v bezpečnostní a zahraniční politice. Kongres České společnosti pro politické vědy, Praha, 9.-11.9.2015.
  • Justifying the (Interim) Intervention Order, Securing the Mission: UNIFIL in Lebanon, konference Narratives of Intervention: Perspectives from North and South, University of Surrey, Guildford, 23.7.2015
  • Hybridity, Security and International Intervention: UNIFIL in Southern Lebanon, BISA Annual Convention, Londýn, 17.6.2015.

 Debates, Seminars, Lectures