PhDr. Ondřej Ditrych, MPhil. (Cantab.) Ph.D.

Director, Institute of International Relations Prague


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Employment

  • 2018-present: Director, Institute of International Relations
  • 2009-2016: Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations
  • 2013-2014: Analyst, NATO SHAPE
  • 2013-present: Academic Fellow, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (2014-2016: Coordinator, D.CENT Karl Deutsch Centre for International Political and Social Research)
  • 2013: Associate Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies
  • 2007-2008: Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard University (Fulbright Scholarship)
  • 2006-2007: Researcher, Institute of International Relations (Transnational Terrorism, Security and the Rule of Law project)

Education

  • 2006-2011: Ph.D. International Relations, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (thesis: A Genealogy of Terrorism in States’ Discourse)
  • 2008-2009: MPhil. International Relations, University of Cambridge
  • 2004-2006: PhDr. Political Science summa cum laude, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 2001-2004: Bc. Political Science and International Relations summa cum laude, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Foreign Research Fellowships

  • 2012-2013: CERI Centre de recherches internationales (CNRS), Sciences Po Paris, visiting scholar
  • 2011: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), FG EU-Außenbeziehungen, visiting researcher
  • 2007: Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, internship
  • 2005: Silk Road Studies Program, Uppsala universitet, internship

Languages

Czech
English
French
Russian

Professional Membership

International Studies Association (ISA)
European Internaitonal Studies Association (EISA)
Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA)

Areas of Interest

Terrorism and Revolutionary Violence in Global Politics
NATO and European Security
Ethnopolitical conflicts in the Postsoviet Space
Global Trends and their Forecasting

Institutional Responsibilities

  • 2018 -  present: Member, Scientific Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • 2018 - present: Member, Social Sciences Expert Panel, Research, Development and Innovation Council, Government of the Czech Republic
  • 2017 - present: Member, General Board of the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2016 - present: Member, Academic Senate of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (2017-2018: Chairman, Economic Committee)
  • 2016 - 2017: Member, Verification and Evaluation Panel 3SVHb Social Sciences, Research, Development and Innovation Council, Government of the Czech Republic
  • 2013 - 2016: Member, General Board of the Institute of International Relations

Publications (selected)

 Books

  • Nik Hynek, Ondrej Ditrych a Vít Střítecký, eds. 2018. Regulating Global Security: Insights from Conventional and Unconventional Regimes. London: Palgrave.
  • Tracing the Discourses of Terrorism: Genealogy, Identity and State. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 (reviews here and here).

 Chapters

  • “Zahraniční bojovníci v řadách ISIS [Foreign Fighters for the Islamic State].” Islámský stát: Blízký východ na konci časů [The Islamic State: The Middle East at the End of Times]. Eds. Ondřej Beránek and Bronislav Ostřanský. Praha. Academia, 2016.
  • “Western Responses to Terrorism in the 1970s.” Arguing Counterterrorism: New Perspectives. Ed. Daniela Pisoiu. London: Routledge, 2014.
  • “Evropa a Amerika: Impéria v rozpacích [Europe and the U.S.: Hesitant Empires].” Arabské revoluce: Demokratické výzvy, politický islám a geopolitické dopady [The Arab Revolutions: Democratic Challenges, Political Islam and Geopolitical Impacts]. Ed. Ondřej Beránek. Praha: Academia, 2013.
  • “The Czech Republic and the WikiLeaks Cables.” The WikiLeaks Cables and their Impact on the Visegrad Countries and the Baltic States. Ed. András Rácz. Budapest: HIIA, 2013.
  • “Bezpečnostní situace na jižním Kavkaze [The Current Security Situation in the South Caucasus]." Jižní Kavkaz v bezpečnostní perspektivě [The South Caucasus: A Security Perspective]. Ed. Michal Romancov. Praha: MUP, 2013.
  • "The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: No Revolutions." Panorama. Eds. Marian Majer, Robert Ondrejcsák, Vladimir Tarasovic. Bratislava: CENAA, 2012.
  • "Afghanistan Now: A Study of the Microcosmos of Global Disorder." Europe, the Middle East, and the Global War on Terror. Ed. Ondřej Beránek. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012.
  • "The United States in Czech Foreign Policy." Czech Foreign Policy (2007-2009). Ed. Michal Kořan. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2010.
  • "Česká republika v boji proti klimatickým změnám [The Czech Republic in Climate Change Negotiations]." Hledání českých zájmů: Vnitřní rozmanitost a vnější akceschopnost [Searching for Czech Interests: Internal Diversity and External Action]. Eds. Vladimír Handl and Petr Drulák. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2010.
  • "Hizb-at-Tahrír: Islamismus v eurasijském heartlandu [Hizb-ut-Tahrir: Islamism in Eurasian Heartland]." Emil Souleimanov (ed.). Politický islám [Political Islam]. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2007.
  • Ondrej Ditrych and Emil Souleimanov. "Etnopolitické konflikty v Gruzii na proměňující se geopolitické mapě jižního Kavkazu [Ethnopolitical Conflicts in Georgia on the background of the Transforming Geopolitical Map of the South Caucasus]." Panorama. Bratislava: CENAA, 2007.
  • "Americký boj proti terorismu a Saudská Arábie: Mezi idealismem a realpolitikou [United States’ War against Terrorism and Saudi Arabia: Between Idealism and Realpolitik]." Emil Souleimanov (ed.). Terorismus [Terrorism]. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2006 (second edition by Sociologické nakladatelství, 2010).

Chapters on Czech foreign policy toward the U.S., United Kingdom and Western European States and the security dimension of Czech security policy in the annual collected analyses of Czech foreign policy published by the Institute of International Relations Prague (2007-2016)

 Academic Articles

  • “Georgia’s Frost: Ethnopolitical Conflict as Assemblage.” Asia-Europe Journal (forthcoming).
  • “Sanchéz-Avilés, Constanza and Ondrej Ditrych. The Global Drug Prohibition Regime: Prospects for Stability and Change in an Increasingly Less Prohibitionist World.“ International Politics, Vol. 55 (2018), No. 3, pp. 463-481.“The Harm in Harmel: NATO Needs New Containment.” New Perspectives, Vol. 2 (2016), No. 2.
  • “Forget Hobbes.” International Politics, Vol. 53 (2016), No. 3, pp. 285-302.
  • Michal Smetana and Ondrej Ditrych. “The More the Merrier: Time for a Multilateral Turn in Nuclear Disarmament.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 71, No. 3 (2015), pp. 30-37.
  • “Bracing for Cold Peace: U.S.-Russia Relations after Ukraine.” International Spectator, Vol. 49 (2014), No. 4, pp. 76-96.
  • “Security Community: A Future for a Troubled Concept.” International Relations, Vol. 28 (2014), No. 3, pp. 350-366.
  • Ondrej Ditrych, Vladimír Handl, Nik Hynek a Vít Střítecký. Understanding Havel? Communist and Postcommunist Studies, Vol. 46 (2013), No. 3, pp. 407-417.
  • "From Discourse to Dispositif: States and Terrorism between Marseille and the 9/11.” Security Dialogue. Vol. 44 (2013), No. 3, pp. 223-240.
  • “ ’International Terrorism’ as Conspiracy: Debating Terrorism in the League of Nations." Historical Social Research, Vol. 38 (2013), No. 1, pp. 200-210.
  • "Scénáristika jako metoda v mezinárodních vztazích [Scenario Building as a Method in IR]." Mezinárodní vztahy, Vol. 47 (2012), No. 4, pp. 93-107.
  • “’International Terrorism’ in the League of Nations and the Contemporary Terrorism Dispositif.” Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 6 (2012), No. 2, pp. 225-240.
  • Ondrej Ditrych and Vít Střítecký. "Konfliktregulierung in Georgien: Chance und Verpflichtung für die EU." Osteuropa, No. 2 (2012).
  • Nik Hynek and Ondrej Ditrych. "Ostmitteleuropa in der NATO: Das neue strategische Konzept, die Raketenabwehr und der Krieg in Afghanistan." Osteuropa, No. 2 (2012).
  • "Georgia: A State of Flux." Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 13 (2010), No. 1, pp. 13-25.
  • Emil Souleimanov and Ondrej Ditrych. "The Internationalisation of the Russian-Chechen Conflict: Myths and Reality." Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 60 (2008), No. 7, pp. 1199-1222.
  • "Identities, Interests and the Resolution of the Abkhaz Conflict." Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (2009), No. 3, pp. 1-12.
  • Emil Souleimanov and Ondrej Ditrych. "Iran and Azerbaijan: A Contested Neighborhood." Middle East Policy, Vol. 14 (2007), No. 2, pp. 101-116.
  • Emil Souleimanov and Ondrej Ditrych. "Czech Reflections on the Chechen Conflict: From Morality to Mainstream?" Problems of Postcommunism, Vol. 54 (2007), No. 3, pp. 18-28.
  • "Náhorní Karabach a řešení konfliktu podle realistické tradice" [Nagorno-Karabakh and the Conflict Resolution according to Realist Tradition of IR]. Mezinárodní vztahy, Vol. 41 (2006), No. 4, pp. 27-47.
  • "Islamismus jako hlas opozice v arabském světě a postsovětských středosasijských republikách" [Islamism as the Voice of Opposition in the Arab World and the Post-Soviet Republics of Central Asia]. Mezinárodní vztahy, Vol. 40 (2005), No. 3, pp. 81-94.

 Policy Research

  • What Role for the Czech Republic in EU Military Missions? Prague: Europeum. June 2018.
  • Ondrej Ditrych et al. Scénáře vývoje mezinárodního bezpečnostního prostředí: 2017 [International Security Environment: Scenarios (2017)]. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2016.
  • Ondrej Ditrych et al. Scénáře vývoje mezinárodního bezpečnostního prostředí: 2016 [International Security Environment: Scenarios (2016)]. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2015.
  • Riccardo Alcaro and Ondrej Ditrych. Transatlantic Relations and Security Governance. TRANSWORLD Working Paper No. 41.
  • Ondrej Ditrych et al. Scénáře vývoje mezinárodního bezpečnostního prostředí: 2020 [International Security Environment: Scenarios: 2020]. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2014.
  • Karabakh’s Twenty Years Crisis: The EU Should Do More. Policy Paper. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2014.
  • To Catch a Fogle. Policy Paper. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2013.
  • The Georgian Succession. Brief No. 26. Paris: EUISS, 2013.
  • The Tymoshenko Case. Alert No. 8. Paris: EUISS, 2013.
  • Good Cop or Bad Cop? Sanctioning Belarus. Brief No. 14. Paris: EUISS, 2013.
  • Ondrej Ditrych et al. World Politics Scenarios: 2012-2013. Praha: Institute of International Relations, 2012.
  • More Europe, More Security: How the Czech Republic Should Respond to the U.S. Strategic Shift. Praha: EUROPEUM: 2012.
  • EU Security Policy in the South Caucasus: The Need to Move from Hydra to Hercules. FG2 Working Paper No. 5. Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, 2011.
  • Hynek, Nik, Vit Stritecky and Ondrej Ditrych. 2011. Missile Defence in Europe: Strategic, Political and Industrial Implications. A Policy Study for Security and Defence Committee, European Parliament (EP/EXPO/B/AFET/FWC/2009-01/LOT6/08).

Research Projects

  • 2018- : Hybrid Revolutionary Actors in Global Politics (HYDRA), recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, role: principal investigator
  • 2018- : VITRI Violence, Trauma and Justice, UNCE, příjemce: Fakulta sociálních věd UK, recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, role: senior researcher
  • 2018- : Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Planetary Defence against Asteroids, TAČR (ÉTA), recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, role: principal investigator, role: team member
  • 2017- : Facing the Pressures of Internationalization and Securitisation: Changing Security Policy of Small States and (Regional) Powers, GAČR, recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, role: team member
  • 2013-2016: Global Prohibition Regimes: Theoretical Refinement and Empirical Analysis, GAČR, recipient: Institute of International Relations, role: principal investigator
  • 2014-2016: Scenario-Building: International Security Environment, TAČR (BETA), recipient: Institute of International Relations, role: principal investigator
  • 2014-2015 Czech Foreign Policy and the ‘Post-Western’ Global Order, GAČR, recipient: Institute of International Relations, role: team member
  • 2013-2014 TRANSWORLD, FP7, recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (consortium member), role: team member
  • 2013-2014 A Complex Strategy for the MENA Region, TAČR (BETA), recipient: Institute of International Relations, role: team member
  • 2009: Terrorism in International Discourse, GAUK, recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, role: principal investigator
  • 2007-2011: Czech Interests in the EU, National Education Programme (NPV2), recipient: Institute of International Relations, role: team member
  • 2006-2007 Transnational Terrorism, Security, and the Rule of Law (TTSRL), FP6, recipient: Institute of International Relations (consortium member), role: team member
  • 2006-2007 Economy Theory of Political Markets, GAČR, recipient: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, role: team member

Awards

  • 2008 – 2009: European Trust scholarship, Cambridge
  • 2007 – 2008: Fulbright scholarship
  • 2006: Bolzanova cena [Bolzano Price] for the best thesis submitted in the field of political science




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