Lucia Najšlová, Ph.D.

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Lucia Najšlová, PhD, is a Lecturer in European Politics at CERGE-EI and Associate Fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague. Her current research focuses on transnational solidarities in Europe, including politics of belonging, migration, historical consciousness and feminist theory. Lucia has an extensive track record in policy oriented research on various aspects of European integration and EU foreign policy and a practitioner experience in journalism, government advisory and running a non-profit webzine published by an independent NGO.

Conferences, Seminars, Public Lectures

  • Central Europe and EU Migration Policy. Guest Lecture for University of Washington students, Prague, November 4, 2017.
  • Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis‘ and EU-Turkey Refugee Deal. Guest Lecture, PhD Seminar, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, November 1, 2017.
  • Trust and Belonging in EU-Turkey Relations. Invited Presentation of a Work in Progress at Research Seminar, Stockholm University Institute of Turkish Studies, 4. May, 2017.
  • Central Europe’s Flexible Approach to Rights and Obligations of EU Membership (Solidarity Crisis). Public Talk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 24. January, 2017.
  • Trust and Solidarity in Turkey-EU 2016 ‘Refugee Deal’. Speech at a conference ‘Refugee Trajectories in the EU in the Context of Recent Developments in Turkey’, Central European University in Budapest, September 28, 2016.
  • Beyond Occidentalism: Uses of ‚the West‘, ‚Europe‘ and the EU in Political Mobilization in Turkey. Lecture at Summer School organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Centre Francais de recherche en sciences sociales, June 27, 2016, Prague
  • Beyond Occidentalism: The Politics of Belonging in EU-Turkey Relations. Centre Francais de recherche en sciences sociales and FSV Research Seminar ‘Between Disciplines and Areas’, October 22, 2015.

Teaching Experience

Charles University and CERGE-EI
Courses taught: Human Journeys: Migration as an Adventure and as a Must; Democracy Promotion: History, Theories, Practice; The EU in its Southeastern Neighborhood: Politics of Expectations; European Integration

Publications and Conference Papers (selected recent)

  • Najšlová, Lucia (2017) Do We Really Know How? The EU in International Refugee Regime and Consequences for Local Peace. Paper presented at Peacebuilding Annual Conference, University of Manchester, September 11, 2017, Manchester
  • Najšlová, Lucia – Balcer, Adam – Murray, Rebecca – Végh, Zsuzsanna (2016): Should We Upgrade the V4-Turkey Dialogue? EU Frontiers Policy Paper, No. 13, Budapest: Central European University, ISSN 2498-7867 (online).
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2015). The Czech Republic: Many Allies, One Friend. In: Behr, T. – Tiilikainen, T. (eds): Northern Europe and the Making of the EU’s Mediterranean and Middle East Policies: Normative Leaders or Passive Bystanders? Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2014): The EU and the US in the Politics of Global Climate Change Governance: Avoiding the Crucial Questions. Transworld Working Papers, No. 44, ISSN 2281-5252 (online).
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2014): Democracy as a Commodity: Workers, Owners and Donors in Central Europe’s Trade with Its Post-89 ‘Transition Experience’. Paper presented in September 2014 at ECPR annual convention in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2014): Czech and EU policy in Ukraine in 2013. In: Kořan, Michal (ed.): Czech Foreign Policy in 2013: Analysis. Prague: Institute of Interantional Relations.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2013): Foreign Democracy Assistance in Czech and Slovak Transitions: What Lessons for the Arab World? Madrid: FRIDE. ISSN: 2172-5829 (Print)
  • Najšlová, Lucia – Weiss, Tomáš (2012): Who is Afraid of the Cyprus EU Presidency? Working Paper. Prague: EUROPEUM.
  • Najšlová, Lucia – Richterová, D. (2012): Drowning in the Mediterranean, Clutching to a Straw? The EU’s Policies on Turkey and Israel. Working paper. Prague: EUROPEUM.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2012): Turkey’s and EU’s External Governance in Northern Cyprus. Paper presented at the conference Good Governance in Europe and Its Neighborhood convened by the Peace Research Institute Oslo, October 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2012): Cooperation and Competition in Turkey’s and EU’s neighborhood policies. Paper presented at conference Security, Democracy and Development in the Southern Caucasus and the Black Sea Region, convened by Kadir Has university, October 2012,  Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2011): Slovakia in the East: Pragmatic Follower, Occasional Leader. Perspectives, 19(2): 101-122.
  • Najšlová, Lucia. – Baskin, G. (2011): What Next in Turkish-Israeli Relations? Papers IEMED-Euromesco, ISSN 1988-7981, Barcelona: European Institute of the Mediterranean.
  • Najšlová, Lucia (2010): The EU in the wider Black Sea region: clumsy but attractive? In: Henderson, K. A Weaver, C. (eds.) The Black Sea Region and EU Policy: The Challenge of Divergent Agendas. Aldershot: Ashgate.