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Irena Kalhousová, Ph.D.
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Irena Kalhousová is the Head of The Herzl Center for Israeli Studies at Charles University. Before joining the faculty, Irena was an analyst at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya in Israel, a chief analyst at the Prague Security Studies Institute, and the Head of the Middle-Eastern programme at the Association for International Affairs in Prague. Since 2008, she is an analyst and a member of the programme committee at the Foundation Forum2000.


 


Irena specializes in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in relations between Central European countries and Israel. In her PhD thesis, she looked at relations between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Israel. Using IR theory which builds on the historical analysis, theories of nationalism, and politics of memory, she analysed historical roots of foreign policies of the three Central European countries towards Israel.


 


Irena is the author of articles and book chapters focused mostly on security and foreign policy in the Middle East and Central Europe. She also wrote expert analysis for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. She regularly appears as an expert on the Middle East and foreign policy of Central Europe in Czech and international media.   


 


Education:


2019 Ph.D. at the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations 


2007 M.Phil. at University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, in European Studies


2005 B.A. at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, in Political Science


 


Research Fellowships:


2018 European University Institute, Florence, Visiting Student


2014 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, Masaryk Distinguished Chair


 


Academic Positions:


2019-now Charles University, Head of HCIS, Assistant Professor


2016-8 London School of Economics, Graduate Teaching Assistant


2007-12 Anglo-American University, Lecturer


 


Research Grants:


2018 Nortia Scholarship, EU


2017 The Sir Patrick Gillam Scholarship Fund, LSE, UK


2016 Santander Travel Grant, LSE, UK


2015 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, USA




Institute of Political Studies, Department of International Relations

mail: irena.kalhousova@fsv.cuni.cz

room: 2082

Office hours: wednesday 17-18

https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97005080662

Courses taught in the academic year 2019-20:

Israel: Politics and Society (winter term)

The Foreign Policy of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia Towards Israel (spring term)








Irena Kalhousová, Ph.D.




Irena Kalhousová is the Head of The Herzl Center for Israeli Studies at Charles University. Before joining the faculty, Irena was an analyst at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya in Israel, a chief analyst at the Prague Security Studies Institute, and the Head of the Middle-Eastern programme at the Association for International Affairs in Prague. Since 2008, she is an analyst and a member of the programme committee at the Foundation Forum2000.


 


Irena specializes in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in relations between Central European countries and Israel. In her PhD thesis, she looked at relations between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Israel. Using IR theory which builds on the historical analysis, theories of nationalism, and politics of memory, she analysed historical roots of foreign policies of the three Central European countries towards Israel.


 


Irena is the author of articles and book chapters focused mostly on security and foreign policy in the Middle East and Central Europe. She also wrote expert analysis for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. She regularly appears as an expert on the Middle East and foreign policy of Central Europe in Czech and international media.   


 


Education:


2019 Ph.D. at the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations 


2007 M.Phil. at University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, in European Studies


2005 B.A. at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, in Political Science


 


Research Fellowships:


2018 European University Institute, Florence, Visiting Student


2014 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, Masaryk Distinguished Chair


 


Academic Positions:


2019-now Charles University, Head of HCIS, Assistant Professor


2016-8 London School of Economics, Graduate Teaching Assistant


2007-12 Anglo-American University, Lecturer


 


Research Grants:


2018 Nortia Scholarship, EU


2017 The Sir Patrick Gillam Scholarship Fund, LSE, UK


2016 Santander Travel Grant, LSE, UK


2015 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, USA




Institute of Political Studies, Department of International Relations

mail: irena.kalhousova@fsv.cuni.cz

room: 2082

Office hours: wednesday 17-18

https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97005080662

Courses taught in the academic year 2019-20:

Israel: Politics and Society (winter term)

The Foreign Policy of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia Towards Israel (spring term)