Ivana Karásková is a China Research Fellow and a Project Coordinator at the Association for International Affairs (AMO).
She founded AMO Lectures for Young Asia Scholars (ALYAS) and designed and has been coordinating projects MapInfluenCE, mapping China’s influence in Central Europe, and China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE), a collaborative international platform bringing together China experts from 17 CEE countries.
Ivana focuses on conceptualization of influence, Chinese foreign and security policies, China’s presence in Central and Eastern Europe and China’s position in international global order.
She holds a PhD in International Relations from Charles University, and other university degrees in Journalism and Media Studies and European Studies and International Relations. Since 2014, she has been a lecturer in China’s geopolitics, EU-China relations and security in Northeast Asia at Charles University. Ivana completed research and study stays in China (Fudan University, East China Normal University) and Taiwan (Tamkang University, Chengchi University). In 2009-2010 she was a Fulbright scholar at Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University in New York. Ivana is an alumna of the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on Investment Screening Mechanism, a Czech member of China expert pool at the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) in Helsinki and a European China Policy Fellow at MERICS in Berlin.
Ivana presented her research to Members of European Parliament and US Congress, and was quoted in Al Jazeera, Financial Times (UK), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (DE), Deutsche Welle (DE), Foreign Policy (US), Le Monde (FR), Radio Free Europe, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (DE), Le Temps (FR), China Digital Times (US), Sydney Morning Herald (AUS), etc. Her research findings appeared in The New York Times, US-China Economic and Security Commission’s 2018 Annual Report, Reporters without Boarders’ report on vulnerability of media, US Congress hearings, etc.