Ivana Karásková is a China Fellow at Association for International Affairs (AMO), a Prague-based think tank, where she founded and has been coordinating international projects MapInfluenCE and China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE). She is also a Lecturer and Researcher at Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, where she focuses on conceptualization of influence and societal resilience.
Ivana holds Ph.D. in International Relations and other university degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication, European Studies and International Relations. She completed research and study stays in China, Taiwan and United States (Fulbright scholar at Columbia University, New York). She is a member of China expert pool at the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) in Helsinki. From September 2020 to October 2021, she was a European China Policy Fellow at MERICS in Berlin.
Ivana frequently comments for international media, including Al Jazeera, Financial Times, Deutsche Welle, etc. Her research findings appeared in e.g. The New York Times, US-China Economic and Security Commission’s Annual Report, Reporters without Boarders’ report, etc.