Jan Hornát | Summer University
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PhDr. Jan Hornát, Ph.D.

Jan Hornát is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of North American Studies of the Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague. He holds a Master’s degree from Charles University in American studies and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Area Studies, focusing on the comparison of the approaches of the EU and the US toward democracy promotion. Jan is also an Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, an independent think-tank originally founded by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the faculty at Charles University, Jan served as Head of Unit at the Department of European Programmes at the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic and as Project coordinator at the Forum 2000 Foundation. He is a member of the Prague Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community.


Hornát J., Kýrová L., Mertová V., Rezková A., Divišová K., El-Ahmadieh J., Fiřtová M., Jáč M., Kozák K., Král Z., & Pondělíček J. (2020). America First: Příčiny a kontext volebního vítězství Donalda Trumpa. Karolinum.
Hornát J. (2019). Transatlantic Democracy Assistance : Promoting Different Models of Democracy. Routledge.
Hornát J., & Kindl L. (2018). Global competition or convergence? : ideological and economic interactions of a rising China and the U.S.. Charles University, Karolinum Press.
Fiřtová M., Hornát J., Sehnálková J., Dujčíková K., Kozák K., Divišová K., Lepš J., Šrámek P., Schulzová H., Christensen S., Fojtek V., Bečka J., & Zukerstein J. (2017). Prezidentství Baracka Obamy: naplněné vize?. Univerzita Karlova, nakladatelství Karolinum.
Anděl P., Čapinská B., Fiřtová M., Hornát J., Krumpholcová V., Kucer M., Rezek T., Sehnálková J., Schulzová H., & Voborníková P. (2013). Spojené státy v úpadku? Vybrané problémy veřejné politiky v severoamerickém kontextu. Dokořán.

Chapters in monographs
Hornát J. (2021). The role of the QUAD in the Biden administration's prospective Indo-Pacific strategy. The Indo-Pacific in the Post-Trump Era: Expectations and Challenges (pp. 41-56).
Hornát J. (2021). The Complicated Relationship Between Liberalism and Democracy. From Alpha Century to Viral World: The Raisina Young Fellows Speak (pp. 80-86).
Hornát J. (2014). Democracy Promotion: Competing Perspectives with Grave Consequences. The United States as a Divided Nation : Past and Present (pp. 287-306).

Hornát J., Csicsmann L., & Starzyk-Sulejewska J. (2023). The Political Elite's Thematic Framing of China in Recent Central European Elections. Issues and Studies, 59(1), 1-35. UT-WOS link 
Hornát J. (2023). Hegemonic stability in the Indo-Pacific: US-India relations and induced balancing. International Relations, 37(2), 324-347. UT-WOS link 
Hornát J. (2019). Democratization through education? Theory and practice of the Czech post-revolution education system and its reforms. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 52(3), 271-281. UT-WOS link 
Hornát J. (2016). Closing the closing space: sustaining democracy promotion in European foreign policy. Global Affairs, 2(3), 273-285.
Hornát J. (2015). US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion: From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama. Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Studia Territorialia, 15(1-2), 91-96.
Hornát J. (2012). Is Beijing a Responsible Stakeholder? A Critical Assessment of China’s Role in the International System of the 21st Century according to the United States. Archiv Orientální, 80(3), 435-473.

2016 – ongoing: GAUK (Grant Agency of Charles University) – The EU and US approaches to democracy promotion: normative tenets and their implications for policy-formulation. Grant recipient.

Introduction to Area Studies
Major Issues in Contemporary Public Debates in the U.S.
Maritime security: Geopolitics of the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Promoting democracy abroad: the US and the EU in third countries
The US and international and regional organizations
The West and the Third World: From Colonialism to Development Support
Transatlantic dialogues: Current issues in US-EU relations