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Dr. Tereza Novotna

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Freie Universität Berlin

Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science

Center for European Integration - Jean Monnet Chair

Project Director

Dr Tereza Novotná is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the Center for European Integration at Free University Berlin where she works on her two-year “EUSKOR” research project (Horizon 2020 grant agreement No 797977) about the EU’s foreign policy towards North Korea crisis and in North East Asia. She is also a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the EUROPEUM, a Prague-based think-tank and collaborates with the Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles where she held two post-doctoral positions from 2012 to 2017. In 2017-2018, Tereza was a Korea Foundation Visiting Professor at the EU Center at Seoul National University and a Fudan Fellow at Fudan University in Shanghai. Although her current work focuses primarily on EU foreign policy in NE Asia and on the Korean peninsula, her broader research interests include EU enlargement, democratization and integration processes (in Europe and elsewhere), transatlantic relations and trade, and the politics of Central and Eastern Europe.

Tereza received her Ph.D. in Politics and European Studies from Boston University in 2012 and other degrees from Charles University Prague. Before completing her doctorate, she has held various visiting fellowships at SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC, Harvard’s Center for European Studies, University of Birmingham, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Brussels, DGAP Berlin (supported by a DAAD grant), IWM in Vienna and the Max-Planck in Cologne. Tereza is the author of the monograph How Germany Unified and the EU Enlarged: Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and a co-editor of The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: TTIP in a Globalized World (Ashgate, 2015). Her other research has been published in, among others, Journal of Common Market Studies, Studia Diplomatica, German Politics and Society, West European Politics, and Journal for Contemporary European Research as well as numerous policy and media outlets, including The Diplomat, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Washington Post, EurActiv, EU Observer, The Conversation and by theFEPS, ISPI Milan, LSE IDEAS, Lidové noviny and others. She has also practical experience from working for the European Commission/EEAS, the EU Delegation in Washington, DC and the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU.

Areas of expertise: EU foreign policy, North and South Korea and NE Asia; EU institutions, European External Action Service and EU Delegations; transatlantic relations and trade; politics of Central Europe.