Vendulka Kubálková, Ph.D., JUDr


(University of Lancaster, England, Charles University, Prague)


Vendulka Kubálková, Professor of International Studies, Assistant Provost for University-wide International Studies is the Director of the M.A. program in International Administration (MAIA) - an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). She received her JUDr, doctorate in International Law (by dissertation) from Charles University, Czechoslovakia and her Ph.D. in International Politics from Lancaster University, England. She directs a semester program at Charles University, Prague, as well as other under graduate and graduate courses in Russia, Argentina, Africa, China and India (2010, which can be found on the UGlobe site. Her research and teaching interests include theory of International Relations, post-Soviet studies and Religion and Culture in World Affairs in addition to pedagogy and the use of IT in professional education on International and Global Studies. She has held appointments in England, New Zealand, and Australia as well, as Senior Fulbright Professor at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley.

She is the past President of International Studies Association South, Vice President of the Religion and Politics Committee 43 of IPSA/AIPSA and co-editor of its e-newsletter.  She is trustee of the Social Science Research Foundation Board of the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver at Colorado.


Professor Kubálková is the lead co-author/co-editor, author and editor of many books, and her articles have appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes. She co-authored (with A.A. Cruickshank) Marxism-Leninism and Theory of International Relations (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London and Boston, 1980), International Inequality (Croom Helm, London, 1981), Marxism and International Relations (Oxford University Press, 1985 in a revised as Oxford Paperback, Oxford University Press, 1989), Thinking New about Soviet "New Thinking" (Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1989); she co-edited (with Onuf, N. G., Kowert P. eds),International Relations in a Constructed World (Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe. April 1998, translated into Spanish and into Chinese). She editedForeign Policy in a Constructed World, (Armonk, New York: M.E.Sharpe. 2001). Among her recent articles are “Towards an International Political Theology “, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2000 published also in a book Fabio Petito and Pavlos Hatzopoulos eds. Religion in International Relations: A Return from Exile; (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); The Tale of Two Constructivisms at the end of the Cold War, published also as Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO). She published “International Political Theology” in the Brown Journal of World Affairs in 2006. With Onuf, she co-edits a series named “International Relations in a Constructed World” published by M.E. Sharpe which to date includes ten volumes. She is currently working on a volume, Teaching Religion and International Relations in a Constructed World to be published in 2010. Her most recent articles are “The ‘take off’ of the Czech IR discipline”, Journal of International Relations and Development, 12, 2009 and “Teaching Religion and IR” , Perspectives, Review of International Affairs, 2009 forthcoming


Her recent courses include World Affairs, World Cultures and Religions, International Organizations: Global Governance and International Administration: Global civil society can be found at