Ondrej Rosendorf is a researcher working on the ‘Arms Control and Emerging Technologies’ project with a particular focus on lethal autonomous weapon systems. He received his PhD in International Relations from Charles University in March 2024 and also works as a researcher at the Peace Research Center Prague and the Experimental Lab for International Security Studies. During his studies, he stayed at the University of Copenhagen and the Australian National University. Ondrej has also completed internships in various governmental organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and NATO. 

Research Profile | Current Projects

In his research, Ondrej focuses on public and elite attitudes towards the use of military force, arms control, disarmament, and the diffusion of military innovations. Empirically, Ondrej is primarily interested in emerging technologies, such as uninhabited and autonomous weapon systems, and the causes and consequences of their proliferation. His research relies on quantitative methods, including survey experiments and inferential statistics.

Selected Publications

  • Smetana, Michal, Marek Vranka, Ondřej Rosendorf. 2023.
    The “Commitment Trap” Revisited: Experimental Evidence on Ambiguous Nuclear Threats.
    Journal of Experimental Political Science DOI: 10.1017/XPS.2023.8.
  • Smetana, Michal, Marek Vranka, Ondřej Rosendorf. 2022.
    The Lesser Evil? Experimental Evidence on the Strength of Nuclear and Chemical Weapon “Taboos”.
    Conflict Management and Peace Science 40 (1): 3-21. DOI: 10.1177/07388942221124515.
  • Rosendorf, Ondřej, Michal Smetana, Marek Vranka. 2022.
    Autonomous Weapons and Ethical Judgments: Experimental Evidence on Attitudes Toward the Military Use of “Killer Robots”.
    Peace and Conflict 28 (2): 177-183. DOI: 10.1037/pac0000601.
  • Rosendorf, Ondřej, Michal Smetana, Marek Vranka. 2021.
    Disarming Arguments: Public Opinion and Nuclear Abolition.
    Survival 63 (6): 183-200. DOI: 10.1080/00396338.2021.2006454.
  • Rosendorf, Ondřej. 2021.
    Predictors of Support for a Ban on Killer Robots: Preventive Arms Control as an Anticipatory Response to Military Innovation.
    Contemporary Security Policy 42 (1): 30-52. DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2020.1845935.