Ondrej Rosendorf is a Visiting Research Fellow working on the ‘Arms Control and Emerging Technologies’ project with a particular focus on lethal autonomous weapon systems. Ondrej is currently enrolled in the doctoral International Relations programme at the Charles University in Prague, where he also works as a researcher in 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. He interned in various organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and NATO.

Research Profile | Current Projects

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

Selected Publications

  • 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 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.