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U.S. Ambassador Norman L. Eisen Debates Energy Security at Charles University

18.03.2011

PSSI, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, organized a debate on energy and energy security with the new U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norman L. Eisen.

On March 15, 2011, Mr. Eisen came to the Faculty of Social Scineces to speak to an audience of over 80 students, young professionals from business, government and academia, NGO representatives and journalists. The U.S. Ambassador spoke about global energy and energy-security challenges and the ways in which they can be dealt with. With respect to U.S. and EU energy security, Mr. Eisen highlighted three key principles: Europe’s energy security is in the interest of the United States and vice versa, diversity of supply is of great importance and market-generated solutions are usually the best. He outlined the transition to clean fuels and to a sustainable energy future, which is very high on President Obama’s agenda. According to Mr. Eisen, nuclear energy could become one of the key components in this transition, having zero CO2 emissions and being one of the safest. He believes that there is great potential for Czech-American cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, since both nations have profound expertise and a developed industrial base in this sector. Mr. Eisen considers calls for halting the nuclear renaissance in the face of the recent disaster in Japan premature and unjustified.

PSSI launches a project on identification of instruments for the protection of the Czech Republic from the non-standard economic behavior of the Russian Federation

24.05.2017

The use of economic and financial instruments to achieve political goals is an important element of the foreign, defense and development policies of each state. The way in which this power is exercised externally or how it treats foreign investors, almost ... more »

PSSI Contributes to 2017 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

03.05.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 14th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 2-3, 2017. The Space Security Index, a report seeking to assess ... more »

A third PSSI's roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Warsaw

28.04.2017

PSSI, Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia and Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych co-organized a third closed-door roundtable, in Warsaw, that presented the progress made in two ongoing projects – “The ... more »

RMSSP students met with George Firth, a security expert and a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment

26.04.2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, RMSSP students met with George Firth, a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment. Mr. Firth has an extensive military and counterterrorism portfolio and delivered a lecture on Hostile Environment Awareness Training ... more »

Call for Applications: NATO Summer School 2017

12.04.2017

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 13th Annual PSSI Summer School, in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“ July 9-15, 2017 (Měřín, ... more »

PSSI held a second roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Budapest

06.04.2017

On April 5, PSSI and CEID co-organized a closed-door roundtable that presented preliminary findings from two ongoing projects – “The Development of Economic Relations Between V4 and Russia: Before and After Ukraine” and “Raising ... more »