PSSI’s Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., assumes the position of Acting Executive Director of PSSI


Recently, PSSI’s Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., assumed the position of Acting Executive Director of the Institute. Like our late Co-Founder and Executive Director, Olda Černý, Mr. Robinson comes to this post with a background as a senior security policy practitioner. He served as Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan (1982-1985) as well as the Executive Secretary of the Senior Interdepartmental Group – International Economic Policy, a Cabinet-level body that reported to the President through the National Security Advisor.

President Reagan described Mr. Robinson’s role with respect to our region of the world as “the architect of a more security-minded, coherent East-West economic policy“ for his work in crafting the economic and finacial dimension of the covert US strategy to hasten the demise of the former Soviet Union. He went on to serve as Chairman of the Congressionally-mandated US-China Economic and Security Review Commission for the bulk of his five years at the Commission (2001-2006). Prior to his government service, Mr. Robinson was a Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank with responsibilities for Central and Eastern Europe, the USSR and Yugoslavia. He served as a staff assistant to former Chase Chairman, David Rockfefeller, and on assignment for the bank in Tokyo.

He and Olda were public policy partners for some sixteen years, ten of those as Co-Founders of PSSI. Mr. Robinson was intimately involved in virtually all PSSI decision-making during this period. Despite our present sadness, we at PSSI remain committed to carrying forward our mission of equipping future generations of Czechs, and citizens of other post-communist states, with the skills and experience to safeguard and broaden their hard-fought freedoms and individual liberty.  

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PSSI became a member of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI)


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PSSI's Chairman and Co-Founder Roger W. Robinson, Jr. gave a guest lecture to Charles University students


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PSSI Washington's Andrew Davenport appeared on a panel on Capitol Hill organized by the Center for a Secure Free Society


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