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

30.04.2012

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.  

Call for Applications: 15th Annual PSSI Summer School

11.04.2019

We are now accepting applications for this year's summer school! The 15th Annual PSSI Summer School, organized in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, is titled “NATO ... more »

PSSI At 35th Space Symposium

07.04.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, is attending the 35th Space Symposium, organized annually by the Space Foundation. ... more »

The Second Run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians

06.04.2019

The Security Academy for Young Politicians is a program offered to members of youth organizations of democratic political parties in order to improve their capabilities in the security field. This year's run was concluded on April 6.  The ... more »

PSSI Organized a Public Debate on NATO

05.04.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute organized a public debate about NATO on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance. The opening remarks were delivered by the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen ... more »

PSSI Published a Study Looking at the Most Popular Myths about the EU

19.03.2019

The analysis focused on the six most common myths about the EU spreading on disinformation websites in 2018.  The primary data was supplied by manipulatori.cz, the data-gathering was conducted using the >versus< media monitoring tool, ... more »

New Issue of Our Newsletter About the the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security is Now Available

09.03.2019

The latest issue of the newsletter presents the outline of the Czech investment screening mechanism, explores the role of the International Investment Bank, and takes a look at the Russian investments in Crimea.  ... more »