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.
On March 16–17 PSSI, in cooperation with its Serbian partner ISAC Fund held a conference "Civilians in Multilateral Missions" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The conference was a key event within the ... more »
On March 21, RMSSP students visited Radio Free Europe and met with Natalia Churikova, broadcaster in RFE Ukrainian service. RMSSP students got a rare opportunity to visit workspaces (including the room for broadcasting) and to see journalist ... more »
The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) published a Summary Report from its third Space Security Conference that was convened, in partnership with the Secure World Foundation (SWF), on June 5-7, 2016, in Prague. This gathering, entitled “Advancing ... more »
On March 14, RMSSP students welcomed Jan Urban, journalist and one of the leading figures of Czech dissent. The deliberation started with an overview of the influence of technological innovations on journalism. According to Mr. ... more »
On February 27, PSSI and Slovak Foreign Policy Association organized a roundtable on Russian influence in Central Europe. The event was a joint session for two projects – “The Development of Economic Relations Between V4 and Russia: Before ... more »
On March 6, RMSSP students welcomed Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Prague Security Studies Institute. At the beginning of the lecture, Mr. Robinson pointed out that economy is one of the main dimensions of hybrid ... more »
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