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Petr Lang appointed Program Director of PSSI

02.05.2012

On April 30, 2012, Petr Lang was appointed to the position of Program Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI). Mr. Lang had been working as PSSI’s Program Coordinator since 2006. He has been involved in coordination, planning and implementation of all PSSI’s programs, and worked closely with Olda Černý, PSSI’s late Executive Director. Olda’s Co-Founder of PSSI and Acting Executive Director, Roger Robinson, observed, “Petr Lang has been an indispensible part of the PSSI team for over six years and brings institutional memory as well as fresh ideas to his new position.“

Mr. Lang has, to date, focused on energy security, breaking geopolitical developments and the nexus of global economics and national security concerns. He has also coordinated major events in a number of other policy areas (e.g missile defense, space security etc.). Prior to joining PSSI, he served as  Fundraising and Human Resources Coordinator at the Forum 2000 Foundation in Prague and as the Editor at the People in Need Foundation.  In 2009-2010, Mr. Lang also lectured on the EU’s energy security policies at Metropolitan University in Prague.

He holds  an advanced MA degree (PhDr.) in political science from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and has published periodically on subjects in his field.

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Authored a Paper on Information Warfare and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations

20.06.2018

The paper is based on the main ideas and opinions that were stated during a panel discussion held during the 2018 NGO Market in Prague, Czech Republic, about the role of NGOs in information warfare. The discussion moderated by Jonáš ... more »

PSSI Participated in the Project “Media Literacy Weeks”

14.06.2018

On June 14, 2018, PSSI organized a workshop for high-school students focused on the work of non-governmental organizations and their role in democratic society. The workshop was held at the Business Academy and Language School in Liberec. Students learned ... more »

PSSI Delivered Guest Lecture on Law and Space Security

30.05.2018

On May 31, 2018, PSSI Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on "Law and Space Security" at the Charles University in Prague as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s ... more »

PSSI Held a Workshop within the Framework of the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.”

29.05.2018

On May 29-30, PSSI held a workshop within the framework of its newly launched project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.” The workshop sought to get together the project team consisting ... more »

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »