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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 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 »