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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.

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also ... more »

PSSI publishes a new study comparing the Czech and Polish approaches to China

31.12.2017

The study titled "Comparing the Czech-Polish Approach to China: Assessing Both Challenges and Opportunities from the Security-Minded Perspective" was prepared in collaboration with our Polish partners from the Centre for International Relations ... more »

PSSI Contributes to Mitchell Institute’s Policy Paper on Major Space Policy Issues

05.12.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to a study entitled “Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations” that was released during a panel discussion hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace ... more »

PSSI's new publication "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" is now available!

28.11.2017

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" maps out Kremlin’s regional ploys and compares the different approaches Russia uses for the Central European countries. Executive summaries also ... more »

'Harsh Expectations Versus a Modest Reality' - the final publication of the project "Economic Relations Between the Visegrad Countries and Russia: Before and After Ukraine" is now available.

06.11.2017

The Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the war in Eastern Ukraine represented a major shift in relations with Russia for the Visegrad countries. The tensions between Russia and the West had a significant impact on mutual economic ties ... more »

PSSI and Charles University to hold three public lectures on space security

22.10.2017

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, are organizing a series of three public lectures on the topic of space security. On November 8, an international law expert and Czech diplomat ... more »