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Messrs. Jiří Schneider and Petr Kolář join PSSI’s International Advisory Board

05.06.2012

PSSI is honored to welcome Jiří Schneider and Petr Kolář to its International Advisory Board. Jiří Schneider is the First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. From 2005-2010, Mr. Schneider served as Program Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute. He was formerly Head of the Policy Planning Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994, 1999-2001, 2003) and Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Israel (1995- 1998). Mr. Schneider was an International Policy Fellow at the Open Society Institute in Budapest (2002) and an MP of the Czechoslovak Federal Assembly (1990-1992). He also serves as a part-time lecturer at Charles University, New York University in Prague, and PSSI’s Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program. He is a graduate of Charles University and University of Cambridge.

Petr Kolář is currently Ambassador to Russia after having served as Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. Mr. Kolář previously served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Relations (2003-05), Ambassador to Ireland (1999-2003), and Ambassador to Sweden (1996-98). In addition, he served as Director of the Eastern and Southern Europe Territorial Department and Foreign Policy Adviser to the Foreign Minister (1995-96). He studied information technology, library science and ethnography at Charles University, Faculty of Arts in Prague, and his post-graduate studies were completed at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C., and the University of London, Institute of Historical Research.

PSSI released a video from the second rountable on Russia's influence activities

15.06.2017

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 »

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 »