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PSSI organizing a presidential debate on foreign policy with the leading Czech candidates

30.10.2012

The Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, is pleased to announce the organization of a presidential debate on foreign policy with the leading Czech candidates.

In January, Czechs will take to the polls to vote for their next president, a historic event as it will mark the Czech Republic's first ever direct presidential election. To be recognized as a candidate for president, each contender must collect 50,000 signatures and submit a sampling to be authenticated by November 6th.  PSSI takes great pride in hosting the first debate of the campaign season with officially recognized candidates for president, just days after the November 23rd authentication announcement. 

The debate, to be held at 18:30 on 28 November at Charles University’s Blue Auditorium (Celetna 20, Prague 1), will concentrate solely on Czech foreign policy, including topics such as transatlantic relations, Central Europe’s energy security and Visegrad Four cooperation, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Czech competitiveness abroad.

Confirmed candidates include Jana Bobošíková, Jiří Dienstbier, Jan Fischer, Karel Schwarzenberg, Přemysl Sobotka and Miloš Zeman (in alphabetical order).

The working language of the debate is Czech.

Due to limited capacity at the auditorium, registration for this event will be limited to the first 200 RSVP emails received by November 21.  To register, please write to debate@pssi.cz

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

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

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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!

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"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.

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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 »