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Petr Pelz appointed Executive Director of PSSI

05.02.2013

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is very pleased to announce that Ambassador Petr Pelz accepted the position of Executive Director of PSSI and commenced his responsibilities effective February 1, 2013.

As Executive Director, Mr. Pelz will assume the leadership duties of PSSI’s activities in Prague, reporting to the PSSI Board. He will also serve as the principal liaison with PSSI Washington.  “PSSI is honored to have a security policy professional of Ambassador Pelz’s stature and accomplishment taking the helm of the Institute in the tradition of his visionary predecessor Olda Černý. My fellow Board members and I are fully confident that he will maintain the Institute’s standing as the leading non-governmental public policy organization in the Czech Republic in the field of security and international affairs,” stated PSSI's Chairman Roger W. Robinson, Jr.

Mr. Pelz joins PSSI following a highly distinguished career in government service that spanned some 22 years. Most recently he served as Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Afghanistan from April 2010 to September 2012. Prior to this time, Mr. Pelz held senior military and defense intelligence positions, including Chief of the Military Intelligence Service in 1997, and shortly thereafter, as Director of Defense Intelligence until 2002. He also served for four years as Defense Advisor to the Czech Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he chaired a working group on the reorganization of UN intelligence and reconnaissance. Amb. Pelz retired with the rank of Major General (two star) in the Czech armed forces.

A complete bio of Mr. Pelz can be found here

New Study on Cyber Security and the Financial Sector in the Czech Republic

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Dr. John P. Stopher Joins PSSI as Senior Fellow

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PSSI is pleased to announce that Dr. John Stopher, former Principal Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force for Space, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Stopher will provide expertise on American policy, planning, strategy and ... more »

Frank Asbeck Joins PSSI as Senior Fellow

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PSSI is pleased to announce that Frank Asbeck, former Principal Advisor for Space and Security Policy at the European External Action Service, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Mr. Asbeck will provide expertise concerning the space policies ... more »

New Study Compares Strategic Communication in the Czech Republic and Poland

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PSSI Publishes Summary Report from its Fifth Space Security Conference

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PSSI Takes Part in the 2019 EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

13.12.2019

PSSI takes part in the eighth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference that is taking place in Brussels on December 13-14, 2019. The aim of the Conference is to contribute to the implementation of the EU Global Strategy by ... more »