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PSSI recommends Masaryk University's summer school on energy security

21.05.2013

The summer school entitled "Atlantic and Continental Approaches to Energy Security "  will take place on August 3-10 in Telč, Czech Republic and its main aim is a comparison of selected energy security related questions from perspectives of the U.S. as well as of European Union states. The summer school will focus on topics related to the electric utility sector, such as the future of nuclear energy; the problem of the use of conventional resources in the transportation sector; the support of renewables; the coal industry and its environmental aspects; the future of smart grids and decentralization of electricity utility sector; etc. This summer school will analyze the differences and compliances of two different ways of dealing with specific energy security related issues.

The primary target of this event is to offer to undergraduate and graduate students of Central and Western Europe and the United States of America the possibility to study the most important and most current topics of this issue from two main perspectives: the continental (Europe) and the U.S. As long-term observation and research has pointed out, there are great differences in dealing with energy security related issues between the so-called "Atlantic" (American) approach and the so-called "Continental" (European) one.

Both the United States of America and European Union face similar problems, but they generally deal with them differently. One example could be the much different way of supporting renewables, such as the Renewable Portfolio Standard in the USA compared to Feed-In Tariffs in the EU. Misunderstanding of differences and specifics of both regions creates unnecessary friction and leads to mutual misunderstanding and disputes in many cases. In addition to the primary goal of providing background on this important issue to students, this summer school also will make an effort to find common positions and overcome certain ideological gaps between the two approaches. To learn more about the summer school, please click here.

PSSI Appears in Prestigious Imprimis Publication of Hillsdale College

01.11.2019

PSSI has long been concerned over a new, and perilously overlooked, front in the US-China economic/financial struggle. In an article published by Hillsdale College’s prestigious Imprimis, PSSI’s Co-Founder and Chairman Roger ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the 70th International Astronautical Congress

31.10.2019

PSSI took part in, and contributed to, the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held on October 21-25, 2019, in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s Congress was “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future”. ... more »

Space Security Program Director Elected Full Member of IAA

28.10.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, was elected this summer to become a Full Member for Section 4 – Social Sciences – of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The formal acceptance ceremony was held ... more »

RMSSP: Deadline Extension

04.09.2019

Are you interested in international and domestic security affairs? Would you like to become a well-equipped professional capable of understanding complex national security problems and foreign policy issues? PSSI is still receiving applications for the ... more »

Videos from the Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference

08.08.2019

Videos from the Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference, held on June 9-11, 2019 in Prague, are now available online. Entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships”, the event ... more »

Intern Wanted for Our Cyber Security Program

31.07.2019

We are looking for an intern to work on projects related to new technologies and cybersecurity.  Internship: September 2019 - March 2020 approximately 25h/month proficiency in both Czech and English necessary Deadline for application: ... more »