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PSSI in 2013: Overview of PSSI’s activities in 2013

22.01.2014

Throughout 2013, PSSI organized a number of distinguished events, roundtables, educational programs and activities. We also cooperated with a various international, as well as Czech partners, such as NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation, George Washington University´s Space Policy Institute, la Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, the Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, Forum 2000, the French and American Embassies in Prague, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. We would like take the opportunity to thank all our partners and supporters for being with us in 2013 and we are looking forward to new cooperations in 2014.

 

Among PSSI’s most prestigious events and programs in 2013 were:
 
January 2013 – The University of Pennsylvania published its annual Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report and recognized PSSI as the leading international public policy group in the Czech Republic (for the second consecutive year), the 9th most influential in Central/Eastern Europe (excluding Russian entities), and 63rd in the world in the category of Security and International Affairs think tanks.
 
February 2013 - Prague Security Studies Institute, together with the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, organized the first year of its one-week intensive course on energy security entitled, Global and Regional Challenges to Czech Energy Security.
 
Spring 2013 – PSSI launched its upgraded Alumni Program to connect, acknowledge, and benefit the growing number of over 400 PSSI graduates.
 
May 2013 – PSSI organized the Interagency Civilian-Military Training, a course for civilian experts and those interested in participating in stabilization and observation missions within NATO, EU, OSCE or UN structures on behalf of the Czech Republic.
 
June 2013 - PSSI, in cooperation with the French Embassy and the Sub-Saharan Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the conference entitled, Sahel: Security Challenges.
 
July 2013 – PSSI‘s 9th Summer School entitled NATO' s Security Challenges was held in Merin, Czech Republic.
 
September 2013 - PSSI, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, organized an Expert Roundtable on Security Sector Reform in Libya.
 
September 2013 - PSSI, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation, organized an international conference entitled, The Middle East Peace Process: Old Solutions, New Solutions, or No Solutions?
 
October 2013 - PSSI Washington, in cooperation with George Washington University´s Space Policy Institute, la Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, and the Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, organized a conference in Tokyo, Japan, entitled, Strengthening Space Security Through a Trilateral U.S.-Europe-Japan Partnership.
 
November 2013 – PSSI organized an international conference entitled, Afghanistan After 2014 – The Afghan Perspective and NATO’s Legacy. The speakers included both prominent personalities of Afghan social and political life and high-level policymakers, practitioners and scholars from the international community.
 
 

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