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PSSI has organised its 10th NATO Summer School 2014

20.07.2014

For the 10th consecutive year, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) together with NATO Public Diplomacy Division has joined their modest forces to organize Summer School of 2014 entitled - “NATO´S SECURITY CHALLENGES“. The Summer School was held between July 6 and 11 at the military recreation facility in Měřín, located on the right bank of Slapy dam about 60 km south of Prague. 
 
Having attracted the highest calibre of speakers and top graduate students spanning the globe, this summer school was a one-week seminar on global developments and most pressing challenges in the current security discourse. This year, PSSI received a record number of applications and selected students were given the chance to interact with like-minded students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, both in and out of class. It enabled them to enlarge their personal and professional networking, which is arguably one of the most valuable assets in today´s globalized world.
 
This weeklong forum was realized by prominent government and NATO officials, leading NGO security policy experts, private sector executives and distinguished academic scholars.
 
Some of the topics discussed during the course:
  • NATO in New Strategic Environment
  • NATO´s Partnerships
  • Article V and Collective Defense I
  • Cyber Security
  • NATO – Finland Relations
  • Next Generation of Sanctions: Market-Based Tools
  • Afghanistan after 2014: What´s next?
The speakers included among others:
  • Jiří Schneider – Senior Fellow, PSSI
  • Petr Luňák – Deputy Head of Outreach Countries Section, NATO Public Diplomacy Division
  • Marcin Zaborowski – Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs
  • Roger W. Robinson, Jr. – President and CEO of RWR Advisory Group
  • Janis Kazocins – former Director of the Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB)
  • Keir Giles – Conflict Studies Research Centre, UK Defence Academy
  • General Petr Pavel, M.A – Chief of the General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
  • Pauli Järvenpää – Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence Studies
  • Petr Pelz – Executive Director, PSSI
  • Benjamin Haddad – lecturer at Sciences Po Paris

To learn more about our summer school and to see the program and list of all distinguished speakers, please click here.

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!

28.11.2017

"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.

06.11.2017

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 »

PSSI's Third Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.10.2017

The third Briefing Paper to come out of our project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available. This time we focus on "The ... more »

PSSI publishes article on space hybrid warfare deterrence via economic and financial tools

21.09.2017

An article by PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, entitled “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means” was recently published in The Space Review. It proposes that the ... more »