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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 at 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

07.10.2018

PSSI took part in the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held this year on October 1-5, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. The theme of this year’s Congress was “IAC2018 – Involving Eveyone“ (more information about ... more »

PSSI Published a Second Briefing Paper Written within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

21.09.2018

The second briefing paper focuses on Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Gulf States’ influence and activities in the political arena of the Western Balkan countries. Defining the political sphere is particularly difficult since it permeates all other ... more »

PSSI to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

15.09.2018

Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta once described cyber warfare as “the most serious threat in the twenty-first century,” capable of destroying our entire infrastructure and crippling the nation. ... more »

PSSI Contributes to AMOS SSA Policy Forum

14.09.2018

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, participated in a panel discussion at the SSA Policy Forum, part of the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, held in Maui, Hawaii, on September ... more »

PSSI Held a Brainstorming Meeting on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative with Experts from V4+ Countries

13.09.2018

On September 13, PSSI held a brainstorming meeting with project partners within the project „Comparative analysis of the approach towards China: V4+ and One Belt, One Road (OBOR)“. Invited experts presented their briefings, in which they ... more »

We're Looking for a Project Coordinator!

09.09.2018

PSSI is looking for a project coordinator for the Security Scholars Program. Find more information here. ... more »