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PSSI Security Scholar Exchange with Taiwan: The Visit To Taipei in November 2009

01.12.2009

As part of a three-year program of scholarly exchanges between PSSI and the Foreign Ministry of Taiwan (represented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague), the Institute selected Alice Savovova for the 2009 Taiwan visit. Ms. Savovova has a distinguished academic background, including having been accepted into the prestigious Security Scholars program of PSSI in 2004. She received her Master’s Degree in European Integration from University of Economics in Prague and later served as Managing Director of the Association for International Affairs (AMO). She had visited Taiwan earlier when coordinating a Czech-Taiwanese student exchange.
    For the purpose of this visit, Alice chose to research the comparative approaches of former Taiwanese President Chen Shuibian and the current President, Ma Ying-jeou, to the country’s priority security challenges. Ms. Savovova examined a number of dimensions of Taiwan’s security portfolio in her comparative analysis, among them: differing perceptions of the principal threats faced by Taiwan; the policy positions of these distinctly different Administrations to membership in international organizations, cross-strait economic relations, the regional context of Taiwan-Mainland relations, as well as the management of the Taiwan-EU relationship.
    On November 3, Ms. Savovova presented a lecture at Tamkang university on the successes and shortfalls of the Czech Presidency and Czech relations with regional neighbors. The Taiwanese students posed a number of questions, including concerning the evolution of the Czech Republic’s transition to democracy over the past two decades. PSSI benefited significantly from Ms. Savovova’s candid and thoughtful outline of her findings on this visit.
    PSSI believes Ms. Savovova’s visit contributed significantly to the kind of productive exchanges PSSI has enjoyed with our partners at TECO Prague over this period. Alice has been a both credit to PSSI and the Czech Republic in this regard.

Call for Applications: 15th Annual PSSI Summer School

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PSSI At 35th Space Symposium

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PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, is attending the 35th Space Symposium, organized annually by the Space Foundation. ... more »

The Second Run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians

06.04.2019

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PSSI Organized a Public Debate on NATO

05.04.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute organized a public debate about NATO on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance. The opening remarks were delivered by the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen ... more »

PSSI Published a Study Looking at the Most Popular Myths about the EU

19.03.2019

The analysis focused on the six most common myths about the EU spreading on disinformation websites in 2018.  The primary data was supplied by manipulatori.cz, the data-gathering was conducted using the >versus< media monitoring tool, ... more »

New Issue of Our Newsletter About the the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security is Now Available

09.03.2019

The latest issue of the newsletter presents the outline of the Czech investment screening mechanism, explores the role of the International Investment Bank, and takes a look at the Russian investments in Crimea.  ... more »