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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.

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Authored a Paper on Information Warfare and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations

20.06.2018

The paper is based on the main ideas and opinions that were stated during a panel discussion held during the 2018 NGO Market in Prague, Czech Republic, about the role of NGOs in information warfare. The discussion moderated by Jonáš ... more »

PSSI Participated in the Project “Media Literacy Weeks”

14.06.2018

On June 14, 2018, PSSI organized a workshop for high-school students focused on the work of non-governmental organizations and their role in democratic society. The workshop was held at the Business Academy and Language School in Liberec. Students learned ... more »

PSSI Delivered Guest Lecture on Law and Space Security

30.05.2018

On May 31, 2018, PSSI Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on "Law and Space Security" at the Charles University in Prague as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s ... more »

PSSI Held a Workshop within the Framework of the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.”

29.05.2018

On May 29-30, PSSI held a workshop within the framework of its newly launched project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.” The workshop sought to get together the project team consisting ... more »

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »