On April 19, 2021, PSSI will hold its next Space Security Guest Lecture, this time with Vladimír Petera, a Space Division Director at the Czech Aerospace Research Centre in Prague, Czech Republic. Mr. Petera will discuss the future of Europe’s space industry and Czech satellite constellation.
Regional Security Program ///15 Mar, 2021
2nd Online Debate of the "Western Balkans at Crossroads" project titled “What is ‘malign’ about external influence in the Western Balkans? Unpacking the role of non-Western powers" will address the following questions:
Regional Security Program ///9 Mar, 2021
1st Online Debate of the "Western Balkans at Crossroads" project titled "Pleading for European integration, but welcoming non-European influence? Domestic demand for non-European external influence in the Western Balkans" will address the following questions:
Regional Security Program ///10 Feb, 2021
On February 10th 2021, PSSI held an online debate focused on the advertising revenue of disinformation pages. The guests, Denisa Hejlová (Charle University), Roman Čihalík (NELEŽ), together with PSSI’s own Jonáš Syrovátka, discussed which disinformation platforms gain the most from online ads, which civic movements are trying to draw attention to this issue, and how private companies react to their advertisement appearing on controversial platforms. The debate was hosted by Vojtěch Boháč (Voxpot).
On Nov 30, 2020, PSSI will hold its next Space Security Guest Lecture, this time with Mr. Ken Hodgkins, former Director at the Department of State's Office for Space and Advanced Technology and US lead negotiator in the UN on several foundational international space guidelines. Given his four decades-long experience with bilateral and international discussions and negotiations on transparency, resiliency, and responsible use of outer space, he will provide a unique perspective on how a coalition of like-minded responsible space actors could be a positive force in the establishment of sustainable space governance framework.
Regional Security Program ///20 Nov, 2020
On November 25th, 2020, PSSI organized an online debate focused on the epidemic of disinformation following the coronavirus pandemic – the so-called infodemics. The participants, Michaela Ďurková (One World at School), Jaroslav Valůch (TOL) and Jonáš Syrovátka (PSSI), together with their host, Vojtěch Boháč (Voxpot) discussed which disinformation spread prominently during the pandemics and what effect they had on Czech society.
Regional Security Program ///14 Oct, 2020
PSSI held a debate on the topic of consumers of disinformation on October 14th, 2020. Its participants, Nikola Hořejš (STEM) and Jonáš Syrovátka (PSSI), debated characteristics and motivations of people consuming, believing in and spreading disinformation. The debate was a follow-up on the research paper “Voices of Central and Eastern Europe: Perceptions of democracy & governance in 10 EU countries”, published by Globsec, to which PSSI contributed. The debate was hosted by Vojtěch Boháč (Voxpot).
The Third PSSI Cyber Security Academy (CSA) is a one-week course from one of the leading think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe on national, regional and transatlantic security issues. It consists of 15 lectures, workshops and practical training, and is designed for a group of 20-30 university students and young professionals.
Dr. John Stopher, a Senior Fellow supporting PSSI’s Space Security Program, previously serving as the Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space, delivered a guest lecture entitled “The United States Space Force” for students attending “Space Security in the 21st Century” course, part of PSSI/Charles University’s Master’s Degree Program in International Security Studies and the interested public.
Veronica La Regina – Director, Global Engagement - Europe - at Nanoracks delivered a guest lecture on the "Perspective on Space Security from a Newspace Company." as part of the M.A. course Space Security in the 21st Century.
Jean-Jacques Tortora, director of the European Space Policy Institute, delivered a guest lecture on the "European Space Policy in Global Context" as part of the M.A. course Space Security in the 21st Century.
Dr. Jan Kolář, director of the Czech Space Office (CSO), delivered a lecture entitled “The Moon Becomes a Subject of New Space Competition”.