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V dnešním globalizovaném světě k sobě mají světové mocnosti blíže než kdy dřív, a to především díky ekonomickým, kulturním a politickým vazbám. Toto propojení však může být lehce zneužito k prosazování vlastního vlivu uvnitř cizích států, o čemž se Evropská unie v posledních letech přesvědčila, protože se stala cílem vlivových operací autoritářské Číny a Ruska. Jakým způsobem tyto mocnosti svůj vliv v EU prosazují a do jaké míry mohou ovlivnit jednu z jejích nejdůležitějších institucí, Evropský Parlament? 

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Open RAN has received significant attention as a possible option for future 5G networks, but the solution raises as many questions as it answers. These include questions associated with the security implications of having Chinese state-owned and other enterprises involved as vendors and architects of the underlying technology as well as broader concerns associated with the way these solutions have been developed. This roundtable assessed these security implications and the options facing policymakers.

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Given the Biden administration’s expansion of capital market sanctions on June 3, to include investment bans on 59 Chinese enterprises, it is now time to decide where Europe will stand on leveraging the CCP's access to European exchanges to deter or penalize corporate human rights and national security abusers. Europe has yet to come to terms with officially -sanctioned and other Chinese corporate "bad actors" in its respective capital markets, but this will need  to change as the facts emerge publicly. 

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V pátek, 21. května 2021, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) pořádal veřejnou online debatu na téma “Důsledky Vrbětic - jak reagovat na stupňování hybridního působení”. Záznam debaty je k dispozici online.

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Dr. Ajey Lele, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, delivered a guest lecture entitled “India's Perspective on Space Security” 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.

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On Thursday, 22 April 2021, PSSI organized an online, closed roundtable entitled “Strategic Competition for International Space Partnerships and Key Principles for a Sustainable Global Space Economy”. 

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PSSI’s Chairman and Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., will deliver an inaugural lecture in a series focused on strengthening Czech-US collaboration on promoting free market values. The lecture, entitled “Chinese Corporate “Bad Actors” in the US and European Capital Markets”, is organized with the support of the US Embassy in Prague.

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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:

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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:

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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).

Kenneth Hodgkins

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

John Stopher

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

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.

Tomas Hrozensky
Dr. Tomáš Hrozenský from the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), delivered a guest lecture as part of the M.A. course Space Security in the 21st Century. He spoke about the role of Europe in space security and the most pressing issues it is facing, including Space Traffic Management and debris mitigation
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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.