Events

Upcoming Events

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The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) plans to hold its 7th Prague Space Security Conference since the inception of its Space Security Program in 2010. Entitled “Forging Strategic Partnerships in the Global Space Race”, it will be held on 16-18 June 2024, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Past Events

DEBATE 1

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:

Deziformační debata

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.

Deziformační debata 02

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.

Deziformační debata 03

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).