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8th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy"

The Institute of International Relations Prague in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cordially invite you to the 8th International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy”. This year's main topic will be "Strategy in Foreign Policy". The event will take place on 21-22 September 2016 in the Czernin Palace.

21. 9. 2016 (10:00)

Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1

PROGRAMME:

DAY 1

    • Symposium Opening:
      • Petr Kratochvíl, Director, Institute of International Relations Prague
    • Opening Address and Discussion: Why Is Our World So Troubled in 2016:
      • Professor Charles Gati, Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

The Visegrad Group and Germany: Partnership in Troubled Times. A Special Symposium Event held in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

    • After the Bratislava Summit: the State of the Political Dialogue on Europe:
      • Piotr Buras, Head of the Warsaw office, European Council on Foreign Relations;
      • Isabell Hoffmann, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Brussels;
      • David Král, Director, Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;
      • Zsuzsanna Végh, Research Fellow, Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University, Budapest;
      • Benjamin Tallis, Research Fellow & Editor in Chief of New Perspectives, Institute of International Relations Prague
    • EU Defence and Security: The Scope for the Regional Cooperation:
      • Milan Nič, Research Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava;
      • Tomáš Szunyog, Director, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;
      • Paweł Ukielski, Institute of Political Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw;
      • Tomáš Weiss, Head of Department of European Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
    • Germany, Visegrad and the Future of the EU Economy and Economic Governance:
      • Zdeněk Kudrna, Researcher, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, University of Salzburg;
      • Zoltán Pogatsa, Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Western Hungary, Budapest;
      • Matthias Schäfer, Head of Team, Economic Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin;
      • Martin Ehl, Chief International Editor, Hospodářské noviny (Economic daily) 
    • The World According to Experts and the World According to Diplomats: Can "Research“ and "Practice“ Benefit from Each Other?:
      • Tomáš Weiss, Head of Department of European Studies, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University,
      • Jakub Dürr, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Breakout Sessions :

    • The Czech-Polish Strategic Relationship:
      • Vít Dostál, Director of theResearch Center, Association for International Affairs, Prague;
      • Jakub Groszkowski, Head of Central European Department, Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw;
      • Michal Šimečka, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Benjamin Tallis, Research Fellow & Editor in Chief of New Perspectives, Institute of International Relations Prague;
    • The Czech-German Strategic Relationship:
      • Jakub Eberle, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Michal Šimečka, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Benjamin Tallis, Research Fellow & Editor in Chief of New Perspectives, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Oldřich Krpec, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno;
      • Vladan Hodulák, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno; 
    • The Czech-Chinese Strategic Relationship:
      • Rudolf Fürst, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Alica Kizeková, Adviser to the Speaker, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic;
      • Václav Kopecký, Research Fellow, Association for International Affairs, Prague

 

    • The Public Diplomacy of Czechia and Trends broad:
      • Kristina Larischová, Junior Deputy Minister and Director of the Public Diplomacy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;
      • Eliška Tomalová, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague;
      • Jaroslav Kantůrek, Special Envoy for Czechs Living Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;
      • Gal Rudich, Head of the New Media Section, Digital Diplomacy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem 
    • Aplikovaný výzkum v zahraniční politice a jeho financování:
      • Martin Bunček, místopředseda TA ČR;
      • Luděk Moravec, vrchní ministerský rada odbor bezpečnostního výzkumu a vzdělávání, Ministerstvo vnitra ČR (pracovní jazyk čeština) 

DAY 2

    • Czech Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times 1:
      • Vít Beneš, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Ondřej Ditrych, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Veronika Bílková, Research Fellow, Co-ordinator of the Centre for International Law, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Ondřej Horký- Hlucháň, Deputy Director for Research, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Maria Staszkiewicz, Deputy Executive Director; Aspen Institute Prague
    • Czech Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times 2:
      • Michal Kořan, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Rudolf Fürst, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Lukáš Tichý, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Michal Šimečka, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague;
      • Benjamin Tallis, Research Fellow & Editor in Chief of New Perspectives, Institute of International Relations Prague
    • Challenges in the Neighborhood and European Global Strategy:
      • Nathalie Tocci, Deputy Director, Instituto Affari Internazionali and Special Adviser to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini;
      • Petr Kratochvíl, Director, Institute of International Relations Prague
    • Round Table: Resilience, Societal and Political Responsibility:
      • Ivan Gabal, Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic, KDU-ČSL;
      • Štefan Füle, Special Envoy for the OSCE and the Western Balkans;
      • Zbyněk Pavlačík, CEO & Co-founder, Jagello 2000,
      • Matthew Rhodes, Professor of National Security Studies George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies; Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO;
      • Jiří Schneider, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Prague

Bios of selected foreign speakers:

Nathalie Tocci
Deputy Director, Instituto Affari Internazionali

Nathalie Tocci is Deputy Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Editor of the International Spectator and special adviser to HR Federica Mogherini, and she is also in charge of outreaching to think tanks and the coordination of work on a new European Security Strategy. Previously she held research positions at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, the Transatlantic Academy, Washington and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence. Her research interests include European foreign policy, conflict resolution, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Her major publications include Turkey and the European Union, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) (co-author); Multilateralism in the 21st Century. (London and New York, Routledge, 2013) (co-editor), Turkey’s European Future: Behind the Scenes of America’s Influence on EU-Turkey Relations, (New York and London, New York University Press,2011) (author); The EU and Conflict Resolution, Routledge, (London, 2007) (author); and “EU Accession Dynamics and Conflict Resolution: Catalyzing Peace or Consolidating Partition in Cyprus?”, (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2004) (author). Nathalie is the 2008 winner of the Anna Lindh Award for the Study of European Foreign Policy.

Charles Gati
Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Charles Gati is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Institute and a professorial lecturer of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University´s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His books include Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt and The Bloc That Failed: Soviet–East European Relations in Transition.

Dr. Gati was a former senior advisor with the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State and a former professor at Union College and Columbia University. His books Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt (2006) and Hungary and the Soviet Bloc(1986) were honored with the Marshall Shulman Prize for outstanding books on the international relations of the former Soviet bloc by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (he is the only author to have won this prize twice). His most recent work, released in 2013, is titled ZBIG: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski. Dr. Gati also leads the bi-weekly, non-credit Current Events series for EES concentrators and other interested students at SAIS.

 

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