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9th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy"

The 9th International Symposium Czech Foreign Policy - "Responsibility in a Leaderless World"

4. 10. 2017 (9:30)

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

The Institute of International Relations Prague and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic would like to cordially invite you to the 9th International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy”. This year's main topic will be "Responsibility in a Leaderless World". The event will take place on 4-5 October 2017 in the Czernin Palace.

Programme

Wednesday, October 4th

 

Venue: Great Hall

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 Symposium opening:

  • Michal Kořan, Deputy Director, Aspen Institute Central Europe; External Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague

9:00 – 9:45 Opening Address:

  • H. E. Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Petr Kratochvíl, Director of the Institute of International Relations, Prague

10:00 – 11:30 Germany after the elections/Czech Republic at the doorstep of the elections: Framework for future relationship: Working language – English

  • Jana Urbanovská, Assistant Professor, International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University
  • David Král, Director of the Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Vladan Hodulák, Researcher at the Department of International Relations and European Studies, MU
  • Vladimír Handl, Associate Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague and Charles University
  • Jakub Landovský, Deputy Minister of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Chair: Jakub Groszkowski, Analyst at the Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:15 Breakout Sessions (see below)

13:15 – 14:30 Buffet Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary Session: Thinking Against the Present

It is a mantra of our time that the world is changing. But what alternatives to the ordering of global politics can be imagined without succumbing to availability bias and the limits imposed by our anchoring in time and space, and how possible are they? This panel will seek to provide a structured overview of some alternatives to the present that are based on scenarios of possible future transformations of the liberal order created as part of a scenario-building project carried out at the Institute of International Relations. In cooperation with the Deutsch Security Square, Charles University and the Global Arena Research Initiative

  • Vít Beneš, Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
  • Michal Kořan, Deputy Director, Aspen Institute Central Europe; External Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
  • Michal Smetana, Researcher, Centre for Security Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
  • Nikola Schmidt, Lecturer and Researcher in space and cybersecurity, Charles University Prague
  • Discussant: Mark Galeotti, Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
  • Chair: Ondřej Ditrych, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Deutsch Security Square (D.SQ Charles University)

15:30 – 15:45 Break

16:00 – 18:00 Joint Workshop: Creative Global Futures with "Blood, Love and Rhetoric"

1st workshop group

Can you imagine that the boundaries between comedy and fear, improvisation and scholarly rigour, creativity and diplomatic rules, future and the past, theatre and life suddenly collapse? Become part of such unique experience during a workshop "Creative Global Futures" which will be part of our 9th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy". The workshop will be run by leading Prague's improvisation group "Blood Loving Rhetoric" and we can promise you that you will never look at the future of the Global affairs through the same eyes.

 

Venue: Mirror Hall

11:45 – 13:15 Break out session: What's next for the Czech Strategy towards Russia?

(in cooperation with Association for International Affairs - AMO)

  • Vít Dostál, AMO
  • Jakub Dürr, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for European Issues
  • Barbora Chrzová, Prague Security Studies Institute
  • Rostislav Valvoda, Prague Civil Society Centre
  • Chair: Vlaďka Votavová, AMO

 

16:00 – 18:00 Joint Workshop: Creative Global Futures with "Blood, Love and Rhetoric"

2nd workshop group

 

Venue: Music Hall

11:45 – 13:15 Break out session: China in the Media: Mapping Chinese Influence in Central Europe

(in cooperation with Association for International Affairs - AMO)

  • Jan Bejkovský, New Silk Road Institute Prague, Univesty of Economics Prague
  • Ivana Karásková, Association for International Affairs
  • Olga Lomová, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
  • Tamás Matura, Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies; Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Richard Turcsányi, Strategic Policy Institute
  • Chair: Linda Flanderová, Deputy Director for External Services, Institute of International Relations

16:00 – 18:00 Joint Workshop: Creative Global Futures with "Blood, Love and Rhetoric"

3rd workshop group

Venue: Blue Hall

11:45 – 13:15 Break out session Post-factual leaders and the Media

(in cooperation with Go-Think Initiative)

  • Aura Salla, Adviser for Communication and Outreach, European Commission's EPSC - European Political Strategy Centre
  • Jeremy Druker, executive director of Transitions TOL, Ashoka Fellow, board member of the Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic and Novinářská cena, the Czech journalism prizes
  • Jakub Macek,Professor of Media & Journalism Studies at Masarykova univerzita, Post-Doctoral research project "New and old media in everyday life: media audiences at the time of transforming media uses" & "The transformation of public and political participation in the context of changing media technology and practice"
  • Bohumil Kartous, Head of Communications, EDUin
  • Chair: Odessa Primus, Founder & Chairman, Go Think Initiative

Venue: Great Dinning Hall

11:45 – 13:15 Break out session: Conflicting Borders in the Post-Soviet Space

(in cooperation with the journal Mezinárodní vztahy)

  • Tomáš Hoch, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava
  • Jaroslav Kurfürst, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU
  • Vincenc Kopeček, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava
  • Libor Jelen, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • Vladimír Naxer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of West Bohemia

 

15:45 – 16:45 Closed session: work meeting of the Czech Polish Analytical Platform

Venue: Great Gallery

16:00 – 18:00 Joint Workshop: Creative Global Futures with "Blood, Love and Rhetoric"

4th and 5th workshop group

 

Thursday, October 5th

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 11:00 Responsibility in a Leaderless World

  • Anna Durnova, Faculty Fellow at the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, Editor of Critical Policy Studies
  • Libor Rouček, Former Member of the European Parliament with the Czech Social Democratic Party
  • Alexander Vondra, Former Minister of Defence, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Slawomir Debski, Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs
  • Jan Macháček, Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Institute for Politics and Society
  • Chair: Ondřej Císař, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

 

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00 Key Note Address and Discussion

Joachim Bitterlich, Senior Advisor for Cranemere, Professor at ESCP Europe, former Permanent Representative of Germany in NATO

 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Political Context of the Czech Foreign Policy: three decades of vanity?

  • Vít Dostál, Director of the AMO Research Centre
  • Michal Kořan, Deputy Director, Aspen Institute Central Europe; External Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
  • Petr Kolář, Senior Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs, former Czech ambassador to Russia
  • Chair: Lucia Najšlová, Associate Researcher, Institute of International Relations

16:00 – 16:15 Symposium Closing

Spolupráce / Záštita

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Expertise to impact

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