The 13th International Symposium on the Czech Foreign Policy: Post-pandemic Foreign Policy: Strengthening Resilience, Prospects and Pitfalls
The Institute of International Relations, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, is happy to invite you to the 13th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy", focusing on Post-pandemic Foreign Policy: Strengthening Resilience, Prospects, and Pitfalls. It is anticipated that the outcomes of this event could lead to valuable policy recommendations for the upcoming 2022 Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
5. 10. 2021 (8:30)
Language: English Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Czernin Palace), Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1
The 13th International Symposium on the Czech Foreign Policy themed “Post-Pandemic Foreign Policy: Strengthening Resilience, Prospects and Pitfalls”, and organized by the Institute of International Relations Prague, will challenge a broad exchange of perspectives and scientific research on building resilient key actors, institutions and mechanisms against external influences and threats.
It focuses on three levels of analysis:
- the international system and the sustainability of international norms and rules confronted by alternative and non-democratic forces;
- the state level and fostering national interest while sharing best practices in countering shared challenges;
- the individual level, which taps into the choices of citizens and strengthening of civil society.
The discussions will seek synergies and likely introduce innovative solutions, in collaborations within the European space and global multilateral structures. It is anticipated that the outcomes of this event could lead to valuable policy recommendations for the upcoming 2022 Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and help decision-makers to navigate foreign policy priorities in the complex post-pandemic world.
To participate in person, please register below. Live-stream will be available on our website.
The program is subject to change, with the final update by the 5th of October, 2021.
Please keep in mind, that due to the current health measures, participation is only possible after proving a non-infectious state of health:
- 14 days after the second dose of vaccination / single-dose regimen for at least 14 days
- negative antigen test, not older than 72 hours
- negative PCR test, not older than 7 days
- Passage of covid-19 disease, laboratory confirmation not older than 180 days
Attention - self-tests and affidavits are not sufficient.
Guests are requested to wear respiratory protective equipment (FFP2 or KN95 respirator) throughout the event.
Thank you in advance for respecting all necessary rules and we look forward to seeing you.
Day 1 05/10/2021
Keynote Speech: Toward a Feminist (Post-)Pandemic Politics. Re-thinking Global Insecurity from a Gender Perspective
Shooting at a Moving Target: The EU’s External Action and Resilience
Reshaping the Role of International Organizations in the (Post-)Pandemic Era?
Reducing the Carbon Footprint: Prospects and Pitfalls of the Net-Zero International System
Day 2 06/10/2021
The Indo-Pacific in the Post-Pandemic World: Security Issues and Strategic Challenges
Politics and Policies of Development Cooperation in North Africa and the Sahel: Czech and European Perspectives
Roundtable: Foreign Policy Expertise in Times of Crises
The Coronavirus – The Impacts on Economy, Healthcare and Society
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Czech Interests: Reflections and Recommendations
The project is organised with cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and supported by the British Embassy in Prague, the Embassy of Norway in Prague and the French Research Centre in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES).