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V. Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy”

The Institute of International Relations cordially invites you to the V. International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy” - Democracy and Democratization. We regret to announce that due to overwhelming demand registration for Tuesday is now closed.

Few tips from the programme:

Úterý 12. 11. 2013, 9:00 – 17:30 - Zrcadlový sál:

14:00 – 15:30 Oblasti rozvoje českého exportu

Vystoupí mj.: Vladimír Benáček, Fakulta sociálních věd, UK, Praha, Institut ekonomických studií, Praha, Vilém Semerák, Fakulta sociálních věd, UK, Praha, Institut ekonomických studií, Praha, CERGE-EI, Praha, Yu Chin Cheng, Fakulta sociálních věd, Praha, Zdeněk Drábek, Světová obchodní organizace, Ženeva

16:00 – 17:30 Book Presentation - Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski
Charles Gati, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Introduction by Pavel Fischer, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Wednesday 13. 11. 2013, 9:00 – 17:15 - The Great Hall

9:00 – 10:45 Czech Foreign Policy in 2012: An IIR Analysis
A presentation of the publication Czech Foreign Policy in 2012: an IIR Analysis, written by a team of authors from the Institute of International Relations, with a panel discussion with the participation of various leading experts.
Among the participants are: Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marek Čejka, Institute of International Relations, Prague and Petra Kuchyňková, Fakulta sociálních studií, MU, Brno

11:00 – 12:30 Support for Democracy and Czech Foreign Policy: Between Dreams and Reality,
Between Interests and Responsibility
Karel Schwarzenberg, Member of the Parliament, TOP 09, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Petr Fiala, Member of the Parliament, ODS, Former Minister of Education and Rector of Masaryk University, Brno
Jaromír Štětina, Senator, No Party Affiliation
Daniel Herman, Member of the Parliament, KDU-ČSL, Former Director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

13:30 – 15:00 Foreign Perspectives of Support for Democratization
Cornel Ciurea, Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", Moldova
László Csicsmann, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Corvinus University of Budapest
Kornely K. Kakachia, Associate Professor, Tbilisi State University and Director, Georgian Institute of Politics

15:15 – 17:00 Democratic Progress vs. Regression: Two US Views
Adrian A. Basora, Director, Project on Democratic Transitions, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, former US ambassador to Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic
Charles Gati, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Whole programme and registration form you can find here.

The Symposium has been supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as a part of several public diplomacy projects in the field of priorities of the foreign policy of the Czech Republic and international relations.

With a support of