Announcing the Winter Semester program of the IIR Critical Studies Seminar

6th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy"

The Institute of International Relations organized together with partners the 6th International Symposium “Czech Foreign Policy” - 25 Years of a Free Foreign Policy.

19. 11. 2014 (10:30)

the Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretánské náměstí 5, Prague 1

6th International Symposium
“Czech Foreign Policy”

25 Years of a Free Foreign Policy


Wednesday, 19 November 2014
The Great Hall
Czech/English/German simultaneous translations were provided the first day in the Great Hall.
The working language for the rest of the programme was English.

11:00 – 11:10 Opening remarks

Germany and the V4
The Ukraine Crisis and Regional Defence Cooperation

11:10 – 12:30 Keynote speeches: Germany and the V4: Comparing Approaches to the New Security Situation; Conclusions Regarding European Security and Defence


12:30 – 13:30 Buffet lunch

13:30 – 15:00 The Crisis in Ukraine and the Defence Co-operation Between Germany and the V4



15:30 – 17:00 Chances for an Effective German-V4 Co-operation in Security and Defence Production

15:30 – 17.00 The Czech-Polish Cooperation in Defence, Security and Military Areas
Venue: The Mirror Hall

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee break

17:15 – 18:45 The V4 and Germany: Potentials and Limits for Future Regional Cooperation
Venue: The Mirror Hall

17:15 – 18:45 China: New Opportunities and Challenges for the Czech Foreign Policy?
Venue: The Oriental Lounge


Thursday, 20 November 2014
The Great Hall
The working language of the conference is English.

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:45 Keynote address: Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

9:45 – 11:00 Values and Foreign Policy: Polish and Czech Views

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 The Legacy of November 1989 and the Future of Foreign Policy

13:00 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch

14:00 – 15:15 Czech Foreign Policy: Views from the Outside

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:15 25 Years of a Free Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Future

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

You can download the programme here.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Think Visegrad, Czech-Polish Forum, ČSOB

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