9th International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy"

SAVE THE DATE:  the 9th International Symposium Czech Foreign Policy - "Responsibility in a Leaderless World"

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Date: 4.10. - 5.10.
Time: 09:30
Venue: Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1
In cooperation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Organized by:

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.

Detailed programme available here.

First speaker announcement

 

Lubomír Zaorálek - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Mark Galeotti - Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations

Sławomir Dębski - director of Polish Institute for International Affairs

Libor Rouček - politician

Jan Macháček - journalist

Alexandr Vondra - former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Aura Salla - adviser for Communication and Outreach, European Political Strategy Centre

Jeremy Druker - executive director of Transitions TOL, Ashoka Fellow

Jakub Macek - Professor of Media & Journalism Studies at Masarykova univerzita

 

Detailed program:

Wednesday, October 4th

 

VENUE: THE 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

Speakers:

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 

Speakers:

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: THE 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), Working language - Czech

Speakers:

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: THE 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), Working language - English

Speakers:

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: THE BLUE HALL

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

                               (in cooperation with Go-Think Initiative), Working language - English

Speakers: 

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

ChairOdessa Primus, Founder & Chairman, Go Think Initiative

VENUE: THE LARGE DINING HALL

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

                               (in cooperation with the journal Mezinárodní vztahy), Working language - Czech

Speakers:

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: THE GALLERY

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

                               4th and 5th workshop group 

 

VENUE: THE SMALL DINING HALL

19:30                      Symposium Dinner (special invitation only)

 

Thursday, October 5th 

9:00 - 9:30            Registration 

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

Speakers:  

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 Working language – English

Speaker

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? Working language – English

Speakers

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

  

 





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