International Seminar: Strengthening Czech – U.S. Strategic Relations: A Roadmap for the Future

Partner: Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations
Event date: Sep 11, 2014
Deadline for registering: Sep 10, 2014
Venue: Jungmannova 17, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Category: Conference

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) and European Policy Analysis (CEPA) would like to invite you to the international seminar “Strengthening Czech – U.S. Strategic Relations: A Roadmap for the Future“, which will be held on Thursday, 11th of September 2014, from 9:30 to 17:00.

The seminar is a part of the project Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic ties between the Czech Republic and the United States of America in the post-radar era?, which is belongs in wider group of public diplomacy projects aiming to raise awareness about NATO and security policy of the Czech Republic. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

The seminar will be held in the atrium of the CEVRO Institute (Jungmannova 17, Praha 1).Working language is English.

Admission to the conference is for registered only.

The invitation is available here.



09:30-09:45 Welcome Remarks

  • Alexandr Vondra, Director, Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations
  • Wess Mitchell, President, CEPA

09:45-11:15 Between Prague and Washington: The U.S. and Czech Interests

  • Bruce P. Jackson, President, Project for Transitional Democracies
  • John Glenn, Policy Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
  • Hynek Kmoníček, Foreign Policy Director, Office of the President
  • Jiří Schneider, Senior Fellow, Prague Security Studies Institute

Moderator: Wess Mitchell

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:45 Between Prague and Washington: The Economic Outlook

  • Vladimír Dlouhý, President, Czech Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter Stračár, CEO Central and Eastern Europe, GE
  • Weston Stacey, Executive Director, AmCham

Moderator: Alexandr Vondra

13:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch

14:00-15:15 The U.S. – Czech Relations from a Perspective of the Hard Power

  • Wess Mitchell, President, CEPA
  • Daniel Koštoval, State Secretary, Czech Ministry of Defense
  • Gen. Petr Pavel, Chief of General Staff, Czech Army

Moderator: Jan Jireš, Director, Defence Policy and Strategy Division of MoD

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:45 The U.S. – Czech Relations from a Perspective of the Soft Power

  • Cameron Munter, Professor of International Relations, Pomona College
  • Václav Bartuška, Special Envoy for Energy Security, Czech MFA
  • Tomáš Pojar, Vice President for International Relations, CEVRO Institute

Moderator: Břetislav Dančák, Dean, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University

16:45-17:00 Conclusions

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Keywords: Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Czech Republic, Democracy, Europe


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