News from the Institute of International Relations Prague, Autumn 2016

IIR_LOGOThe Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague Elected to the Board of TEPSA

The Institute of International Relations Prague is proud to announce that its director Petr Kratochvíl has been elected to the Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). Dr. Kratochvíl is the first representative of a Czech institution to become a member of the Board.

 

The Challenge of Migrants and Refugees Conference in Paris

The Senior Researchers of the Institute of International Relations, Michal Šimečka and Vít Beneš, and researcher Jan Daniel participated in the conference “The Challenge of Migrants and Refugees in the European Union: Franco-Czech Perspectives” on October 14th. The event was held in Paris and was organized by the Sciences Po-Center for International Studies (CERI), Paris, in cooperation with the IIR and Charles University’s Faculty of Arts (CUFA).

 

Mark Galeotti at the Warsaw Security Forum

The newest addition to the Institute of International Relations Prague’s team of researchers, Mark Galeotti, appeared as an honorary speaker at the Warsaw Security Forum on October 26th-28th. The Forum aimed at uniting various international security experts to discuss a wide variety of issues, ranging from the future of NATO to the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and energy security and relations with Russia. Dr. Galeotti delivered his remarks during the panel ‘Russia: A Global Colossus with Feet of Clay?’.

Veronika Bílková Elected to the ESIL Board

For the first time the Czech Republic will have its representative in the Board of the European Society of International Law (ESIL). ESIL is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of international law scholars aimed at promoting the study of international law. The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law took place on 8-11 September 2016 in Riga. During the conference, the coordinator of the Centre for International Law of the Institute of International Relations Prague, Veronika Bílková, was elected to the ESIL Board.