Symposium: “The International Symposium ‘Czech Foreign Policy’”, 21-22 September 2016, the Institute of International Relations Prague.
The International Symposium on Czech Foreign Policy, as its name suggests, focused on a variety of aspects of Czech foreign policy from a wide range of different research fields. It strived to bring together specialists, politicians, academics, the public and the media in order to develop a broad exchange of ideas and experience. The intellectual interaction between academics and politicians was one of the core features of the event, which has, throughout the years, gained the respect of both the research community and other groups of interest. The Symposium as such was an evolving event open to new ideas, welcoming bright minds from around the world, although its main focus was on Czech foreign policy and its neighborhood. This year’s topic was “Strategy in Foreign Policy”.
Seminar: “Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Submission of the EU Membership Application: The Main Challenges Ahead”, 27 September 2016, the Institute of International Relations Prague.
The Institute of International Relations in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) organized an open debate on “Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Submission of the EU Membership Application: The Main Challenges Ahead”.
More than 20 years after the Dayton Accords, Bosnia and Herzegovina have undergone significant changes. The country’s recently submitted EU membership application clearly indicates Bosnia and Herzegovina long term objective. Moreover, such a decision to join the EU is supported not only by the political elite of the country, but also by more than 70 percent of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian population.
Lecture: “Constructivism in the US International Relations: Where are we heading?”
7 September 2016, University of Economics, Prague.
The Institute of International Relations Prague in cooperation with the Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, University of Economics, Prague cordially organized the lecture by JUDr. Vendulka Kubálková, Ph.D., Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami, Florida, USA.
For more information please visit this link (http://iir.cz/en/article/constructivism-in-the-us-international-relations-where-are-we-heading).
Debate: “(De)democratization in Turkey”
13 September 2016, Representation the European Commission – European House, Prague.
The Czech Council on Foreign Relations in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations (http://iir.cz/en/) cordially organized a debate: (De)democratization in Turkey. The debate focused on the democratization process in Turkey, especially in the last decade pursuant to the EU-Turkey accession talks, and how a series of military coups in Turkish history has affected this process.
The debate was moderated by Kristýna Tamchynová, Research Manager at the Institute of International Relations and Doctoral Degree Student of Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies, University of Economics, Prague; and was attended by Kamil Pikal, historian, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and member of the Institute for Legislative Studies, and Berfin Nur Osso, undergraduate student at the Koç University Law Faculty in Istanbul and minoring in International Relations.
For more information please visit this link (http://www.iir.cz/en/article/de-democratization-in-turkey)