Past events at the Prague Institute of International Relations (IIR) – Spring/summer 2016



Seminar on “The Politics of Intimacy: Exploring the Intersections of Policies and Emotions“
25 May 2016, Institute of International Relations, New Perspectives Journal


The Institute of International Relations Prague in cooperation with the New Perspectives Journal was proud to host Senior Researcher Fellow from the University of Vienna Dr. Anna Durnová.

In her research, Dr. Anna Durnová explores how emotions inform particular arguments or narratives leading to policies. The lenses of emotions reach beyond explanation through cultural or ethical/ideological imprints and offer a novel understanding of governing processes in the context of world politics, which has put in place novel power orders for Western liberal democracies. The talk was broadly based on the forthcoming book by Dr. Durnová The Politics of Intimacy: Rethinking the End-of-Life Controversy. The discussant was Jakub Eberle, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations and was moderated by Dr. Benjamin Tallis, Research Fellow & Editor in Chief of New Perspectives, Institute of International Relations.

The video of the event is available here.

Prague European Summit”
6-8 June 2016

IIR3Organizers: Institute of International Relations Prague, The European Values Think-tank, Europeum Institute for European Policy. Partners – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the International Visegrad Fund and the Think Visegrad platform; The Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic; The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Prague.

The Prague European Summit (PES) is a regularly organised platform for a high-level strategic debate on the future of the European Union. Its goal is to look for common answers to the key challenges that Europe is facing in the economic, social, foreign policy and institutional fields. This year’s Prague European Summit, titledThe European Union in a Time of Crisis: Better Together?” This event provided time for informal dialogue among political representatives, high-ranking state officials, businessmen, academicians, journalists and representatives of interest groups.

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