April 2014
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Dean´s Holiday on 18th April

There will be a dean´s holiday on Friday, 18th April 2014. The Hollar and Opletalova buildings will be closed, as well as both FSS libraries.

Guest class Invitation: American Indians in U.S. and European Visual Culture

Did Karl May ever visit an Indian reservation? Who made the most famous paintings of American Indians? How did U.S. and European artists portray Indians in their visions of the American West? How do their pictures influence our own attitudes towards Native Americans today?

FSS CU Department of American Studies and Institute of International Studies would like to invite all students to the lecture followed by the discussion by Dr. Joni Kinsey, Ph.D. (professor of Art history, University of Iowa) "American Indians in U.S. and European Visual Culture" - on Thursday, 17th April 2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, room J1031 (Jinonice Campus).

See more information in the invitation.

Invitation: Summer University Prague 2014

We would like to invite you to the Summer University Prague 2014, taking place at Charles University (FSS CU) from 6th to 21st September 2014. Its topic is "Reconfiguring Europe: an Old Continent in a New Millennium”.

This study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized, successful participants will be given 12 ECTS credits.

For detailed information please see our official homepage, leaflet or join our Facebook page.

Geopolitical Studies Summer School: The EU as a Geopolitical Actor

Institute of Political Studies FSS CU is glad to announce its Summer School in Geopolitics, which is going to be held here in the Czech Republic from 17th to 23rd August 2014. Its location in the heart of Europe makes it more capable of offering a comprehensive programme for our participants. Our experts and external professionals in covered fields will contribute to this event.

The main objective of Summer School is to offer a high-profile study course for Czech as well as foreign students and young professionals currently enrolled in Bachelor´s and Master´s programs. Read more information about the summer school here.

Please fill in the application form and send it, along with your CV to by 30th June 2014. The selected participants will be notified.

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2014

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2014 organized by the Charles University in Prague and International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki with support of LSEE is ready to launch its second year. A key goal of the Summer Seminar, taking place in Prague from 23rd June to 4th July 2014, is to contribute in a substantial way to the study of violence and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field. It is led by international researchers from universities with excellent reputation such as Oxford, NYU or LSE targeting students and graduates of Political Science, History, Anthropology, International Relations, International Law, Journalism and other related disciplines.

The course can be taken by both undergraduates and graduate students.

We believe that the success we had in the previous seminar Nationalism, Religion and Violence in SE Europe in Thessaloniki in 2013 will enable us to continue educating intellectual elites in the region and globally as well as stimulate intercultural understanding.

Please read more information here in the attachment, Facebook or at the semminar´s website. If anyone has any questions about the summer seminar, please feel free to contact us at any time at  .

Rector´s Day: Bike/Inline Ride

The fifth annual bike and inline ride with the faculty staff will be held on Wednesday 14th May, during the Rector´s Day.

Cyclists will meet at 10:00 AM at Palackého náměstí in front of the statue (Palacky square, two tram stops from the Hollar building) and inline skaters at 10:15 AM by the children playground at Podolská vodárna tram stop (take a tram 3 or 17).

All participants will set off together and take A2 bike path to the south of Prague (route: Nové Město-Podolí-Braník-Modřany-Komořany-Zbraslav). There will be refreshment stops during the ride.

Registration in advance is necessary, maximum of 100 participants. Registration form

Apply for The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems

The Fund for American Studies invites students of Charles University to apply for the Summer programme "American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) in Prague". Every July since 1993, AIPES gives 100-120 students from Europe, Central Asia, the US, Middle East and North Africa the opportunity to explore fundamental issues related to political economy, political philosophy, conflict management, and ethics in society.

The wide range of nationalities, religions and ethnicities represented at AIPES will give participants the chance to interact, learn and share their experience in ways that can benefit their educational and professional development. Upon successful completion of AIPES, students can earn 6 ECTS credits from Charles University in only three weeks of studying.

Because of a special relationship between TFAS and Charles University we are able to offer a tuition discount for accepted Charles University students. The final deadline to apply is 1st May 2014.

For more information about AIPES or to start an online application, students can email the European Institute Director Matt Kwasiborski at . You can also visit the TFAS website.

Conference: European Union, Czechia and Slovakia: Common Security Future

Centre for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) would like to invite you to the conference "European Union, Czechia and Slovakia: Common Security Future" which will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Czech and Slovak membership in the European Union.

The conference will take place on Monday 28th April 2014 at Czech Parliament (Chamber of Deputies, Sněmovní street 1, room 205).

Please find all the information here.

The registration is necessary! Please email to till 24th April 2014.

Spring University Prague 2014

We would like to invite you to the Spring University Prague 2014 taking place at FSS CU from 6th to 17th April 2014.

Its topic is "East goes west – West goes east? Searching for a new European order after 1990”.

Spring University Prague study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized, successful participants will be given 8 ECTS. For detailed information please see our official homepage or the leaflet.

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