This year, the Faculty of Social Sciences commemorates its 25th anniversary. At the same time, CESES FSS CU (Center for Social and Economic Strategies, FSS CU) celebrates its 15th anniversary.
21st October 2015: gala meeting, followed by a conference with representatives of FSS CU, in the Patriotic Hall of Carolinum historical building (Ovocny trh 3, Prague 1). The programme will be published in early October
3rd November 2015: CESES FSS CU organizes a critical debate “Vize a skutečnost” (Vision and Reality) on CESES publication “Visions of Development of the Czech Republic to 2015”, issued in 2001, followed by vernissage “15 Years of CESES FSS CU”
4th November 2015: CESES FSS CU organizes a symposium “Visions of Development of the Czech Republic to 2030". The intention of the symposium is to revive public debate on development threats, development opportunities and on visions and strategic options for the Czech Republic in the next fifteen years
The Department of Russian and East European Studies (IIS FSS CU) invites you to a lecture and discussion with Steven Pifer, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, on Russia´s Aggression against Ukraine and the Implications for Transatlantic Security.
WHEN: Monday 19th October 2015, from 2:00 PM
WHERE: Jinonice campus (U Kříže street 8, Prague 5), room no. J1031
The lecture and the discussion will be held in English.
Steven Pifer is currently the Director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative and a senior fellow at the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. He focuses on arms control, Russia and Ukraine. He served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004), U.S. ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000), and special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997). In addition to Ukraine, he served at the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Moscow and London as well as with the U.S. delegation to the negotiation on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Geneva. He is co-author of the report "Preserving Ukraine's Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do" (Washington, D.C.: Atlantic