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Deutsch Security Square

Deutsch Security Square, a research centre at the Department of International Relations, is pleased to announce the launch of the Deutsch Security Square website. The Centre aims to engage in collective research of security in the best tradition of the scholarship of Karl Deutsch seeking, in his words, "more knowledge for greater competence and more compassion." Explore the website to learn more about the new research centre, its mission, team, projects and publications.

The centre also invites you to read more about the Centre's core mission in an introductory essay by Ondrej Ditrych, Deutsch Security Square coordinator.


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Reconfiguring Europe: an Old Continent in a New Millennium

Institute of International Studies FSS CU would like to invite you to the Summer University Prague 2015, taking place at Charles University in Prague from 5th to 20th September 2015. 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  or the leaflet.



Challenges for Europe: Regional Integration in a Fragmented World

Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM together with Faculty of Social Sciences CU organizes the 13th annual Summer School focused on European issues. This year´s topic will be:

"Challenges for Europe: Regional Integration in a Fragmented World".


When: 18th to 29th July 2015

Where: Prague


The European Summer School in Prague is an intensive 12-day learning programme focused on European integration. It is organized by one of the leading think-tanks in Prague, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in co-operation with Prague College, the Faculty of Social Sciences (Charles University) and under the auspices of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic.


Please find the application and all other necessary information at the EUROPEUM website and Facebook page.



Electronic evaluation of spring semester courses in June

This semester the course evaluation will be held electronically for the first time (all students will receive an email in June, where they will find instructions and questionnaire link).

In compliance with approved schedule change, the evaluation will take place from 8th to 26th June 2015 and the results will be available at the end of June. We would like to ask as many students as possible to participate in order to use the electronic evaluation in the future.

The results of previews evaluations can be viewed in a new application at: http://hodnocenikurzu.fsv.cuni.cz/ (you have to be logged in to view the document, use your SIS login details).



Rector´s Day: Bike/Inline Ride

On Wednesday, 13th May 2015, the sixth annual Bike/Inline Ride will take place within the Rector’s Day. The cyclists will meet at 10:00 AM at Palackého náměstí (Palacký Square) in front of the statue (cyclists), and roller-skaters at 10:15 AM in front of the children’s playground in Podolí (trams 3 and 17; tram stop “Podolská vodárna“). All participants will ride out of there together and set out to the bike track A2 (route Nové město-Podolí-Braník-Modřany-Komořany-Zbraslav).


Registration in advance is required. The maximum number of participants is 100, please fill in the registration form.


In addition to the main routes above you can choose from two other routes. At the end of the day, all three groups will meet at the afterparty in Hollar building. The event will be conducted in collaboration with the organization Auto*Mat. Find more information on Facebook.





The Current Populism in Europe: A Threat to Liberal Democracy?

Institute of International Studies FSS CU would like to invite you to the conference „The Current Populism in Europe: A Threat to Liberal Democracy?“ which is organized together with Heinrich Böll Stiftung. The event will take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May 2015 at Goethe Institute (close to Hollar building; Masarykovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1).


The main speaker will be Iveta Radičová, Jacques Rupnik, Luke March and Othon Anastasakis.


If you are interested in attending the conference, please register at .


Find more information at the conference website.

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2015 Allen Ginsberg Memorial Freedom Festival

Department of American Studies (Institute of International Studies FSS CU) is organizing a festival on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg´s visit to Prague:


29th April, 5:00 PM: Václav Havel Library (Ostrovní street 13, Prague 1)

1st May, 11:00 AM: Student Festival Majáles (Student Rag)

5th May, 4:00 PM: American Center Prague (Tržiště 13, Prague 1)

7th May, 3:00 PM: Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Palachovo náměstí, Prague 1)

8th May, 6:00 PM: Café Liberál


Find more information on Facebook




Foreign guests at ICSJ – Summer Semester 2014/2015

Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism FSS CU would like to invite all to the lectures of foreign guests:


28th April 2015, Janet Wasko, Eileen Meehan: „Kritický a oslavný přístup k médiím a jejich konzumaci“ (Critical and Celebratory Approach to the Media and their Consumption)

28th April 2015, Janet Wasko: "Disney: Why Does It Matter?"

29th April 2015, Eileen Meehan: "The Commodity Audience: Whose Watching Is Work?"

12th May 2015, Brian Winston: "Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Offend“

12th May 2015, Brian Winston: "A Boatload of Wild Irishmen and the problem of the film documentary“


More information about the lectures



Lecture: Space Security

Institute of Political Studies FSS CU, Prague Security Studies Institute and American Center would like to invite you on the occasion of opening of the new Master’s Degree course entitled “Space Security in the 21st Century” to four guest lectures at the American Center (Tržiště 13, Prague 1) on the topic of Space Security:


Peter Marquez, 9th April, 5:00 PM - U.S. Space Policy at the National Level (via videoconference)

Dr. Scott Pace, 23rd April, 5:00 PM - U.S. National Security Space Debate (via videoconference)

Frank Asbeck, 30th April, 5:00 PM - Policy Framework for Space Security Activities in the European Union

Jana Robinson, 7th May, 5:00 PM - Space Security in Bilateral and International Relations


Read more information about registration and speakers here in the leaflet.





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