Strengthening U.S. - Czech Strategic Relations: A Roadmap for the Future (Seminar)

Partner: Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations
Keywords: Czech Republic, EU, Europe, USA

Listen to part II here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tL8U7j52o&list=PLHMuAFQGoFKahSPKhOLk40kvBRPt2GBrg&index=7

Listen to part III here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0REumoSAfzc&list=PLHMuAFQGoFKahSPKhOLk40kvBRPt2GBrg&index=8

Listen to part IV here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whFjRQSmTfA&list=PLHMuAFQGoFKahSPKhOLk40kvBRPt2GBrg&index=9


The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR), Center for European Analysis (CEPA) organized off-the-record seminar about prospects for strengthening the U.S.-Czech strategic relations in security, economic ties, democracy and human rights.

The seminar was a part of the project Connection Prague – Washington: How to srehgten transatlantic ties between the Czech Republic and the United States of America in the post-radar era?, which is belongs in wider group of public diplomacy projects aiming to raise awareness about NATO and security policy of the Czech Republic. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

The event took place on Thursday 1st of May, 2014 at the CEPA, Washington.

The theme of the seminar was Strengthening U.S. - Czech Strategic Relations: A Roadmap for the Future


The agenda for the seminar was as follows:

Panel I: Still Europe Whole Free and at Peace? The Future of Transatlantic Relations

Speakers: Czech Minister of Defense Martin Stropnický, Ambassador Norman Eisen, Ambassador Petr Gandalovič

Moderators: A. Wess Mitchell (CEPA) and Alexandr Vondra (PCTR)


Panel II: U.S.-Czech Political and Security Relations: Writing the Next Chapter

Panelists: John Glenn (U.S. Global Leadership Coalition), Mark Jacobson (The German Marshall Fund of the United States), James Kirchik (Foreign Policy Initiative), Michal Kořan (Institute of International Relations Prague), Damon Wilson (Atlantic Council)

Moderator: Alexandr Vondra


Panel III: Transatlantic Economic Partnership: How to Fill an Empty Box

Panelists: Kurt Volker (McCain Institute for International Leadership), Sharon Fisher (John Hopkins SAIS), Lukáš Kovanda (Economic Consultant), Ondřej Schneider (Institute of International Finance)

Moderator: A. Wess Mitchell


Panel IV: Future of the Global Democracy and Human Rights Agenda: What Role for the Atlantic Community?

Panelists: Paula Dobriansky (Harvard University), David Kramer (Freedom House), Milton Cerny (American Friends of the Czech Republic), Jim Denton (World Affairs)

Moderator: Alexandr Vondra


Closing Comments: A. Wess Mitchell and Alexandr Vondra



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