02/12/2011 - Third Annual Academics and Practitioners Conference

The Center for Security Studies at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) cordially invites you to attend its third annual conference for academics and practitioners’ that will take place at MUP in Prague on December 2, 2011.

The conference will examine the challenges and opportunities in the realm of national security policies faced by the Visegrad Group (V4) countries as a consequence of the recent budgetary cuts in their national security expenditures. In particular, the presenters were asked to examine the following topics:

  • The recent strategic security and/or defense reviews conducted in V4 countries
  • The potential for sharing and/or pooling of certain military capacities among V4 countries
  • The participation of V4 countries in major security arrangements and/or organizations (especially NATO, EU, OSCE, UN)
  • The bilateral security relations of V4 countries with major players in the EU and beyond, in particular with the United States and/or Russia

The conference will consist of two panels with academics and practitioners, respectively. Each V4 country will have a national representative in both the academics and practitioners’ panels. The opening keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jiří Šedivý, the First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic.

The conference will take place on December 2, 2011 in Prague at our Žižkov premises (Prokova 16, Prague 3). Its working language is English only. Due to limited capacity, we request that you kindly register to attend the conference by filling a short on-line form at http://c4ss.cz/registration/. This registration for the public will be closed on November 27, 2011 or earlier in case of full capacity. For the conference program and other information, please visit http://www.c4ss.cz/EN/expert-conference.html.