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The Institute for Politics and Society invites you to a debate "Quo Vadis - Czech Foreign Policy" organised within the Festival of Democracy which is part of the conference Forum 2000.

Czech foreign policy is often perceived as unclear because Czech national interests have not been sufficiently defined.  The stances of the head of state and government frequently diverge. We are unable to effectively lobby for our interests and unable to retain our world-renowned personalities in the state services. Furthermore, the changes in the diplomatic course are not adequately explained to the public.

What agenda should the new government adopt? What measures could be taken to encourage more unity?

Confirmed speakers:

Cyril Svoboda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, CEVRO Institute

Vlaďka Votavová, Director, AMO

Petr Kolář, Former Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the USA and Russia

Daniel Anýž, Columnist, Hospodářské noviny

Christian Kvorning Lassen, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The debate will take place on 10th October 2017 from 18:00 in the headquarters of Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (Jungmannova 22/9, Prague 1) and will be moderated by Jan Macháček, a chairman of the board of the Institute for Politics and Society.

The event is held in English without translation.