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The Czech Republic in the World Economy

18th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture

Date & Time

Tuesday
Nov. 7, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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18th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture

 

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Keynote:

Professor Jan Švejnar

James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University

At Columbia University, Professor Jan Švejnar researches the effects of government policies on firms, labor, and capital markets; corporate, national, and global governance and performance; and entrepreneurship.

A 2008 presidential candidate in the Czech Republic and a former economic advisor to President Václav Havel, Professor Švejnar is also a founder and chairman of CERGE-EI, an American-style economics program in Prague that educates doctoral students from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. He serves as co-editor of Economics of Transition, is a fellow of the European Economic Association and is a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn.

A highly decorated economist, Professor Švejnar served as the founding director of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic among other leadership positions at European economic bodies.

This lecture is made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, the American Friends of the Czech Republic, and the Friends of Slovakia.

Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

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