The current political situation in the Czech Republic–a small country in the very heart of Europe historically considered the crossroads between the West and the East–is the reflection of the latest developments in the entire European Union currently facing a serious crisis caused by Brexit, a refugee crisis, and the rise of populist tendencies. The lecture will address all these issues, with further focus on the Czech Republic and other countries of Central Europe.
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The Czech Republic, European Union and the Rise of Populism
June 1, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D. received his doctorate in political science at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research is focused on the era of Communism, Czech communities abroad, and the anti-communist exiles in the USA during the Cold War. From time to time, he participates in the election observation missions organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEES), and Czechoslovak Studies Association (CSA). He is the author of more than three hundred articles and has published eighteen books. He is also a Czechoslovak Talks Project (www.czechoslovaktalks.com/en) coordinator.
Cost: Free virtual program.
Sponsored by: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
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