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AAU Diplomatic Scholar in Residence, Steven Kashkett, will give a speech at the International Conference: "1989 – 2019: Thirty years of Czech-American Relations".
Mr. Kashkett will be featured within the panel discussion: Drifting Apart. The Looming Challenges in Transatlantic Relations.
The Department of North American Studies (Institute of International Studies FSV UK) together with New York University Prague and The Forum 2000 Foundation will be hosting the conference, 1989 – 2019: Thirty years of Czech-American Relations on Friday November 1st, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Baroque Refectory of the Dominican Monastery (Jilská street 7a, Prague, Old Town).
The Keynote Speech will be delivered by Jeffrey Gedmin, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The American Interest in Washington, D.C.. Other notable Czech and U.S. panelists include Ambassador Alexandr Vondra (MEP) and Michael Žantovský (President of Václav Havel Library), Jamie Fly (President of RFE/RL), Mary Thompson-Jones (former Charge d’Affaires of U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic), John Glenn (U.S. Global Leadership Coalition), Josef Zieleniec (former Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs), Jolyon Naegele (former VOA Central Europe correspondent) and others.
Mr. Kashkett’s 35-year career as a senior U.S. diplomat gave him the opportunity to serve in key positions at U.S. embassies in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as at the United Nations. His areas of specialization included counterterrorism, human rights, political reform, democracy promotion, counternarcotics, immigration, and U.S. relations with Europe. After retiring from the diplomatic service last year, Steve moved back to Prague, where he had served as the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires until 2016. He now teaches contemporary U.S. foreign policy at Charles University and Anglo-American University.
Publication date: October 23, 2019