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Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also a member of the NATO Intelligence Board.

In November 1999, while serving as Director of Defence Intelligence, Amb. Pelz was promoted to the rank of Major General. He later served as Defence Adviser to the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York and as Czech Ambassador to Afghanistan. 

He joined the PSSI in February 2013 and served as PSSI's Executive Director until August 2014. He then kindly served as an unpaid Senior Fellow and departed the Institute on November 30, 2017.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to Ambassador Pelz for his work on behalf of PSSI and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. 

Call for Applications: Workshop “Become a Mythbuster” on Disinformation and Fact-Checking Tools for Students of Journalism

16.10.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications from students of journalism and related subjects for the workshop, “Become a Mythbuster.” The deadline for applications is on the 20th of November, 2018.  The workshop will focus on disinformation ... more »

PSSI at 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

07.10.2018

PSSI took part in the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held this year on October 1-5, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. The theme of this year’s Congress was “IAC2018 – Involving Eveyone“ (more information about ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the International Academy of Astronautics Study Entitled “Space Traffic Management: Towards a Roadmap for Implementation"

01.10.2018

Dr. Jana Robinson, Space Security Program Director, was a managing team member of the The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Study entitled “Space Traffic Management: Towards a Roadmap for Implementation”. The Study was published ... more »

PSSI Published a Second Briefing Paper Written within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

21.09.2018

The second briefing paper focuses on Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Gulf States’ influence and activities in the political arena of the Western Balkan countries. Defining the political sphere is particularly difficult since it permeates all other ... more »

PSSI to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

15.09.2018

Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta once described cyber warfare as “the most serious threat in the twenty-first century,” capable of destroying our entire infrastructure and crippling the nation. ... more »

PSSI Contributes to AMOS SSA Policy Forum

14.09.2018

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, participated in a panel discussion at the SSA Policy Forum, part of the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, held in Maui, Hawaii, on September ... more »