The Shape of (Central) Europe 2021

02. December 2021 (09:00-16:00)
ONLINE EVENT

We would like to cordially invite you to the Aspen Annual Conference THE SHAPE OF (CENTRAL) EUROPE 2021 which will take place on December 2, 2021 from 9:00 am. The main topic of this year’s conference will be The Future of Civil Service. This year’s Annual conference will take place in online mode only. 

To be ready for the challenges of the 21st century, public administration will have to deal with unprecedentedly complex challenges. These include, for example, digitization, a change in the structure of the economy and the necessary investment and retraining of employees, or an aging population and increasing inequalities. The aim of the conference is to provide an overview of the political, economic, and social development of the Czech Republic in the context of Central Europe.

PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

STUDIES

 

 

WATCH THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE ONLINE:

YOUTUBE – ORIGINAL without interpretation

YOUTUBE – EN

 

FACEBOOK ASPEN INSTITUTE – ORIGINAL

 without interpretation

FACEBOOK ASPEN INSTITUTE – EN

 

 

🎤 We are honored that this year’s Annual Conference opening speech will be presented by Madeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of State, via an online broadcast.

The Conference will be focused on 4 main areas:


🕘 9:25–10:35

 📘 Central Europe – The Future of Civil Service: The debate will be based on a study by McKinsey & Company

Panel discussion speakers:

🎤 Marek Belka, former Prime Minister of Poland

🎤 Mikuláš Dzurinda, former Prime Minister of Slovakia

🎤 Vladimír Špidla, former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic


🕘 10:50–12:00

📘 Effectiveness of Civil Service: The debate will be based on the outcomes of the Aspen Institute CE expert group

🎤 Michal Bláha, Founder of Hlídač Státu

🎤 Jakub Drbohlav, Vice Director, Department for Management of Education system at The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)

🎤 Silvana Jirotková, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

🎤 Danuše Nerudová, Rector at Mendel University in Brno

🎤 Petr Pavel, General, (Ret.)


🕘 12:40–13:50

📘 Education / Educational Leadership: The debate will be based on a study by Daniel Prokop, Head of the Aspen Institute CE Expert Group / Founder of PAQ Research, and his team

Panel discussion speakers:

🎤 Naděžda EretováEditor-in-chief of Řízení školy magazine

🎤 Ivo JupaDirector of the National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic

🎤 Daniel ProkopHead of the Aspen Institute CE Expert Group/ Founder, PAQ Research

🎤 Jiří VymětalSchool Principal of elementary school in Olomouc /  Absolute winner of the Director of the Year 2018/19 

🎤 Renáta Zajíčková, poslankyně a starostka Prahy 5 


🕘 13:50–14:00

AI: Opportunities, Challenges and Governance

Keynote speaker:

🎤 Maggie Johnson, VP of Education and University Programs for Google and COO for the Research PA


🕘 14:20–14:30

AI for Defence and Security

Keynote speaker:

🎤 Edward Hunter Christie, Senior Fellow, PSSI / leading consultant for NATO strategy in the field of AI


🕘 14:30–15:40

📘 Security – Innovations / AI in Defence: The debate will be based on a study by Tomáš Pojar, Head of Aspen Institute CE Expert Group / Vice-President, CEVRO Institute

Panel discussion speakers:

🎤 Tomáš Pojar, Head of the Expert Group, Aspen Institute CE & Vice-President, CEVRO Institute

🎤 Miroslav Feix, Commander Army Cyber and Information Operations Command, Czech Armed Forces

🎤 Filip Kulštrunk, Vice President Defence & Intelligence, SpaceKnow Inc.

🎤 Jan Mazal, Department of Informatics and Cyber Operations, University of Defence

🎤 Martin Rehák, CEO & Founder, Resistant AI

🎤 Kristina Soukupová, President, DefSec Innovation Hub


Michala Hergetová will chair the conference, guide the panels and facilitate the talks. The event will be held in Czech and English languages and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

You can join the Conference online via hn.czFB Hospodářské novinyFB Aspen Institute CE, YouTube or via Czech TV online stream – iVysílání.

The general media partner of the event is Hospodářské noviny and the main media partner is the Czech Television. Media partners are Hlídací pes.org and Czech Radio Plus. The Conference is organized in cooperation with the media house Economia.

You can watch this year’s annual conference online via the sites of our media partners as well: 

Original:

YOUTUBE – ORIGINAL without interpretation

FACEBOOK ASPEN INSTITUTE – ORIGINAL

 without interpretation

 

Czech 🇨🇿:

YOUTUBE – CZ

 

FACEBOOK ASPEN INSTITUTE – CZ

 

STREAM ČESKÉ TELEVIZE – CZ

 

HN.CZ

 

FACEBOOK HOSPODÁŘSKÝCH NOVIN – CZ

 

 

English 🇬🇧:

YOUTUBE – EN

 

FACEBOOK ASPEN INSTITUTE – EN

 

 

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions live via Sli.do, using password #AspenAnnual.

 

The Aspen Institute CE team

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