WACNH Live! Heart of Europe:
The Czech Republic, the European Union
and the Rise of Populism
Due to the cancellation of all WACNH in-person events until at least August because of COVID-19, we are happy to be launching WACNH Live! This series of virtual events will feature several of our originally planned upcoming speakers presenting on important international topics, straight to you at home.
The current political situation in the Czech Republic, a small country in the very heart of Europe and historically considered the crossroads between the West and the East, is a reflection of the latest developments in the entire European Union. With Brexit, a recent refugee crisis, and the rise of populist and authoritarian tendencies across the continent, the EU has been facing serious challenges from multiple fronts in the past several years. On June 3rd at 4pm, hear from Czech scholar and researcher Dr. Martin Nekola as he addresses these issues, with a further focus on current trends in Czech politics. All questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats before or during the event, so tune in here at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, June 3rd at 4:00 pm
This event was made possible by the generous support of:
The John Bickford Foundation
Charles and Barbara Bickford
Stephen and Karin Barndollar
Helen B. Taft and Peter Bowman
More About Martin Nekola
Dr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D. received his doctorate in political science from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research is focused on non-democratic regimes, the era of Communism, Czech communities abroad and the East-European 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 the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEES) and the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), the author of more than three hundred articles, and has published twelve books. He is also the coordinator of the Czechoslovak Talks Project (www.czechoslovaktalks.com/en).