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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 20182:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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Event description:

As part of the events related to the 100th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia’s Independence in 1918, CERES is hosting a talk on events in contemporary Slovakia with one of the region’s leading experts.

Speaker: Milan Nič, Senior Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin
Milan Nič is a senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin and outgoing head of Europe program at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is also non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington.
His expertise includes the EU, Central Europe and the Visegrad Group (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia), European security, the Western Balkans, EU and NATO enlargement, and transatlantic relations.
Nič began his professional carrier as a broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty covering the transition period in Central and Eastern Europe. He was later program director at the Pontis Foundation, adviser to the High Representative/EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Miroslav Lajčák, and senior adviser to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Slovakia in the government of Iveta Radičová (2010-2012). In 2010, he co-authored a book of essays on the EU and Slovak foreign policy with Tomas Valasek, Balazs Jarabik, Jana Kobzova, and others.
Nič earned his MPhil from the Charles University in Prague, his MA at the Central European University in Budapest, and also studied at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


Chair: Robert C Austin


Katia Malyuzhinets

Main Sponsor

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies


Cvachovec Foundation


Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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