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Masaryk Diplomatic Program: Student Presentations

Date: 24 May 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a special presentation by students on their research on May 24, 2022, at 6 pm, as part of the Masaryk Diplomatic Program. Students from across the United States will give short talks on topics such as refugee resettlement, misinformation and disinformation within cyberspace, outreach to younger generations, education in democracy, and US-Czech cooperation within the EU. Join us for an evening delving into Czech-American relations from the students’ perspectives.

The Masaryk Diplomatic Program (MDP) is a two-month-long program organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington. The program is designed for university students in the United States interested in diplomacy, transatlantic relations, and U.S. relations with the Czech Republic. The program consists of a series of workshops led by diplomats of the Czech Embassy in Washington and student research projects promoting Czech-American relations and mutual cooperation.


Samuel Shih – The development of US-Czech cooperation within the constraints of the EU's foreign policy framework (Columbia University/ Sciences Po)

Austin Sappington – Revamping Outreach: How to Target the Younger Generation (American University)

Ben Weber – Education in Democracy: A Comparative Analysis between the United States and Czech Republic (American University)

Kristen Taylor – The Future of US-Czech Relations on Refugee Resettlement (American University)

Katherine Birch – Czech and American state-level responses to challenges, especially misinformation and disinformation, within cyberspace. (University of Texas – Austin)

Alejandro M. Escobedo - Opportunities to enhance U.S.- Czech energy and climate cooperation (Rice University)

Event Details:

Time/Date: May 24, 2022, at 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: https://mdppresentation.eventbrite.com

Embassy Policy: By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

Masks are recommended but not mandatory. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.