Jiří Ellinger, head of the political section of the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will be speaking Friday, Mar. 11, on “The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.” The talk and luncheon are free and open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Center.
Ellinger will address the Czech Republic´s road to the European Union, the Czech EU presidency in 2009, current Czech positions in EU foreign political as well as economic debates, and the continuous Czech desire for a strong alliance with the United States.
The UI European Studies Group and UI International Programs are sponsoring this event.
For more information, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/european-studies/events or contact Michel Laronde at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-335-2264.