This announcement appeared in the Press-Citizen.
Jirí Ellinger, head of the political section of the Czech Republic Embassy in Washington, D.C., will speak Friday on “The Czech Republic, the European Union and the United States in a Tumultuous World.” The talk and luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Center, and both are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required, and the talk will begin at noon.
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 University of Iowa European Studies Group and UI International Programs are sponsoring this event.