Displaying items by tag: politics
Can’t come home: the fateful morning of Feb 24Monday, 27 February 2023 09:20
The first anniversary of Russia’s attack on Ukraine has come and gone but saw renewed commitment on the part of the US and European allies. As the conflict continues, we focus on a student, Valentyn Shkriba, helping at Charles University.
Podcast: Even a few people can make a differenceMonday, 13 February 2023 09:51
When and why do national institutions change? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková and Sebastian Ottinger look back at European history and discuss its relevance for institutional change in today’s China or Russia.
Conspiracy theories have always been out thereTuesday, 01 November 2022 13:42
From the Freemasons to the mysterious Illuminati, take your pick: throughout history there has been no shortage of conspiracy theories suggesting most of us live with a veil over our eyes. Not knowing there are shadow organisations operating to overthrow society.
The role small states can playMonday, 21 February 2022 13:43
Tomáš Weiss from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University is the editor of a new book on the influence of small states in international security. “It may be interesting for Czech readers that the book devotes several chapters to the Czech Republic,” he says.
What having a genius IQ means for CU student Radek Pileček
He is a student at the Faculty of Science’s Department of Geography and is extremely intelligent. As in off the charts: an IQ of 160+. Radek Pileček. A young man known for having cast doubt on elections results and who came in second in the ‘Smartest Czech’ competition.
Life in the Disinformation AgeMonday, 03 June 2019 15:41
Disinformation online by malicious actors by now will surprise few people – but the big question is how best to tackle the problem. Increasingly, some are saying more damage than good is committed when the issue is framed only in alarmist terms and described solely as conflict or war – shutting down critical thinking.
Night Mayor Jan ŠternMonday, 03 June 2019 14:54
More and more cities around the world are introducing a job at city hall known as the Night Mayor – an official tasked with cultivating nightlife while lessening negatives such as noise, vandalism, or generally rowdy behaviour disturbing residents’ lives and sleep.
Political violence and present-day doom and gloomTuesday, 19 June 2018 10:13
This week saw the start of the 6th Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence co-organised by Charles University and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Prague. The event began with a keynote lecture by Oxford University’s Stathis Kalyvas, entitled “The Landscape of Political Violence” focusing on everything from classic warfare to asymmetrical conflict.