Milada Polišenská AAU Book Launch

Room 2.07

The AAU community and friends of the AAU Community are invited to join us May 12th from 4 – 6 PM CET at the Thurn-Taxis Palace for a special evening celebrating the history of Anglo-American University.

We are pleased to announce the long-awaited launch of tenured professor Milada Polišenská‘s latest book, Anglo-American College 1990/91 – 2000/01: Against All Odds. This monograph examines the struggles, successes, failures and lasting determination to establish a private Anglo-American College in Prague modeled on Western education. The book is also a contribution to the history of education in the transformative post-communist 1990s in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.

Anglo-American College 1990/91 – 2000/01: Against All Odds by Prof. PhDr. Milada Polišenská, CSc.

Prof. PhDr. Milada Polišenská, CSc., specializes in modern history of Central and Eastern Europe and diplomatic history. She joined Anglo-American University in 2003, served in several top administrative positions including Provost (2008 to 2017). She is author of seven monographs and a number of articles and book chapters published in the Czech Republic and internationally.

Prof. Polišenská has taught as visiting professor at universities in the United States, Taiwan and Thailand, and has been awarded several major research grants, scholarships (Fulbright scholarship), and fellowships (Senior Fernand Braudel Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, Senior Jan Patočka Fellowship at the Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria). She is a member of academic boards at several universities and of expert panels

We will also be joined by the original founder of AAU (previously known as Anglo-American College) Jansen Raichl, as we honor his contribution to the university with the unveiling of his formal portrait to be permanently displayed on the AAU campus.

AAU was founded in 1990, shortly after the collapse of communism, as the Anglo-American College (AAC) by Jansen Raichl and Dr. Vlasta Raichlová. Their vision was to create an educational institution that would combine the best of American and British academic principles with Central European traditions and give students a wide range of opportunities for future career in the local and international labor market.

We look forward to seeing you there!