AAU President, Jiří Schwarz, was invited to welcome back the International Women’s Association of Prague for their first meeting of the year earlier this week.

On Tuesday 17th of January, the International Women’s Association of Prague (IWAP)* held its first meeting of 2023 in the AAU Library. Members of IWAP expressed their enjoyment in returning to AAU and ”feeling like they’re students again”.

Since 2021, AAU professors have hosted a variety of talks, lectures, and discussions for IWAP including Kateřina Vanová (Mozart’s Requiem), Robert Warren (Media in a Democracy), Marek Červený (Sculptures of David Cerny), Anthony Marais (Women in film), among many others.

This month also happens to be the 30th anniversary of the separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia! As the special guest for this first meeting, AAU President, Jiří Schwarz, gave a short talk titled ‘Czecho-Slovakia: a velvet divorce’. He discussed how the separation came to be, what impact it had on the further socio-economic development for each independent country, and where both Czech Republic and Slovakia are now in their respective developments.

Find out more information about the International Women’s Association of Prague, and how to get involved, by visiting their website here

*The International Women’s Association of Prague (IWAP) is a non-profit organization established in 1991. As an independent, non-political, non-profit organization run voluntarily by its members, they host meetings, discussions, a wide array of activities and social gatherings, and host or partake in charity events. Members range in age from 23 to 93 with a plentiful international community of both locals and expats in Prague.