Anglo-American University introduced new series of RESEARCH & CREATIVE COFFEES which are aimed to be a platform for discussions about publications, projects and working papers of AAU Faculty as well as AAU students.

In the 2018 Fall semester we have planned 4 events, always on Friday starting 9.30am in room 1.33 on the following dates: September 14, October 19, November 23 and December 7.

Next event is planned for November 23, starting 9.30am in room 1.33 and will be devoted to two research papers:

  • Lost in Translation? Effects of the European gender regulations in the Czech Republic by Mgr. Zuzana Fellegi, LL.M.
  • The World of Two Legations:  Establishing  Czechoslovak – U.S. Diplomatic Relations and the Role of Institutional Experience by prof. PhDr. Milada Polišenská, CSc.

Registration is needed at this link. Please register!!! Registered participants will get the full papers.

Contact person: Pelin Musil Ayan 

Paper 1: Lost in Translation? Effects of the European gender regulations in the Czech Republic

Zuzana Fellegi, Anglo-American University

Since the fall of the Iron curtain, the Czech Republic changed its path from a determined and disciplined EU candidate into one of the major Euroscepticis of the Union. While adoption of the EU acquis was a precondition to the EU accession, a general political attitude towards new laws and standards coming from the Brussels has become very skeptical, and in some fields such as anti-discrimination and gender equality almost hostile. Despite having formally adopted almost complete EU gender acquis, the Czech Republic lags behind most European states with one of the lowest percentage of female representation in state and private decision-making organs as well as one of the biggest European pay gaps. This article aims to assess a current level of adoption of the European gender standards and to point out major obstacles in its effective use.

Paper 2: The World of Two Legations:  Establishing Czechoslovak – U.S. Diplomatic Relations and the Role of Institutional Experience

Milada Polišenská,  Anglo-American University

This  article  compares the  establishment and first years of operations of Czechoslovak Legation in Washington  and of the U. S. Legation in Prague. The  beginnings of Czechoslovak Legation under  the Commissar Charles Pergler, Chargé d´Affaires Jan Masaryk and  first Envoy Bedřich Štěpánek   were affected by instability, while American Legation in Prague  under the Envoy Richard T. Crane could rely on a long tradition of American Foreign Service. The presentation concludes by a   recognition of  the U. S. most significant  role for the  Czechoslovak independence.