News from AMO

We would like to cordially invite you to one of the student simulation of the U.S. presidential debate connected with public debate which will take place in Brno. The event will be held on Monday, October 24, from 5:30 PM.


  • Miloš Gregor, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno
  • Jakub El-Ahmadieh, AMO
  • Jeffrey Vanderziel, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno

Both debate and simulation will be held in English. Please confirm your attendence by filling up this form. Partners of the event are U.S. Embassy in Prague and Europe Direct Brno.

ALYAS – series of lectures for selected university students and young professionals with an interest in Asia affairs starts its 7th year. 8 lectures, which will be delivered during the winter semester 2016, will be focused exclusively on China. Participants will directly interact with foreign and Czech experts and practitioners with extensive knowledge of China in a small group setting.You can apply by October 16, 2016. Send your CV and short motivation letter (max. 300 words) to .

Vít Dostál is one of the editors and Vlaďka Votavová one of the contributors of thebook published on the occassion of the 25th anniversary of the Visegrád Group. “What does have the potential to greatly diminish or harm the V4 brand in emerging democracies is a lack of foreign policy strategy and ambivalence in bilateral relations,” comments Vlaďka Votavová in her article.

Tomáš Jungwirth gave an interview to the EU-Russia Civil Society Forumdescribing AMO activities in the field of V4 and commenting on the challenges for the Viségrad coutries and rise of populism in Europe. The interview was shot on the occassion of the seminar “Populist and Demagogues: What Attracts People to Them?” held in Warsaw.

“China’s apparent ‘divide and rule’ policy would only further turn off Taiwanese voters,” comments Michal Thim in his article for South China Morning Post. According to his analysis, KMT will face grim prospects as an agent of Beijing’s interests. 

New book Medyyaadukacyya v suchasnayi shkole was published. The methodical brochure written by Czech and Belarusian teachers and edited by Pavel Daněk deals with the media education and the development of media literacy in the society. This book was published as a part of project Media Literacy and Media Education in Belarus supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the framework of the Transition Promotion Program.