Petr Pavel

Our Freedom and Security in a Globalised World

Panel Discussion with the President of Czech Republic, Petr Pavel

Jun 01, 2023 / Vienna / European Security and Defence

On the 1st of June 2023, the president of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel attended a panel discussion on the theme of “Our Freedom and Security in a Globalised World”.

The event was held at the Austrian National Defence Academy and co-organised by the AIES and the Vienna School of International Studies. It began with opening remarks given by Mr. Erich Csitkovits, Director, Training, Austrian Armed Forces and Commandant of the National Defence Academy Vienna. In his keynote speech, the president shared his experience on the topic from his career in the military and as a state leader.

The panel discussion between Ambassador Emil Brix (Director of the Vienna School of International Studies), President Petr Pavel and Erich Csitkovits was moderated by Werner Fasslabend (President of the AIES). The panel discussed the modern security challenges and possible solutions for the Czech Republic and Europe. Additionally, it included the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, global supply chain issues and power competition with China through the perspective of the Czech Republic and Europe.