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Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017 - Lunch Program
Europe’s Refugee Crisis: Unprecedented Challenges for the EU
Pavel Černoch

Pavel Černoch, deputy spokesperson for the Czech Permanent Representation to the European Union, will address the challenges currently facing European leaders trying to work together to solve a humanitarian crisis at the EU level despite differing domestic political constraints, disproportionate impacts across communities, and varying resources across European member states.

Pavel Černoch is a Czech political scientist and diplomat, who is currently working in media and public relations at the European Parliament in Brussels. Černoch has taught at Grinnell College in Iowa and he has received a fellowships from the Open Society Institute (OSI) in Budapest and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where he completed his Ph.D in European Studies. In 2002, Dr. Černoch entered the Czech Diplomatic Service and was appointed director of the Czech Centre in Brussels. He later joined the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU with the rank of counsellor as a public relations representative (deputy spokesperson). Since 2007, Černoch has worked as a staff member in the office of public relations and social media in the European Parliament. 

Dr. Černoch's Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at CMC.