Episode Two - Liberty vs. Tyranny: Czech Views on Russia’s War in Ukraine

Liberty vs. Tyranny: Czech Views on Ukraine, Freedom and Democracy Shaped by Strife with Russia

Jun 11 2022 • 1 hr 3 mins


In this second and final episode of Liberty vs. Tyranny: Czech Views on Ukraine, Freedom and Democracy Shaped by Strife with Russia, CITIZENARTS founder Jim Gabbe is once again joined by a distinguished panel of Czechs and other experts on the Czech Republic.

In this episode, the discussion turns to the Russian war on Ukraine. Given its history with Russia, fight for freedom and democracy and proximity to Ukraine - this  tragic confrontation is front and center in the minds of the Czech people.  Indeed, there are striking parallels between the Czech Republic and Ukraine experience - notably a growing orientation toward western Europe and democracy - and a brutally repressive response from Russia.

Joining us once again are: Jan Kavan, a student leader during the Prague Spring, later foreign minister, deputy prime minister of the Czech Republic and signatory to its NATO membership, and president of the United Nations General Assembly; Pavel Hlavacek, professor and authority on politics in the Czech Republic, and US foreign policy/security issues in East Asia; Eva Klabalova, designer, product developer, lecturer, and founder/creative director of KAVA footwear; and Jan Železný, the youngest member elected to his town council and currently a PhD student focused on global political economics, particularly the US-China rivalry and US foreign policy in Asia. And joining us for this episode are Aleš Fuksa, a noted Czech journalist and Scott Andrews, a former US Army linguist and currently a researcher and lecturer at the Military History Institute of the Czech University of Defence.

EPISODE NOTES

Liberty vs. Tyranny: Czech Views on Ukraine, Freedom and Democracy Shaped by Strife with Russia is a production of CITIZENARTS. www.citizenartscreative.orgMore about this podcast, including bios for our distinguished panel can be found at www.citizenartscreative.org/libertyvstyranny

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