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Program

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

2017 Conference of The Comenius Academic Club

Bringing together outstanding, internationally renowned intellectuals and artists, the Comenius Academic Club seeks to engage in advocacy in a variety of areas of general interest such as the organization and funding of science, healthcare, economy, education, humanities and culture.

 

The Club also seeks to connect researchers and decision makers as well as to communication with the general public. The consideration of issues and challenges will be independent of any interest group. At times, outside experts will be invited into the debate.

 

venue
BBLA at Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021

 

Free and open to the public.

 

This event is organized by Czech and Slovak Solidarity Council (CCSC), with support of BBLA. The Comenius Academic Club (CAC) is a part of the Czech and Slovak Solidarity Council, an independent (non-profit) cultural organization based in New York City, NY. 


PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

2:00 PM: Registration

AMERICA 2017
3:00 PM:

  • US Higher Education in the Trump Era: Chaos or Continuity  |  Barron Boyd, Rhodes College, Tennessee, USA
  • 2017 US Healthcare Reform?  |  Leslie D. Hirsch, Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Jersey, USA

6:00 PM: EXHIBITION OPENING

  • From the Silver Tolar to the American Dollar  |  Petr Vorel, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

6:30 PM: RECEPTION

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

NEW TRENDS IN BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND SMART MATERIALS

9:30 AM:

  • Symmetry - A Blueprint for Nature | Josef Paldus, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Structure and Dynamics of Polycomb Bodies | Ivan Raška, Charles University, Czech Republic

11:00 AM: Coffee break

11:30 AM:

  • Host Targeted Drugs: A New Antiviral Paradigm | Thomas E. Shenk, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
  • Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes: Versatile Material for Applications |  Jan Macák, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

1:00 PM:  Lunch break

3:00 PM: GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CLUB - MEMBERS ONLY

4:30 PM: Roundtable discussion, moderated by Jiří Málek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

  • Evaluation of Higher Education and Funding of Science in the Czech Republic


SUNDAY, JUNE 25

INTEGRATION, DISINTEGRATION AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL EUROPE

9:30 AM:

  • Conditions for Integration of Central Europe at the End of the Middle Ages |  Petr Vorel, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Habsburg Monarchy - An Attempt of Dynastic Integration of Central Europe |  Jaroslav Pánek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

11:00 AM: Coffee break

11:30 AM: 

  • New Era Nationalism and Problems of Co-Existence  |  Zdeněk David, Woodrow Wilson Institute, Washington, DC, USA
  • Transformation of Central Europe in the 20th Century |  Delia Popescu, Le Moyne College, New York, USA

MORE INFO

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Jun 23, 2017
To: Jun 25, 2017

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