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June 23-25, 2017

The 5th Annual Conference in New York City 2017


The 2017 conference will take place at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City between June 23 & 25, 2017.

Program of the meeting:

Friday, June 23, 2017

2:00 pm 

REGISTRATION

2:45 pm

OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

3:00 pm 

AMERICA 2017
Moderator: Vlado Šimko, State University of  New York, USA

2017 US Healthcare Reform?
Leslie D. Hirsch, Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Jersey, USA

US Higher Education in the Trump Era: Chaos or Continuity   
Barron Boyd, Rhodes College, Tennessee, USA

5:45 pm

COMENIUS MEDAL AWARD
Markéta Pánková, National Pedagogical Museum  and Library of J.A. Comenius, Prague, Czech Republic
 

6:00 pm 

OPENING OF THE EXHIBIT
From the Silver Tolar to the American Dollar     
Petr Vorel, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

6:30 pm

RECEPTION - MEMBERS ONLY

Saturday, June 24, 2017

9:30 am

NEW TRENDS IN BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND SMART MATERIALS
Moderator: Karel Raška, Jr., Rutgers University and Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Jersey, USA

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
Evaluation of Higher Education and Funding of Science in the Czech Republic
Moderator:  Jíří Málek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
                   Jiří Drahoš, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

6:30 pm

CONFERENCE BANQUET

Sunday, June 25, 2017

9:30 am

INTEGRATION, DISINTEGRATION AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL EUROPE
Moderator: Jaroslav Pánek, Academy of Sciences of  the Czech Republic, Prague

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

 

If interested, we will schedule a visit and bus tour of the campuses of the 2 nearby universities, i.e. Princeton and Rutgers.

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