Vladimír Dlouhý, Presidential Candidate, Czech Republic

The eurozone crisis has dramatically altered the European economic and political landscape. For the first time in decades, the countries of Eastern Europe are no longer seen as the continent’s laggards, having been supplanted by the Southern European periphery countries—where the epicenter of the crisis lies. This development presents new opportunities, but also risks, for the countries of the region. What are the economic, political, and security implications of the crisis—both short and long term? What will be the dynamics among Eastern European countries, and between them and the wider European Union, as well as its neighbors to the East and South? Join Vladimír Dlouhý for an assessment of the impact of the eurozone crisis on the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, and beyond.

Vladimir DlouhyVladimír Dlouhý announced his candidacy for the presidency of the Czech Republic in the summer of 2012. He is currently non-executive director of KSK Power Ventur (India), chairman of the Advisory Board of Meridiam Infrastructure (France), associate professor of macroeconomics and economic policy at Charles University in Prague, and member of the Board of Overseers of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Since 1997, he has held the position of international advisor for Central and Eastern Europe at Goldman Sachs, and served in a similar capacity with ABB Ltd until 2010. From 1992 to 1997 he served as member of Parliament and vice chairman of the Civic Democratic Alliance party, prior to which he served as minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. In 1989, he joined the first post-communist government of Czechoslovakia as minister of Economy. Dlouhý holds a B.A. from Charles University in Prague, and an M.B.A. from the Catholic University in Leuven.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Refunds will be processed for registrants as soon as possible. We hope to host Vladimír Dlouhý at a future date.


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   on Global Affairs
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   Suite 1100
   Chicago, IL 60604 

   11:45 a.m.

   12:00 noon
   Lunch, presentation, and

   1:30 p.m.

   Cost: $35
   Pre-registration is required.

   Exclusively for members of
   the Board of Directors,
   Chairman’s Circle, Corporate
   Principals, Directors’ Circle,
   and President’s Circle

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