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International Conference
Globalisation Challenges and New Trends of Governance
Academic Club of the University of Economics, Prague
20 November 2007

8:30 - 13:30 Registration

Academic Club Foyer

9:30 - 12:00 Plenary session

Chair: Prof. Eva Cihelková, Head of the Faculty of International Relations Research Plan, University of Economics, Prague

Opening of the conference, welcome address

Prof. Richard Hindls, Rector, University of Economics, Prague
Tomislav Delinić, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Dana Steinmetzová, Centre of European Studies, University of Economics, Prague

Multi-level governance and changing role of nation states
Prof. Luk van Langenhove, Comparative Regional Integration Studies Programme of the United Nations University

Civic society and democratic deficit of the EU
Karel B. Müller, Ph.D., University of Economics, Prague

Corporate governance in international context
H. E. Richard W. Graber, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 - 15:30 Panel sessions

Panel I. Global governance: supreme power of a few?

Chair: Prof. Zuzana Lehmannová, University of Economics, Prague

  • Martina Jiránková, Ph.D., University of Economics, Prague: Some theoretical aspects of global governance
  • Ludmila Štěrbová, University of Economics, Prague: Global Trade Governance and European Trade Policy: a conflicting merger?
  • Denisa Baráňová - Čiderová, Ph.D., University of Economics, Bratislava: 2007: A Breaktrough Year for the European Integration
  • Radka Druláková, Ph.D., University of Economics, Prague: Justice and Home Affairs in the European Union: sufficiently enough to respond new challenges?
  • Štěpánka Zemanová, Ph.D., University of Economics, Prague: Good governance: a goal reaching beoyond the CFSP framework?The case of the ACP-EU relations

Panel II. European governance: credible enough for global strategies?

Chair: Ingeborg Němcová, University of Economics, Prague

  • Dr. Sabina Kajnč, University of Ljubljana: (Limits of) Enlargement policy as a model for European foreign policy
  • Adéla Tesařová, European Commission: Environmental taxes: between environment and competitiveness
  • Hana Bartůňková, Charles University: Stock markets and economic growth in the European Union
  • Prof. Kaarel Kilvits, Prof. Alari Purju, Tallinn University of Technology: Delocalisation of industries and the role of governing institutions
  • Iveta Černá, University of Economics, Prague:Enterprise Promotion within Supranational Programmes Implemented in the Czech republic and the UK during EU Programming Period 2007-2013

Panel III. Corporate governance: does responsibility matter?

Chair: Martin Moravec, ITEG, a.s.
Participants of the panel discussion:

  • Jitka Chocová, CSR Manager, T-Mobile Czech Republic
  • Pavel Závitkovský, Partner, KPMG Česká republika
  • Eva Williams, Corporate & Legal Affairs Director, Tesco Stores ČR
  • Oldřich Stejskal, General Manager, 2N
  • Radek Špicar, Director, External Affairs, Škoda Auto, a.s.
  • Zdeněk Kočárek, Director of Foreign Department, Czech Chamber of Commerce

Programme in pdf can be downloaded here »