Summer 2019: July 7-14, 2019
Spend one week in Prague, Czech Republic, with participants from North America, Europe and Central Asia who are passionate about exploring the many complex political and economic issues facing the world. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time with an exciting variety of academic, professional, networking, cultural and social activities that will bring out the best in each participant.
- An academic program dedicated to improving journalism ethics through courses on religious, business and conflict reporting.
- Guest lectures and panel discussions featuring prominent journalists, academics, diplomats, government officials and business leaders
- Visits to famous Prague sites and optional excursions to historic places around the Czech Republic
- Social & cultural events
Your participation also includes these exclusive benefits designed to make your summer in Prague an experience to remember:
- Housing in furnished dormitories
- At least two meals per day (usually breakfast and lunch; some group dinners are also planned)
- Roommate matching with participants from different countries
- A Prague Metro Pass for your stay with us at EJI
- Comprehensive orientation upon your arrival
- Dedicated program staff members who are available to communicate with you about any issues related to funding, visas and other general questions in the months leading up to the program
- Continued staff support while you are in Prague to ensure that you have the best possible experience
- Upon successful completion of the program, join an active network of 42,000 alumni worldwide
- 6:30 – 8:30 a.m
- 9 – 11 a.m.
- Academic Program I
- Professor Paul Glader: Entrepreneurial Journalism
- 11–11:15 a.m.
- 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
- Academic Program II
- Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi: Journalism and the Clash of Civilizations
- 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
- Academic Program III
- Guest Lecture on Russia Disinformation Campaign and Effects on Journalism with Jakub Janda: Director of the European Values Think Tank and Head of Kremlin Watch Program
- 3:45 – 5 p.m.
- Academic Program IV
- Prof. Sean Gallup: Photojournalism I
- 5:15 p.m.
- EJI Walking Tours of Prague
*This schedule is only meant to give an idea of the program’s general structure.
Sample Guest Speakers
The following is a list of past guests speakers at The Fund for American Studies and The Media Project. During the program, you can expect to hear from many prominent speakers like the ones listed below.
Mr. Edward Lucas of the United Kingdom – senior vice president at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), former senior editor at The Economist, long-serving foreign correspondent in Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and the Baltic states
Mr. David Jackson of the United States – former correspondent for Time magazine, former senior adviser for communications at the U.S. State Department and former web editor at the U.S. Department of Defense
The Honorable Ivan Mikloš of the Slovak Republic – former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic and former chief advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Mr. Jakub Janda of Czech Republic – executive director of the European Values Think-Tank and head of the Kremlin Watch Program
Mr. Vladimir Vaňo of Slovakia – head of communications for SK-NIC and group economist for CentralNic Group PLC
The Honorable Pavol Demeš of the Slovak Republic – NGO consultant, senior non-resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Ms. Karen Horn of Germany/Switzerland – former economic journalist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and former head of the Capital Office at the Institute of German Economy
Ms. Barbora Maronkova of the Slovak Republic – director of the NATO Information and Document Center in Ukraine
Mr. Jan Urban of the Czech Republic – conflict reporter, author and documentary writer who got his start during the Prague Spring of 1968