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"Punctuated Equilibria Paradigm and Security in the Modern World"

February 27, 2018

Since the 1970s, the theories of punctuated equilibria and multiplier effect have been gaining importance and significance, including to militaries around the world. Developed versions adapted to complex societies may be considered one of the most promising and strategic avenues of research in social sciences. These two theoretical tools offer a way to anticipate major events and conflicts that may come into being and that better knowledge of the universal processes and laws governing any complex society is of critical importance for the 21st century. A panel of experts discussed punctuated equilibria theory in specific contexts based on their own professional experience.

 

Welcoming remarks were made by Ambassador Hynek Kmonicek (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the United States) and Colonel Tom O’Leary, USMC (Ret.) (Executive Vice President and COO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies). Professor Yonah Alexander (Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies) moderated the seminar. The panel included Professor Miroslav Barta (Professor of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague), Professor Martin Kovar (Vice-rector for Public Affairs, Charles University, Prague), Brigadier General Karel Rehka (Multinational Division North East Deputy Commander, Elblag, Poland), and LTC Otakar Foltyn (Special Forces Directorate, General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Prague). Closing remarks were provided by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.) (Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies).

 

This event can be viewed on UStream.

 

 

 

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