February 27, 2018
"Punctuated Equilibria Paradigm and Security in the Modern World"
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 will discuss punctuated equilibria theory in specific contexts based on their own professional experience.
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Ambassador Hynek Kmonicek
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the United States
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
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
LTC Otakar Foltyn
Special Forces Directorate, General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Prague
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