Hudson Institute will host Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský for remarks on the Czech view of the Indo-Pacific, the war in Ukraine, and transatlantic relations, followed by a conversation with Europe and Eurasia Center Director Peter Rough.
Minister Lipavský has made transatlantic cooperation, democratic values, and human rights the centerpieces of his agenda since becoming foreign minister in December 2021. He is well known for his clear-eyed view of the challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation.
Minister Lipavský has also earned a reputation in Washington as a friend of Taiwan, an ally of the United States, and a supporter of Ukraine. He has called on the European Union to support “bullied” democracies “as much as possible” and has lobbied for Czechia’s military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, which includes generously hosting hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees.