Aspen Institute opens Prague branch
The prestigious Aspen Institute, an international non-profit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue, has opened a branch in Prague. The opening ceremony on Thursday was attended by the Czech-born former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright and the former Czech ambassador to the US Michael Žantovský, who has been named president of Aspen Prague. Radek Špicar, director of the Aspen Prague, said the organization would educate leading experts in business, politics, science and culture from around central Europe. The Prague branch of the institute will be active not just in the Czech Republic but also in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.