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Czech President Vaclav Klaus to Speak on the Euro-Zone Crisis Today at Hunter College

September 24, 2012

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic will examine the crisis affecting the European Union at a major luncheon speech at Hunter College in New York on Monday, September 24, 2012.

The speech–a presentation of the Hudson Institute-Hunter College Forum inaugurated in 2011–will analyze problems affecting the Euro, the recent bailout of Greece, and European economic prospects in the future.

Klaus, an economist by training who has been president of the Czech Republic since 2003, is known as a forthright critic of monetary union.

The luncheon is the first event celebrating the publication of President Klaus’ new book, Europe: The Shattering of Illusions (Bloomsbury-Continuum, September 2012), in which Klaus calls for a fundamental transformation of the EU towards market economics.

The president will take questions from the press after delivering formal remarks at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Who: Address by Czech President Vaclav Klaus

What: Hudson Institute-Hunter College Forum

When: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY

Roosevelt House, an integral part of Hunter College since 1943, reopened in 2010 as a public policy institute honoring the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Its mission is three-fold: to educate students in public policy and human rights, to support faculty research, and to foster creative dialogue.

Hunter College is the largest college in the CUNY system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. Currently, over 22,000 students attend Hunter, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 different programs of study.

Founded by the late geo-strategist Herman Kahn in 1961, Hudson Institute is one of America’s premier policy research organizations. Hudson Institute provides policy research, insights, and analysis that advance national security, protect our liberty, and draw on the power of free markets.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact:
Susan Konig: 212-772-4068 (O), 646-409-6276 (C); skonig@hunter.cuny.edu

SOURCE The Hudson Institute, and Hunter College

Source: PR Newswire