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All required and optional readings can be accessed on-line via our password-protected site http://romaonline.fsv.cuni.cz. Please see Laura for the username and password.


Please note the following changes in the course timetable for weeks 7-10 and prepare for the classes accordingly.

Week Date Topic
7 6 April

Central Europe -- case study Czech Republic (Background, Policy and Practice)

8 13 April Policy case study – The Decade of Romani Inclusion
9 20 April Field research - reports and evaluation
10 27 April Romani migrations and their impact on policy-making

Following our fieldtrip, those of you who would like to visit a Romani family on an individual basis, please contact Barbara at babsi_t(at)gmx.at who can give you contact details for Mrs Demeterova.




The following events might be of interest to our students and others who visit this website:

Romani International Day -- 8 April

Information and programme of events taking place in Prague between 3-7 April 2006 can be viewed or downloaded here (in Czech only)


Panel discussion and special screening

The American Information Center would like to invite you to a panel discussion entitled "Empowering Marginalized Social Groups: The Role of Identity and Culture" that will take place on March 7, 15:00-16:30 in the Woodrow Wilson Center (Trziste 13, Prague 1). The panelists will include Pavel Barša  (Institute of International Relations), Bill Flood (independent community development consultant) and Joseph D. Lewandowski (Fulbright Scholar at the Charles University).

Among the issues discussed will be:

What are effective means for the advancement of marginalized social groups? U.S. and Czech experiences.
What role do culture and the arts play in this process?
What are the positive elements and potential pitfalls of identity politics?
How did identity politics work for African and Native Americans in the U.S.?

The discussion will be in Czech and English with simultaneous interpretation provided.


To attend please RSVP at aic@usembassy.cz or 257-530-640.



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