Prof. Milada Polisenska Honored by U.S. Embassy

Ambassador King presents Centennial Award to Milada Polisenska, photo courtesy of US Embassy Prague

Distinguished member of the SVU, Prof. Milada Polišenská, was honored at a special Centennial Celebration held in the US Ambassador’s residence in Prague in November 2018. The Centennial Award honored three exceptional Czech citizens who have made significant contributions to the U.S.-Czech relationship. Prof. Polišenská was awarded the Centennial Award for promotion and advancement of the educational and cultural spheres. [original press release]

Respected historian and university professor, Deputy President of Anglo-American University in Prague, has made a life-long contribution to Czech-American relations through culture, education, and research. Her book on the history of diplomatic relations between Czechoslovakia and the United States and her research articles place her among the Czech Republic’s finest scholars.

Prof. Polišenská has been awarded several major research grants, scholarships (Fulbright scholarship), and fellowships (Cold War International History Project Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.). She was most recently awarded the Senior Fernand Braudel Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences awarded its 2018 Special Centennial Award to Prof. Polišenská in July 2018, at a ceremony that opened the 29th SVU World Congress in Prague.