When: 2014-02-03 16:30 - 2014-02-03 18:00
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
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The State of the Union Speech will be assessed and analyzed at the American Center by Czech academics and journalists:
Jakub Lepš, University of New York Prague
Vít Pohanka, Czech Radio
Michael Romancov, Metropolitan University and IPS FSV UK
Helena Schulzová, Department of American Studies FSV UK
The discussion will be in Czech.
When President Obama addresses leaders of the U.S. federal government he will be fulfilling a constitutional obligation and following a long-standing tradition of American presidents. The U.S. Constitution requires that the president report to Congress “from time to time” on the “State of the Union.”
This constitutional requirement has evolved into the president’s annual State of the Union address, which now serves several purposes. The speech reports on the condition of the United States both domestically and internationally, recommends a legislative agenda for the coming year and gives the president the opportunity to personally convey his vision for the nation.