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Michael Žantovský


President, Aspen Institute Prague, Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Czech Republic

President of the Aspen Institute Prague and Czech Ambassador to the United Kingdom, he was previously member of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (1997–2003), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense and Security and President of the Civic Democratic Alliance. Amb. Žantovsky has also served as Czech Ambassador in the USA and in Israel and as spokesman and political director of the President’s office for President Vaclav Havel. He is a founding member of the Civic Forum and of the Czech P.E.N. He has taught American Studies at Charles University and Euro-American relations at New York University in Prague. Amb. Žantovský studied Psychology at Charles University in Prague and at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


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