Jiří Schneider

Executive Director, Aspen Institute Prague

Czech Republic

Currently Director of the Aspen Institute in Prague, Mr. Schneider served as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic from 2010 to 2014. He recently became Senior Fellow at the Prague Security Studies Institute, where he previously worked as Program Director. Before 2005, he held various positions at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Director General – Political Director, Head of the Policy Planning Department, and Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Israel. Prior to his diplomatic career, Mr. Schneider was a member of the Czechoslovak Federal Assembly. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) and obtained a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.