Michael Žantovský

Executive Director, Václav Havel Library


Michael Žantovský is the Executive Director of the Václav Havel Library and a member of the Forum 2000 Foundation Program Council. Previously, Mr. Žantovský served as an Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States, as the President of the Aspen Institute in Prague, the Chairman of the Civic Democratic Alliance, and a Senator of the Civic Democratic Alliance in the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Mr. Žantovský was also the Spokesman and the Political Director in the Office of the President of the Czech Republic. In 2014 he published a book called Havel. Mr. Žantovský is a graduate of Charles University in Prague and of McGill University in Canada.