Michael Žantovský

Executive Director, Václav Havel Library

Czech Republic

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