Prague Summer School


Our lecturers are specialists, who focus on a very limited scope of areas, and their daily activities are therefore very different from those of a general practitioner’s – they are more limited, yet with greater depth, and attention to every detail. They are partners, executives and senior official from top-tier law firms and businesses and government officials – all internationally-renowned experts.

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Bio - Jan Kohout

Jan Kohout is a Czech diplomat and politician. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in caretaker governments of Jan Fischer, where he also served as Deputy Prime Minister (May 2009 to July 2010) and Jiří Rusnok (July 2013 to January 2014). Since 1995, he is a member of the Social Democratic Party but before accepting the office of Foreign Minister he suspended party membership.

Mr. Kohout is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. After his graduation he started to work in the Institute of International Relations and after the Velvet revolution, he entered the Czechoslovak and later Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as Ambassador to the EU in Brussels as well as Deputy Foreign Minister. After Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla resigned in 2004, Kohout was offered the post but refused and Stanislav Gross took over as Premier.

Jan Kohout is presently an adviser to Czech president Miloš Zeman and a founder and president of the New Silk Road Institute.

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