Martin Palouš

Martin Palouš was appointed ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States by Václav Havel in 2001. A dissident and founding member of the Civic Forum, he was elected to the Federal Assembly in 1990. From there he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia as an adviser and then as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1992.

In October 1998, he became Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The author of numerous publications and a translator of the works of Hanah Arendt, Mr. Palouš has held a number of teaching positions at Charles University in Prague and has lectured extensively in the United States. (2005)







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