is visiting professor at New York University Prague. He served as spokesman and policy adviser for the President of the Czech Republic and Special Czech Government Envoy for Communications of the Missile Defense Program. He was a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2012, he received the Distinguished Leadership Award For Internationals from University of Minnesota. His latest book is Perhaps Even the Dictator Will Show Up (Možná přijde i diktátor, 2017).