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Jiří Šedivý

Jiří Šedivý
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Minister of Defence
In office
4 September 2006 – 9 January 2007
Prime MinisterMirek Topolánek
Preceded byKarel Kühnl
Succeeded byVlasta Parkanová
Permanent Representative
of the Czech Republic to NATO
Assumed office
1 September 2012
PresidentVáclav Klaus
Miloš Zeman
Preceded byMartin Povejšil
Personal details
Born (1963-08-20) 20 August 1963 (age 55)
Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materCharles University in Prague
King's College London

Jiří Šedivý (born 20 August 1963[1]) is a Czech politician and diplomat who is the current Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO, a position he has held since September 2012. Preceding that, he was the Czech Deputy Minister of Defense and Deputy Minister for European Affairs.[2] He also served as Defence Minister in 2006–2007.[1]

He was educated at Jan Neruda Grammar School, Charles University in Prague and King's College London (MA War Studies, 1994).[1]

From 2004 to 2006, Šedivý taught in security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Between 1999 and 2004, he was Director of the Institute of International Relations in Prague.[2]

In 2007, he became the highest-ranking Czech in NATO's history when he became the Assistant Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning.[1][3]

Šedivý was born in Prague.[1] He and his wife, Lucie, have a son.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Jiri Sedivy, Ph.D." Ministry of Defence (Czech Republic). 15 September 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jiří Šedivý". North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  3. ^ Jan Richter (31 July 2007). "Jiri Sedivy to become first Czech high up at NATO command". Radio Prague. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Ambassador Jiří Šedivý". North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Retrieved 6 February 2014.