Director of Special Projects at Prague Security Studies Institute
Jiří Schneider served as the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic from 2010-2014. From 2005-2010, Mr. Schneider was a Program Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute. He was formerly Head of the Policy Planning Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994, 1999-2001, 2003) and Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Israel (1995- 1998). Mr. Schneider was an International Policy Fellow at the Open Society Institute in Budapest (2002) and an MP of the Czechoslovak Federal Assembly (1990-1992). He is a graduate of Czech Technical University and holds Diploma from University of Cambridge. During the WSF 2015 he will discuss with other panelists during the session “Border states – New security wave in Northern and Central Europe?”.