The STEAR Dialogue: In Conversation with Ambassador Josef Rychtar
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About the Event
One of STEAR’s pillars is to strengthen mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through our events. The STEAR Dialogue is our event series format which invites high level speakers under the broad umbrella of international relations across Eurasia to engage with our youth audience in an interactive question-and-answer format. In particular, this event series will focus on more personal, experience-oriented and diverse themes including career development, advice for young people, culture, activism, etc. It is a chance for our audience to get to know practitioners and experts in different fields on a deeper level by asking them questions, and for our speakers to interact with an audience of mostly students and young professionals.
Dr. Josef Rychtar is the current Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Islamic Republic of Iran and has been active in this role since March 2020. He joined the Czech diplomatic service after receiving a PhD (1985) in Applied Geophysics awarded by the Charles University in Prague, and studying at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (1994). Having worked as Acting Director for the Diplomatic Protocol Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since 1996 he has been Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Kuwait, Colombia and Ecuador, the Philippines, Palau, Federative States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Nauru, Chile and Bolivia. He has also been appointed Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department (2007-2009), and of the Foreign Policy Planning Department (2018-2020) of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.