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Bořek Lizec

Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago

Bořek Lizec


Academic degrees: Ph.D., M.A.I.S., Dipl.-Ing.

Date & place of birh: January 10, 1974, Praha    

Career history:

1999 – present    MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC (MFA)                                                      
1/9/2014 - present Consul General in Chicago, U.S.A.           
2011 – 2014 Deputy Director of the Public Diplomacy Department, MFA
2010 – 2011 Economic Expert, Bilateral Economic Relations Department, MFA
2009 – 2010 Advisor to the Secretary General-Deputy Minister, MFA
2008 – 2009 Spokesman & General Assembly Coordinator, Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (during the Czech EU presidency and its preparations)
2005 – 2008 Deputy Consul General in Chicago, U.S.A.                        
2005 Head of the Consulate General under construction, U.S.A.
2005 EU Political and Security Committee Coordinator, Department for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU, MFA         
2002 – 2003 Antiterrorist Coordinator of the MFA                                      
1999 – 2000 Humanitarian Assistance and Development Cooperation Expert, Department for External Economic Relations and International Organizations, MFA
1998 - 1999 Business Director, LIMAG (EXPORT-IMPORT) S.R.O. (International Trade)


Education & academic experience:

2001 – 2005

UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS IN PRAGUE, Faculty of International Relations, Czech Republic     

Ph.D in European Studies, Thesis: Transatlantic Team versus Transatlantic Partnership - European and Transatlantic Institutional Architectures Through the Lenses of Two Alternative Visions

2003 – 2004

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, Department of Political Science, U.S.A.                                                                     

Teaching Assistantship & participation in the Ph.D. Program (in the framework of Dual Degree Program - joint program of the University of Cincinnati and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna)

2000 – 2002 DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY OF VIENNA, Austria     
2001 – 2002 Master of Advanced International Studies, M.A.I.S., Thesis: Current Developments in the European Security and Defense Policy Project with Special Emphasis on 11 September and the Transatlantic Perspective
2000 – 2001 Special Course in International Studies, Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies
1992 – 1998

UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS IN PRAGUE, Faculty of International Relations, Czech Republic              

Master and Bachelor program in International Trade (major) and Commercial Languages - German, English and Spanish (minor), Thesis: Export Promotion in the Federal Republic of Germany

Marital status:

married to Katerina Lizcova Kulhankova