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Consul General

Mr. Michal Sedláček

Tel: (310) 473-0889 ext. 225

E-mail: michal_sedlacek@mzv.cz

Date of birth: April 23, 1967 in Pilsen

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Employment:

2011 -          Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, CA – Consul General

2010 – 2011 Ministry of Foreign Affaris – Adviser to the Minister (November - December 2010)

2010            Office of the Government – Section for the EU Affairs – 1st Deputy Minister

2008 – 2010 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs – Deputy Minister for European Union and Foreign Affairs

2007 – 2008 Office of the Government – Section of the Vice Prime Minister for EU Affairs – Director of European Policies Coordination Department

2005– 2006 Independent consultant in the field of culture, social affairs, EU and foreign policy and general political consulting

2004                    Ministry of Informatics – Cabinet of the Minister, governmental agenda

1994 – 1998 Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington. DC – Political Counsellor, Head of the Political Section

1993 – 2001 Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Adviser to the Minister (year 1993)

1990 – 1992 Czech National Council – Member of Parliament (Constitutional and Legislative Committee, Committee for Investigation of the Death of Pavel Wonka, Committee for Youth and Sport)

Other work-related activities:

-        Member of the Board of trustees of the Foundation for Holocaust Victims (2007 – 2011)

-        Member of the advisory panel of the Government of the Czech Republic for the revitalization of the Moravskoslezsky Region (2007 – 2008)

-        Member of the National Coordination Group for the for Euro Changeover in the Czech Republic (2007 – 2008)

Education:

1998 – 2003 Columbia University, New York, USA – School of the Arts, Film Department, M.F.A. Degree

1991 – 1994 Charles University, Prague – Law School (not completed)

1985 – 1990 Charles University, Prague – Journalism School, Master Degree

1986 – 1988 FAMU, Film school, Prague – screenwriting

Other courses and classes:

1994 – 1997 Georgetown University, Washington, USA – Internationals Affairs, Politics, History of Art

1993            Stanford University (Hoover Institution), USA – Politics, Economics, International Affairs

1992            University Bonn, Germany –Internship with Bundestag

1991            National Forum Foundation (USA) – US. Congress internship

 

Artistic work:

Film Náraz [Trainwreck] – short film completed in 2001

-        Nominated in 2002 for Student Oscar

-        Best Director Award at Columbia University Film Festival in 2001

-        Special Mention awarded at Santiago de Chile and Drama film festivals

-        Selected for official competition at a number of international film festivals (Clermont-Ferrand, New York Shorts, San Francisco, Toronto)

Publishing experience:

Czech TV      -        2006 - 2007

Respekt        -        1992 – 2007

Reflex          -        1998 - 2007

Lidové noviny-       1999 - 2011

MF Dnes       -        1998 – 2006

Czech Radio -        1987 – 2006

 

Languages:

English and German (both fluently), French (intermediate) Russian (basic)

Other personal information:

-        Member of the coordination student strike committee in November 1989

-        married, sons Jakub (born 2006), son Filip (born 2008)