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 Jaroslav Knot, Ph.D.


Date of Birth: 20th October 1977
Place of Birth: Uherské Hradiště
Professional Career  
1/2017 – up to now Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Norway and to the Republic of Iceland
10/2016 – 12/2016 Office of the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11/2014 – 10/2016  Deputy Director, HR Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
8/2014 – 11/2014 Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Oslo
1/2014 – 7/2014 I. Secretary, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vienna
8/2012 – 12/2013 Department of Northern and Eastern Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
10/2009 – up to now Lector, Institute of German, Scandinavian and Dutch Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno
4/2008 – 7/2012 III. Secretary, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vienna
1/2004 – 4/2008  International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
10/2003 – 1/2004 EU Integration Department, Ministry of Justice
1/2002 – 9/2002

Swedish Trade Council Prague, Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic

9/2001 – 12/2001 Deputy Director, Department of Internal Affairs, County Authority Uherské Hradiště
2001 – 2005  Postgraduate studies, Institute of International and European Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno
2002 – 2003  Swedish Institute’s Scholarship Holder, Institute of International  Law, Faculty of Law, University of Stockholm
2002 Doctoral thesis, Institute of International and European Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno
1996 - 2001 Legal studies, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno
1992 - 1996 Business Academy, Uherské Hradiště

Interests and Skills

  • Author of various articles popularizing ways of Scandinavian living, culture and history
  • The Swedish Institute Award (2005) for promoting Swedish culture and language abroad
  • Lecturing in Diplomatic Academy of the Czech Republic
  • Lecturing in CzechTrade’s Export Academy
  • Legal lecturing for private and public sector in the Czech Republic (International Law, Civil Law, Labour Law).
  • Jessup Moot Court Competition 2006, National round, Judge
  • Czech Society of International Law, Member
  • Nordic Society Prague, Member
  • Scandinavian House Prague, Member
  • Active sportsman – floorball, jogging, table-tennis, badminton


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