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Bořek Lizec

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Canada


Bořek Lizec

Bořek Lizec

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

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

Official Personal Facebook Page:        https://www.facebook.com/BorekLizec

Twitter: @boreklizec

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl21m-xeTlT7OBnB-QWSsFQ


Career history:


September 9, 2019 – present 

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Canada 
July 10, 2019 – September 9, 2019 Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic to Canada 
2014 – 2019 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)

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


Bořek Lizec is married to Kateřina Lizcová Kulhánková and together they have a son Jakub

Selected articles & interviews:

Interview for the Czech Public Radio – Radio Prague about Czech-Canadian history during World War II

All articles & personal message for the Historic Newspaper "Czechs & Canada" 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution Edition

Article for Diplomat & International Canada: "The Czech Republic - Our Future Is in Innovation"

Article for Czech Republic Your Trade Partner about Czech-Canadian close ties & business cooperation (page 4)

Interview for Czech Public Radio - Radio Prague - "Centennial Gala to Honor Role of Chicago in Czechoslovak Independence Drive"​

Interview for Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan - "Bonding of a Heritage"​

Article about my visit in Pisek, North Dakota - Grand Forks Herald​


For Interviews and articles in Czech please see the Czech version of the website.


Portrait photos of the ambassador can be downloaded from the "HD photos" folder below.


HD Photo 34 MB ZIP (Compressed archive) Nov 26, 2020

Czechs & Canada Historic Newspaper 2 MB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Jun 24, 2020

Diplomat & International Canada - Article 112 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Jun 24, 2020

Czech Republic Your Trade Partner - Article 803 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Jun 24, 2020