Jakub Kulhánek

Jakub Kulhánek

Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 11 November 2021 in resignation.

Personal details:

Born in Mělník on 30 June 1984


Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC, MA in international relations

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, BA in international territorial studies

University of Kent, Department of Politics, Canterbury, UK, One-year student exchange programme (graduated in social sciences)


2018 – 2021 Ministry of the interior of the Czech Republic (Deputy Minister responsible for government affairs)

2016 – 2018 External Consultancy Services

2014 - 2016 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs)

2014 Ministry of Defence of Czech Republic (Deputy Minister responsible for legislation, parliamentary affairs and public diplomacy)

2013 - 2014 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Advisor to the Minister on foreign affairs and security issues(

2011 - 2013 Parliament of the Czech Republic (Prague) (Advisor to the Shadow Minister of Defence and Vice-President  of the Chamber of Deputies(

2012 NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Brussels) (Researcher)

2007 – 2012 Association for International Affairs (Prague) (Research Fellow and Analyst, Eastern Europe Programme)

2011 European Commission (Brussels) (Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy)

2009 – 2010 Eurasian Strategy Project (Washington, DC) (Analyst)

2009 Center for European Policy Analysis – CEPA (Washington, DC) (Researcher)

2004 – 2005 NATO Information Center (Prague) (Analyst)

Holder of TOP SECRET and NATO TOP SECRET clearance certificates

Attended a number of courses on foreign and security policy

Lives in Prague with his partner and two year old daughter




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