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Mr. Tomáš POJAR

Mr. Tomáš POJAR

National Security Advisor, Czech Republic

Professional Experience

  • 2023 – National Security Advisor to the Government of the Czech Republic

  • 2022 – Sherpa of the Prime Minister for EU Matters

  • 2022 – 2023 Deputy Minister for European Affairs, 

  • 2022 Advisor to the Prime Minister for Foreign and Security Policy 

  • 2014 – 2022 Vice President for International Relations, Cevro Institute, Prague (on temporary leave) 

  • 2014 – 2022      Defense, Security and Foreign Affairs Consultant

  • 2010 – 2014 Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the State of Israel

  • 2006 – 2010 First Deputy Minister for Security Affairs, EU Affairs and Bilateral Relations with European States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2005 – 2006  Deputy Minister for Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2005 Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 1997 – 2005 People in Need, Executive Director

  • 1996 – 1997 People in Need, Community Service

  • 1995 People in Need, Program Coordinator for the former USSR

  • 1993 – 1994 Humanitarian relief work in refugee camps in the former Yugoslavia


  • Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. M.A. Degree in Government with a specialization in Counter – Terrorism and Homeland Security. 

  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, B.A. Degree in Political Science. 

  • Gymnasium Nad Alejí, Prague, Czech Republic, specialization in Mathematics and Physics

  • The American International School in Israel, Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel 

Internships and Certified Programs

  • 2011 – 2012 Executive Certificate in Israeli Politics, History and Society; Lauder School of Government, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel  

  • 2003 – 2004 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship/National Endowment for Democracy, Washington D.C., USA


  • Ukrainian Order of Merit, 3rg grade

  • Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic, 3rd Class

  • Commemorative Badge of General Rudolf Medek 

  • World Economic Forum - Young Global Leader 2010

  • Ambassador of the Nation – Recognition by President of the Republic of Albania  


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