The University of Guam is proud to welcome Hynek Kmoníček, Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States, as the 34th speaker in the Presidential Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the IT&E Lecture Hall located on the first floor of Leon Guerrero Business and Public Administration Building on the UOG Campus. The title of his lecture is "1918-2018: 100 Years of Czech State."
“We are honored to for Ambassador Kmoníček to speak at the University of Guam and to share his knowledge and experiences as an international diplomat,” said UOG President Robert Underwood.
Franz Kafka and Prague Exhibit
As part of Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček’s visit to Guam, the Embassy of the Czech Republic is hosting a special exhibit entitled “Franz Kafka and Prague” which will feature photographs and documents depicting the relationship between Prague and one of its most famous residents, Kafka, who was influenced by the city’s beauty and mystery.
The “Franz Kafka and Prague” exhibit has been displayed internationally. Ambassador Kmoníček will open the exhibit at the University’s RFK Memorial Library at 5:00 p.m. on February 15, directly after the Presidential Lecture. The exhibit is open to the public.
About the Lecturer
Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček's diplomatic career has spanned more than two decades since he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, specifically its Department for the Middle East and Africa, in 1995. He worked in different positions such as the Director of North Africa and Middle-East Department, the Director-General for Asia, Africa, and America, and the Deputy Foreign Minister in two different periods. He served as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Australia, India and the United Nations in New York.
Before joining the foreign service, the Ambassador studied English and Arabic Language Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and Modern History of the Middle East and Hebrew and Arabic Languages Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
He enjoys cooking ethnic cuisine, collecting the hottest sauces on this planet, and writing for various magazines and newspapers.
Bio provided by the Czech Republic Embassy.