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diplomat , politician

Petr Kolar, Czech ambassador. Scholar Woodrow Wilson Center, 1991, University London, Institute History Research, 1991-1992; research fellow Norwegian Nobel Institute, 1993.


Kolar, Petr was born on September 27, 1962 in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Son of Josef and Marie Kolar.


Kolář graduated from Charles University in Prague in 1986 with majors in information technology, library science and ethnography.


He served as ambassador to Russia from 2010 through 2012. He is currently a senior advisor to the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs in Prague. His interests are international politics, sport, literature, history, fine arts.

Kolář is married and has two children. Kolář has held numerous positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Czech Ambassador to Sweden.

In 1999, Kolář became Ambassador to Ireland. He left the office in 2003. From 1 September 2003 to 12 October 2005, he was Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Bilateral Relations.

Until the end of June 2010 he was the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, author: Metropolitan, 1991, Telegraf, 1992, Lidova Demokracie, 1993, Kosmopolitan, 1993.


Married Jaroslava Bendova, October 7, 1983. Children: Ondrej, Adam.

Josef Kolar

Marie Kolar

Jaroslava Bendova

Adam Kolar

Ondrej Kolar