Jaroslav Kurfürst, Ph.D. is a diplomat and political geographer, dealing with transatlantic security issues as well as European and Russian foreign policy. Since 1997 he has been an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, he has worked at the Czech embassies in Moscow, Washington, and Brussels (in 2014-2019 as an Ambassador). At headquarters, he held managerial positions in security and European policy. Since 2019 he has been a special representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Eastern Partnership. He lectures externally at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, and the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.