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KNOXVILLE –- Czech Republic Ambassador Petr Kolar will share his experiences and discuss U.S.-Czech Republic relations on Thursday at a luncheon at the University of Tennessee.

The event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the UT Visitors Center is sponsored by UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Tennessee World Affairs Council in Cookeville.

Cost is $15 for the luncheon. For reservations, call 865-974-0931 or e-mail

Prior to becoming ambassador, Kolar was a foreign affairs correspondent with a number of Czech dailies and magazine.

He also was an academic, most recently focusing on contemporary history, current international conflicts and relations between small and large states. As a guest researcher at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, he participated in an international research project entitled “The Superpowers and International Systems.”


Nissa Dahlin-Brown, (865) 974-0931,
Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034,