Jan Havránek is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC.

Prior to his appointment, he served as the Deputy Minister of Defence responsible for defence policy and strategy, international cooperation, defence planning and crisis management (2020-2022).

He previously was the Policy Adviser at the Policy Planning Unit of the Office of the NATO Secretary General in Brussels (2017-2020); Head of Defense Section at the Czech Republic’s Permanent Representation to NATO in Brussels (2014-2017); Assistant First Deputy Minister of Defense (2013-2014); and foreign policy advisor to Minister of Defence (2010-2012).

Jan Havranek is a frequent speaker and commentator on international security, transatlantic relations, hybrid warfare, NATO, EU and other related subjects. In 2013, he was named to the Diplomatic Courier’s annual list of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders.” His other engagements have included cooperation with GLOBSEC projects (2011-2013), fellowship at Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA, 2013-2014); and work for the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI, 2003-2006) and the Association for International Affairs in Prague (AMO, 2002-2007)

Jan holds a master’s degree in international security studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2009).