Forum 2000 head Oldřich Černý dies aged 65

Oldřich Černý, the head of the Forum 2000 Foundation and a former collaborator of the late president Václav Havel, died on Saturday at the age of 65, a spokesman for the foundation said. Oldřich Černý worked as a book editor and translator before he became a security advisor to president Havel in 1990. He was also the head of the Czech intelligence services for some time in the 1990s. In 1999, he became the executive director of the Forum 2000 Foundation, an organization co-founded by Václav Havel which brought to Prague some of the world’s leading thinkers and intellectuals for annual conferences.

Author: Jan Richter