Luboš Dobrovský receives 2017 Transatlantic award
Former Czechoslovak defence minister Luboš Dobrovský was awarded the 2017 Transatlantic award at the international security conference Globsec held in Bratislava. Mr. Dobrovský was selected for his merit in supporting freedom and democracy in central Europe and his contribution in helping to anchor the country in Transatlantic structures. Dobrovský, a former dissident, served as president Havel’s chancellor in the years between 1992 and 1996. He later served as the Czech ambassador to Moscow. The Transatlantic award is bestowed annually by Globsec and the Czech Jagello 2000 association. Previous recipients of the award are the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the head of the Vaclav Havel Library Michal Žantovský.