Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Martin Palous of Czech Republic

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Ambassador Palous discussed the impact of the Velvet Revolution in permitting the Czech and Slovaks to "rejoin the West.
Palous was one of the first to sign a document called Charter 77.
The advent of Charter 77 created a public space in Czechoslovakia, and this is key, Palous said in a lecture at the Watson Institute.
Palous was also elected to the Czechoslovakian Federal Assembly after the 1989 revolution and he became a member of its Foreign Affairs Committee.
Palous said this transformation could be prevented as long as public spaces were kept open.
Palous was elected to the Federal Assembly in 1990 and became a member of its Foreign Affairs Committee.
Palous has also been a active in various non-governmental organizations throughout his career.
Palous has also held a number of teaching positions, including at Charles University in Prague, where in 1994 he became a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences, serving also as Vice-Dean.
Palous received a Doctor of Natural Sciences degree in chemistry from Charles University in 1973.
Palous is married with two children.
Martin Palous is ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States.
The Czech mission has about trebled to 50 people, which Palous said is comparable with the personnel of similar-sized countries.
Palous said diplomats of the presiding country coordinate hundreds of meetings on UN.
Martin Palous is a doctor of natural sciences, a social philosopher and a former dissident against Communist rule.
Palous was among the first signatories of the Charter 77 document, which called on the then Communist regime in Czechoslovakia to respect human rights.
New York - The Czech mission to the United Nations in New York is ready to take over the duties of the European Union president on January 1, 2009, ambassador Martin Palous has told CTK.
Palous said he has named the Miami portion of Havel's US.
people seeking an overhaul on the island.
As a dissident, Martin Palous took part in the 1989 �Velvet Revolution� that overturned the Soviet-dominated Communist government in Czechoslovakia.
Palous was among the first signatories of the Charter 77 document calling on the Communist regime in power in Czechoslovakia to respect human rights.
Ambassador Palous is the author of many publications, including translations of the works of Hannah Arendt and the chapter on the Czech Republic in the volume Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe.
Palous has been a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University, and is a founding member of the Centre for Theoretical Studies, a research center administered jointly by Charles University in Prague, and the Czech Academy of Sciences.