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Jiri Sedivy, a professor at the Marshall Center, has been named minister of defense for the Czech Republic.
Jiri Sedivy, a professor at the Marshall Center, has been named minister of defense for the Czech Republic. (Courtesy of Marshall Center)

GARMISCH, Germany — A Marshall Center professor on Monday was appointed minister of defense for the Czech Republic.

Jiri Sedivy was a professor of Central European Security Studies at the center’s College of International and Security Studies for more than two years. He was nominated by Czech Prime Minister-designate Mirek Topolanek.

Sedivy stepped down as professor upon accepting the appointment.

Sedivy, a native of that country, specialized in international security, international politics, international relations theory and war studies while teaching at the Marshall Center, based in Garmisch.

“I … decided to accept the honor in order to serve my country,” Sedivy said in a news release. “Among other things, I will have a unique opportunity to test the security sector theories that I was lecturing on in the Marshall Center.”

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