Mr. Mareš is graduated from the Faculty of History at Warsaw University (1973) and Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University (1978). He holds a PhD from Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Czechoslovak and World History (1988). Mr. Mareš worked as a Director of the Institute of International Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (1993-1995) as well as a Head of the Department of American Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (1995-1998). Mr. Mareš served as a Chairman of the Committee on Research, Education and Culture and as a Member of the Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at the Parliament of the Czech Republic (1998-2002). In 20020-2004 Mr. Mareš was a Deputy Prime Minister for Research, Development, Human Rights and Human Resources at the government of the Czech Republic. He also served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2006-2010). Since 2010 he is a Special Envoy for Eastern Partnership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.