Czech sociologist Ivo Možný dies

10-09-2016

The death was announced Saturday of top Czech sociologist Ivo Možný at the age of 84. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Možný was credited with founding modern Czech sociology. He had been banned from teaching by authorities after the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces. In 2015 he was awarded the Neuron Prize for his contribution to Czech learning. He specialized mostly in family studies and social politics related to the family. He was rector of the sociology faculty at Brno’s Masaryk University and later professor there. For a few years in the 1960’s he was a reporter at Czech Radio in Prague.