Oral history focused on Vaclav’s Havel legacy in the United States and Canada before, during, and after his presidency aims to engage both public and scholarly interest in the dissident-to-president’s life and Havel’s unique leadership that interwove political and diplomatic life with music, arts, and dramatic and literary walks of life. Havel Conversations develop interviews that were prepared for Vaclav Havel Residency at Columbia University in 2006 by Columbia Center for New Media Teaching & Learning.
Havel ConversationsOn the role of the Visegrad Group and Havel’s legacy August 6, 2016 Source: New Eastern Europe / www.neweasterneurope.eu / By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska An interview with Michael Žantovský, a Czech diplomat, author, the current Director of the Vaclav Havel Library and president of the Aspen Institute Prague. Interviewer: Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska. AGNIESZKA PIKULICKA-WILCZEWSKA: In light of the Ukraine crisis and the refugee crisis, do you think … Havel ConversationsHavel@80: Reflections on his Thoughts and Legacies April 7, 2016 Havel@80: Reflections on his Thoughts and Legacies Prepared by: COLUMBIA | SIPA Center on Global Economic Governance Five distinguished professors in discussion on Vaclav Havel’s legacy as well as the current political and economic developments in Central-East Europe: Alexander A. Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Professor of Political Science, Barnard College; … Havel ConversationsVoices of Havel May 4, 2015 In summer 2013, former Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Craig Stapleton, conversed with Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and General Scowcroft. “When you’re the president, you get to meet interesting people, and there was no more interesting person than Vaclav Havel… he was a true leader, had … Havel ConversationsHavel: A Life April 20, 2015 David Remnick, The New Yorker editor, journalist and writer, discusses the definitive biography Havel: A Life, with its author Michael Žantovský, Václav Havel’s former press secretary and longtime friend. Havel ConversationsWilliam and Wendy Luers Interviewed in Prague November 22, 2013 Ambassador William Luers, member of the VHLF Advisory Board, and Wendy Luers, Vice-Chairman of the VHLF Board of Directors, were recently interviewed at the Havel Library in Prague. The Luers discussed their experiences and views of Czechoslovakia in the 1980’s, the Velvet Revolution, and the transition of Czechoslovakia to democracy. … Havel ConversationsMartin Palous on Leadership January 30, 2013 Martin Palous, former Czech Ambassador to the United Nations and a pivotal figure in the Velvet Revolution, reflects on non-violent democratic revolution and the importance of personal and spiritual commitment. Sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln.”