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. Please see Havel Archives
Havel ConversationsHavel Conversations 2016-2017 November 15, 2017 The Havel Conversations project is an oral history initiative in which artists, activists and politicians reflect upon Vaclav Havel’s legacy, and themes close to the late Czech president such as cultural diplomacy and human rights. This collection of interviews with American politicians (such as Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright), and … 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.