The Legacy of Vaclav Havel and the Future of Democracy
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9:00-9:15am: Welcoming Remarks
Speakers: Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
9:15-9:30am: Introductory Remarks
Speakers: Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
9:30am-10:45am: The Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Reaffirming the Fundamental Principles of Freedom and Human Rights
Speakers: Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies
Igor Blaževič, Founder and Director, One World Film Festival
Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Hoover Institute
Moderator: Barbara Haig, Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy, National Endowment for Democracy
11:00am-12:15pm – Defending the Liberal World Order
Speakers: Leon Wieseltier, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
Moderator: Marc F. Plattner, Editor, Journal of Democracy
12:30pm to 2pm: – Havel in the 21st Century: Reviving Democratic Conviction
Speaker: Michael Zantovsky, Director, Vaclav Havel Library Foundation
Moderator: Christopher Walker, Vice President, Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy