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VHLF-Gala2020-invite-1600x1000 NewsVHLF & BBLA Annual Gala Celebrating Cultural Diplomacy August 1, 2020 VHLF & BBLA Annual Gala Celebrating Cultural Diplomacy and Honoring Ambassador William and Wendy Luers and presenting the fifth annual Disturbing the Peace Award Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6 – 8 pm Join the party featuring presentation of the annual Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk, …
Angel Disturbing the peace, NewsVaclav Havel Library Foundation Announces Angel Santiesteban Prats as the 2020 Winner, Disturbing the Peace, Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk July 31, 2020 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation announced today that the winner of the 2020 Disturbing the Peace, Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk is Cuban author Angel Santiesteban Prats. Angel Santiesteban Prats is a renowned Cuban short-story writer, social commentator, and blogger. He has been published around the world and …
small Courtesy of Bontonfilm News‘Havel’: Film Review July 23, 2020 Source: Variety / https://variety.com / By Alissia Simon / This creative biopic of the playwright who became president of Czechoslovakia doesn’t let pesky facts get in the way of a good story. Ideally timed to draw domestic audiences back into Czech cinemas, loosely historical local-hero biopic “Havel” doesn’t let pesky …
Vaclav Havel Memorial Bench in Bratislava NewsVaclav Havel Memorial Bench Unveiled in Bratislava July 8, 2020 Source: TASR / www.tasr.sk / By ko / Bratislava, July 5 (TASR) – The Slovak capital has ranked among the world cities having a memorial place dedicated to Vaclav Havel, as the Vaclav Havel bench was unveiled on Vajanskeho Embankment in Bratislava on Sunday. The day of the bench’s unveiling …
Ahval NewsOsman Kavala nominated for Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize June 7, 2020 Source: Ahval News / www.ahvalnews.com / By Yavuz Baydar / A group of politicians and intellectuals from Europe and the United States have nominated the jailed philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala, one of the most prominent human rights defenders and civil society activists in Turkey, for the Vaclav Havel Human …
Discussion-may-2020 Havel Conversations, NewsTranslating Havel: The Tricky Parts May 31, 2020 Translating Havel: The Tricky Parts Moderated discussion, readings, Q&A Rehearsal for Truth, Theater Festival honoring Vaclav Havel 2020 Spring Weekend of Stage Readings Organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association Renowned English translators of Vaclav Havel’s works – Paul Wilson, Jan Novak and Stepan Simek …
Havel revolution NewsHavel, Unfinished Revolution by David Gilbreath Barton, University of Pittsburgh Press May 21, 2020 Havel, Unfinished Revolution, is the most recent biography of Vaclav Havel, published last month by University of Pittsburgh Press. The biography is the result of some seven years of research and attempts to understand Havel’s legacy in light of the current crises in democratic societies. David Barton states: “I myself …
Havel by Skacha EventsVáclav Havel to be commemorated in Prague with a series of events this week December 19, 2019 Source:  Expats cz / https://news.expats.cz / By Katrina Modra / Eight years ago on December 18, 2011, Czech president Václav Havel died at age 75 A number of events are planned in the Czech capital this Wednesday, December 18, to commemorate the anniversary of Czech President Václav Havel who died …
Remembering November ‘89 | November 4, 7 pm, 3rd floor NewsRemembering November ‘89 October 23, 2019 November 4, 7 pm, 3rd floor World premiere of a documentary Ask at Home ’89 / Spytaj sa vasich ’89, followed by Q&A with the director Barbora Bereznakova. Discussion enhanced by interactive polling and insights in real time by Slido. The Ask Your ‘89 documentary brings an insight into the …
Wai Ting Loretta Lau Events24-hour performance in Prague highlights fight for freedom in China October 13, 2019 Source: Expats.cz / https://news.expats.cz / By ČTK / Prague, Oct 11 (CTK) – Hong Kong Artist Wai Ting Loretta Lau is presenting her Memory Eraser performance, in which she is inside a two-metre cube in a square in the city centre for 24 hours, to point to the importance of …
foreign czech minister NewsCzech Foreign Minister joins launch of Havel project on Cuba October 3, 2019 Source: Florida International University / https://news.fiu.edu / By Amy Ellis / Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček was only 8 years old when the Velvet Revolution of 1989 brought freedom to his country and an end to communist rule. Through his work as a diplomat – and as a student of international relations …
Ilham Tohti NewsVaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti October 1, 2019 Source: DW / www.dw.com / The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored the Balkan-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Monday jointly awarded its human …
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a joint news conference after their summit on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images) NewsTrump wants Russia to join the G-7. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea August 28, 2019 Source: The Washington post / www.washingtonpost.com / By David J. Kramer / David J. Kramer is a senior fellow in the Vaclav Havel Center for Human Rights & Diplomacy and director of European and Eurasian studies at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. For …
Gala Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution EventsGala Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution August 1, 2019 Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:00 PM Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York Benefit gala celebrating the 30th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia and other Central and Eastern European countries, with guests of honor Ambassador Craig Stapleton and Mrs. Dorothy Stapleton. Master of ceremonies: Nicholas D. Lowry, …
Ellis Stump Contest for the best mini drama, NewsEllis Stump is the U.S. winner of the annual contest for the best mini-drama July 18, 2019 We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s playwriting competition is Ellis Stump! Ellis is a 2019 graduate of Penn State Schreyer Honors College where she majored in English and Media Studies (Film), minored in Gender Studies, Psychology, and Theatre, and received the …