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Gordana Igric Photo by BIRN NewsBIRN Director Shortlisted for Vaclav Havel Prize August 31, 2016 Source: Balkan Insight / www.balkaninsight.com / By BIRN Staff / The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s regional director Gordana Igric has been nominated as one of three candidates for the prestigious Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016. The selection panel of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, comprising independent figures from …
PH by Milan Malicek EventsFiction vs. Reality of Central Europe_A talk by Jiří Pehe August 28, 2016 Thu, September 22 at 7pm Bohemina National Hall, 3rfd Fl., New York City The talk will discuss Central Europe as it is portrayed in literary fiction and compare it with the reality of current affairs. RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org Suggested donation $5.00 Jiří Pehe, PhD, is Director of New York University Prague and a faculty …
VHLF_800x500_3 EventsVaclav Havel – Politics and Conscience August 26, 2016 September 28, 5 PM Vaclav Havel – Politics and Conscience Exhibition presentation Twenty-six panels with Havel’s statements, complemented by photographs related both to Havel and contemporary events, underline the continuing influence of Havel’s ideas. “Vaclav Havel is usually referred to as a global celebrity…This exhibition, however, focuses on his ideas …
VHLF_800x500_2 EventsUnveiling of Ateliers Pinton tapestry in memory of Vaclav Havel designed by Peter Sis, commissioned by Art for Amnesty and supported by Karel Janecek and Libor Winkler. August 26, 2016 This new tapestry designed by Peter Sis, the renowned Czech-born American artist, and woven at Ateliers Pinton in Felletin, France, celebrates the memory of Vaclav Havel. The tapestry will make a stop at Bohemian National Hall on its way around the world to mark Havel@80. The tapestry will arrive from …
Havel_80 EventsPanel discussion to mark President Havel’s 80th birthday August 26, 2016 September 27, 7 PM The Relevance of President Vaclav Havel’s Legacy in Today’s World Panel discussion to mark President Havel’s 80th birthday. Havel’s colleagues will discuss current political themes he would have deemed relevant, such as the state of the European Union, the refugee crisis, the foreign policy of the …
VHLF_800x500_4 EventsHAPPY HAVEL DAY! August 19, 2016 September 28, 6 PM / 7 PM HAPPY HAVEL DAY! Mayor Bill de Blasio to Declare September 28 Vaclav Havel Day in New York City Join us for a celebration of the power of words and human rights at the inaugural Havel Day in New York City. The program will …
HHD-CLANEK EventsHavel Day in New York City June 30, 2016 Vaclav Havel Library Foundation cordially invites you to celebrate the power of words and human rights at the Havel Day in New York City. For more information, call +1 888 729-8453 or write at info@vhlf.org Tickets are available at eventbrite.com Save Save Save Save
Jacob-Sampson Contest for the best mini drama, NewsUNT’s Jacob Sampson Wins Vaclav Havel Competition With Full-Length Play June 30, 2016 Source: Art and seek / www.artandseek.org / By Francesca Paris / UNT Senior wins two-week residency in the Czech Republic with Havel-inspired full-length play. Jacob Sampson had never written a full-length play when he heard about the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s contest. He hadn’t read Havel’s “The Memorandum” — in …
unknown diares havel NewsUnknown diaries kept by Václav Havel to be published June 25, 2016 Source: Radio Prague / www.radio.cz / By Ruth Fraňková / Unknown diaries by playwright and dissident Václav Havel, kept when he was jailed by the Communist regime in 1977 will be published later this year by the Václav Havel Library on the occasion of what would have been the late …
Bill Shipsey NewsBill Shipsey talks about Amnesty International June 8, 2016 Source: Czech Radio – Radiozurnal / www.rozhlas.cz /  By Jana Trpisovska / Bill Shipsey, member of International Advisory Board of VHLF, has described his work in Amnesty International in Czech Radio – Radiožurnál. He had established a project Art for Amnesty, which works with artists and activists. He describes his relationship …
CZ and EU flags NewsProminent Czechs urge UK not to quit EU in referendum May 28, 2016 Source: BBC News, Prague / www.bbc.com / By Rob Cameron / More than 30 leading public figures in the Czech Republic have signed an open letter urging the UK to vote to stay in the EU in next month’s referendum. The letter says the UK plays a key “balancing role” …
Pyotr Pavlensky NewsRussian artist Pavlensky gives prize money to anti-police guerrillas May 28, 2016 Source: AFP / www.au.news.yahoo.com / Moscow (AFP) – Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who is on trial for torching the door of the security service headquarters, said Friday he would give his prize money from a prestigious award to a group of vigilantes serving life sentences. On Wednesday, the 32-year-old …
la-otra-cuba_2 NewsCzech photographer’s images of stark ‘Cuban reality’ now on exhibit May 16, 2016 Source: FIU News www.news.fiu.edu / By Nicole Montero /   Hana Jakrlova never planned to go to Cuba, let alone to use her profession and passion as a photographer to document the realities of a communist island. “I think Cuba is somewhat forgotten,” she said. “Everyone is always talking about …
Havelheart.image NewsHeart for Havel moved to Alexandroff Campus Center May 16, 2016 Source: The Columbia Chronicle www.columbiachronicle.com / By Andrea Salcedo / A heart-shaped WAX, sculpture honoring late Czech President Václav Havel stood in the lobby of Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building on May 2, beginning its citywide tour. The sculpture, made up …
Save-the-date_havel_post EventsSave the Date: Happy Havel Day! May 14, 2016 MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER 28 VACLAV HAVEL DAY IN THE NEW YORK CITY “If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become President.” Vaclav Havel Bohemian National Hall | 321 East 73rd Street, Manhattan Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6PM Join us for …