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some-hero EventsSome Hero October 11, 2016 A devised work based on the writings of Václav Havel Directed by Shannon Sindelar Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3 PM and 8 PM Minor Latham Playhouse Milbank Hall, Room 118, Barnard campus For Václav Havel, …
VHLF_800x500_4 EventsHappy Havel Day | September 28, 7 PM September 19, 2016 Bohemian National Hall | 321 East 73rd Street, Manhattan September 28 | 2016,  7 PM —- PROGRAM —- —- Guests of Honor —- Dagmar Havlova spouse of Vaclav Havel Adriana Krnacova mayor of Prague —- Salutations —- Jan Hamacek Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the …
image001 EventsThe Legacy of Vaclav Havel and the Future of Democracy September 18, 2016 Livestream of the event will be available here. Twitter: Follow @ThinkDemocracy and use  #NEDEvents to join the conversation. All cameras and media must register with NED public affairs. Please email press@ned.org to register as a member of the press.  Conference Agenda 9:00-9:15am: Welcoming Remarks Speakers: Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment …
ma-thida NewsReview: Dissident Memoirs of Ma Thida and U Kyaw Win September 17, 2016 Source: The Irrawaddy / www.irrawaddy.com / By Bertil Lintner / “My Conscience: An Exile’s Memoir of Burma” by U Kyaw Win. Resource Publications, Eugene, Oregon. 254 pages. US$24 In times like these, when Burma is undergoing major changes, there is no shortage of essay collections in which Western academics and …
guillermo-farina NewsThe Call of International Platform for Human Rights in Cuba to Action in an Emergency Situation September 12, 2016 PIDHEC PLATAFORMA INTERNACI0NAL POR LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EN CUBA INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN CUBA IPHRC Guillermo Farinas, the Sacharov Prise winner, a Cuban human rights activist, who has proven so many times in the past his steadast commitment to the cause of freedom and human dignity, is finding  …
burmese-writer-ma-thida Disturbing the peace, NewsVACLAV HAVEL LIBRARY FOUNDATION NAMES BURMESE WRITER MA THIDA WINNER OF ‘DISTURBING THE PEACE’ AWARD September 10, 2016 September 8, 2016 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK – The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation will honor Burmese writer Ma Thida with its first annual Disturbing the Peace award at a ceremony at the Bohemian National Hall in New York on September 28. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s Disturbing the …
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 …