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PHOTO: Happy Birthday, Madeleine!  18/05/17

Long-distance best wishes… an evening marking Madeleine Albright’s 80th birthday. More

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PHOTO: Václav Havel European Dialogues: Where Does Europe Begin and End?  17/05/17

The Václav Havel European Dialogues is an international project that initiates and helms discussions on issues determining the direction of contemporary Europe while referring to the European spiritual legacy of Václav Havel. The conference’s one-day format creates a forum where major European thinkers, analysts and politicians can come together and discuss topical issues facing Europe, not only among themselves but with the public. More

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PHOTO: Philosophy, Theology and Non-Political Politics  15/05/17

Debate held in connection with the ninetieth birthdays of Ladislav Hejdánek and Jakub Trojan. On the occasion of this significant milestone in the lives of these two major figures in modern Czech history, we would like to commemorate and assess their contribution to Czech philosophical and theological thinking, as well as their roles in the Czech dissent and “non-political politics” after 1989. More

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The Václav Havel Library at Book World  11/05/17

As is now traditional, from this morning until Sunday afternoon you will find us not only at Ostrovní 13, but also at Book World, the international trade fair and literary festival which is held at Výstaviště in Prague 7. Alongside a broad selection of familar and tried and tested titles, it will be possible to buy a brand new one: Just Because I Am, a book-length interview conducted with Ivan M. Havel by film historian Jan Lukeš. The ceremonial launch of the book, entitled Just Because I Am Ivan M. Havel, will be attended by both (co)authors and take place at Výstaviště at 15:00 on Saturday.

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PHOTO: Fedor Gál: Across Fences  04/05/17

More than 10 years ago an email dialogue began between two men whose life stories could hardly appear more different. The sociologist, politician and dissident Fedor Gál, convinced that dialogue is necessary in all circumstances, corresponds with the National Socialist Matej, who remains in anonymity. What happens in the lives of the actors and how do their opinions and views shift across dozens of clicks of the “send” button? Ceremonial launch of unorthodox correspondence issued by the Větrné mlýny publishing house.  More

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