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Ceremonial unveiling of bust of Václav Havel in Washington  19/11/14

A few moments ago, Mrs. Dagmar Havlová ceremonially unveiled a bust of Václav Havel in the main building of the Congress of the United States in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was part of "Celebration of Freedom. 25 Years of Democracy - A Salute to Václav Havel".

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Celebrations of the Velvet Revolution in the USA and the Václav Havel Library  18/11/14

The Václav Library and six other institutions have come together to organize celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in the USA; these events reach a climax with the unveiling of a bust of Václav Library at the US Congress on 19 November 2014. More

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PHOTO: Talks across borders – with Bernd Posselt and Kateřina Šafaříková  13/11/14

The first evening in a three-part series following in the tradition of the “Talks on neighbourliness” on Czech-German relations initiated by Václav Havel in 1995. At that time solutions were found to several thorny issues, or at least a dialogue was begun, and numerous Czech-German activities were developed. Nevertheless, certain stereotypes persist on both sides. In the Czech Republic awareness of the contemporary picture of the country and Germany is vague, as is knowledge of events in Germany, in view of the language barrier but also the nature of the contemporary Czech media scene. These discussion evenings aim to at least in part help fill in those gaps. Guests on the opening evening were Bernd Posselt, a German politician (CSU), journalist and spokesman for the Sudetendeutsche Landsmannschaft, and Lidové noviny journalist Kateřina Šafaříková. Zuzana Jürgens, who has prepared the discussion series in cooperation with the VHL, moderated it. The evening took place in cooperation with Artefakt Kulturmanagement and with the support of the Czech-German Fund for the Future. More

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PHOTO: Debate with Respekt: Meda Mládková, Art and High Politics  07/11/14

Ondřej Kundra, the author of Meda Mládková: Můj úžasný život  (Meda Mládková: My Amazing Life), will discuss, along with fellow guests Meda Mládková, Jiří Pospíšil and David Černý, Czech art, those who collect it, and politics that managed to turn everybody’s fates upside down. Chaired by Tomáš Sacher. More

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24/11/14 18:00

Anne Sutherland: Gypsies – the Invisible Americans Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

The US anthropologist presents her book portraying the customs and social structures of Romanies in a small Californian town. The traditions of free-thinking America and socialist Czechoslovakia are utterly different. However, in many ways the similarities between the Californian Romanies and contemporary Czech Olah Romanies are fascinating. More

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