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PHOTO: Jáchym Topol: A Sensitive Man  25/05/17

Jáchym Topol read from his new novel Citlivý člověk (A Sensitive Man), a classic of contemporary Czech literature. Introduced by Michael Žantovský. More

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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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29/05/17 19:00

David Storch: Through the Labyrinth of Evolutionary Biology Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

The knowledge that life on earth has a history, that organisms gradually develop and that we can draw on knowledge of their history in order to understand them is one of the pillars of modern science. But how do we know all of this? How is it possible to research the history of life lost in the distant past when apart from a few fossils all that remains of it are present-day organisms? More

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