Vaclav Havel European Dialogues 
1st Prague Conference, February 21–22, 2014

The Citizen, Power and Democracy in Europe's crisis

  • Organizer: Václav Havel Library
  • Partners: European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, European Parliament Information Office, Forum 2000 Foundation, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Visegrad Fund
  • Venue: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Conference program
  • Photographs from the Conference

Videorecordings

FR 21. 2. 2014

SA 22. 2. 2014

The conference was held in English and Czech and was simultaneously translated into Czech and English.

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

Ivan Krastev: Europe's FutureVáclav Havel’s Prague