Speeches

January 1, 1990
New Year`s Address to the Nation
Prague
January 25, 1990
The Polish Sejm and Senate
Warsaw
February 21, 1990
A Joint Session of the U.S. Congress
Washington, D.C.
March 15, 1990
The Visit of German President Richard von Weizsacker
Prague
April 9, 1990
A Meeting of Leaders of Three Neighboring Countries
Bratislava
April 21, 1990
A Welcoming Address to the Pope
Prague
April 26, 1990
The Hebrew University
Jerusalem
May 10, 1990
The Council of Europe
Strasbourg
July 26, 1990
The Salzburg Festival
Salzburg
August 28, 1990
The Oslo Conference on "The Anatomy of Hate"
Oslo
September 30, 1990
The United Nations World Summit for Children
New York
January 1, 1991
New Year's Address to the Natio
Prague
March 21, 1991
NATO Headquarters
Brussels
May 9, 1991
The International Prize of Charles the Great
Aachen
May 28, 1991
The Sonning Prize
Copenhagen
August 8, 1991
150th Anniversary of the Birth of Antonin Dvorak
Nelahozeves
October 19, 1991
A Concert in Memory of Czechoslovak Holocaust Victims
Prague
October 25, 1991
University of California
Los Angeles
October 27, 1991
New York University
New York
January 1, 1992
New Year's Address to the Nation
Prague
January 30, 1992
Foreign Ministers Council of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Prague
February 4, 1992
World Economic Forum
Davos
February 27, 1992
Dinner in Honor of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Prague
March 23, 1992
Conference on Jan Amos Komenský (Comenius)
Prague
April 23, 1992
Asahi Hall
Tokyo
July 9, 1992
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Summit
Helsinki
October 27, 1992
The Academy of Humanities and Political Sciences
Paris
December 21, 1992
Wroclaw University
Wroclaw
April 22, 1993
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
May 24, 1993
The Onassis Prize for Man and Mankind
Athens
September 1, 1993
Unveiling a Memorial Plaque to Ludwig Czech
Terezín
October 8, 1993
Council of Europe Summit
Wienna
October 12, 1993
Address to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Prague
January 1, 1994
New Year's Address to the Nation
Prague
January 12, 1994
Luncheon hosted by President Clinton for the Presidents of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Prague
February 8, 1994
The Indira Gandhi Prize
New Delhi
February 12, 1994
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok
March 8, 1994
European Parliament
Strasbourg
March 27, 1994
International Theatre Day
Prague
July 4, 1994
The Philadelphia Liberty Medal
Philadelphia
September 29, 1994
Jackson H. Ralston Prize
Stanford University
November 7, 1994
World Congress of the International PEN Club
Prague
December 6, 1994
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Summit
Budapest
February 17, 1995
Czechs and Germans on the Way To a Good Neighbourship
Prague
March 13, 1995
1995 Geuzenpenning
Vlaardingen
March 29, 1995
National Press Club
Canberra
March 31, 1995
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington
April 27, 1995
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Conference
Mons
May 8, 1995
50th Anniversary of V-E Day
Prague
May 11, 1995
Catalonia International Prize
Barcelona
June 8, 1995
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 29, 1995
Inauguration of the Human Rights Building
Strasbourg
September 17, 1995
The conferment of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award upon Sergei Kovalev
Nuremberg
October 13, 1995
Conclusion of the Month of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Prague
Prague
October 24, 1995
Special Commemorative Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations
New York
October 28, 1995
National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
October 30, 1995
Technical University of Dresden
Dresden
December 5, 1995
The Future of Hope Conference
Hiroshima
April 17, 1996
Vilnius University
Vilnius
May 15, 1996
Europe as Task
Aachen
June 21, 1996
The NATO Workshop on Political-Military Decision Making
Warsaw
June 28, 1996
Acceptance of an Honorary Degree from Trinity College
Dublin
September 19, 1996
The Latin American Parliament
Sao Paulo
October 4, 1996
Acceptance of an Honorary Degree from the Academy of Performing Arts
Prague
October 28, 1996
National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
January 1, 1997
New Year`s Message of Greetings
Prague
March 5, 1997
Address before the Senate of the Parliament
Prague
April 24, 1997
Address before the Bundestag
Bonn
April 25, 1997
Address To Welcome His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Prague
July 1, 1997
Taras Shevchenko National University
Kiev
July 9, 1997
The Plenary Session of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
Madrid
September 4, 1997
Opening of the International Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 3, 1997
The Fulbright Prize
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
October 11, 1997
The Second Summit Meeting of the Council of Europe
Strasbourg
October 24, 1997
The Prince of Asturias Award
Oviedo
October 28, 1997
The National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
December 9, 1997
Address before the Members of Parliament
Prague
January 1, 1998
New Year's Message of Greetings
Prague
March 10, 1998
The Speech at the University of Warsaw
Warsaw
March 16, 1998
50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Geneva
September 16, 1998
Address during the White House Arrival Ceremony
Washington D.C.
October 22, 1998
Address in acceptance of an Honorary Degree from Oxford University
Oxford
October 28, 1998
The Address on the occasion of the Czech National Day
Prague
December 10, 1998
Speech at the ceremony held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Prague
January 28, 1999
Statement Concerning the Settlement of the Crisis in Kosovo
Prague
February 26, 1999
Message on the Occasion of Signing the Instrument of Accession of the Czech Republic to the North Atlantic Treaty
Prague
March 3, 1999
Address to the French Senate
Paris
March 18, 1999
Speech at the Forum "Europe and the World After the Implementation of the Euro"
Prague
March 25, 1999
Statement on the situation in Kosovo
Prague
April 23, 1999
Address at the Commemorative Event of NATO`s 50th Anniversary
Washington, D.C.
April 23, 1999
Address at the Congress of the USA
Washington, D.C.
April 26, 1999
A Speech on the Occasion of a Meeting with the Czech and Slovak Communities in America
Minneapolis/St. Paul, USA
April 26, 1999
A Speech on the Occasion of "Václav Havel's Civil Society Symposium"
Minneapolis/St. Paul, USA
April 29, 1999
Address to the Senate and the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada
Ottawa
May 15, 1999
The Anniversary of Gazeta Wyborcza and the award of the "First Decade Prize"
Warsaw
June 24, 1999
Address in acceptance of "Open Society" Prize
Budapest
July 30, 1999
The Stability Pact Summi
Sarajevo
September 18, 1999
Speech in acceptance of The St. Adalbert Prize
Bratislava
October 5, 1999
Address on the presentation of the Foundation Vize 97 Award to Professor Karl H. Pribram
Prague
October 6, 1999
The Opening of the Holocaust Phenomenon Conference
Prague
October 10, 1999
Gala Opening of the International Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 11, 1999
Opening of the Working Sessions of the Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 13, 1999
Conclusion of the Forum 2000 International Conference
Prague
October 28, 1999
The National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
November 17, 1999
Address on the Day of Students` Fight for Freedom and Democracy
Prague
November 19, 1999
Address at the Summit Meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Istanbul
December 3, 1999
The Tatra Statement of the Visegrad Group
Gerlachov, Slovakia
December 17, 1999
Speech at the International Symposium on Master Jan Hus
Vatican
December 18, 1999
The presentation of the Christmas tree to the Holy Father, John Paul II.
Vatican
January 1, 2000
New Year´s Address
Prague
January 26, 2000
Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Stockholm
February 16, 2000
Address before the Members of the European Parliament
Strasbourg
March 6, 2000
Address on the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk
Hodonín
March 7, 2000
Address on the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of T. G. Masaryk
Prague
May 10, 2000
Address on the occasion of State Visit to the Germany
Berlin
May 16, 2000
Address to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Prague
May 26, 2000
The Public Hearing on The Violation of Human Rights in Chechnya
Prague
July 11, 2000
Joint Statement of Presidents of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia
Dubrovnik
September 5, 2000
Acceptance of an Honorary Degree from The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, USA
September 7, 2000
Address on the occasion of Civil Society Vision Award Dinner as a tribute to Madeleine Albright
New York
September 8, 2000
Address at the Millennium Summit of the UN
New York
September 26, 2000
Address at the Opening Ceremony of the Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group
Prague
October 5, 2000
Address on the presentation of the Foundation VIZE 97 Award to Professor Umberto Eco
Prague
October 10, 2000
Toast on the Occasion of a State Dinner
Organized by Ahmet Necdet Sezer President of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara
October 15, 2000
Gala Opening of the International Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 16, 2000
Opening of the Working Sessions of the Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 28, 2000
The National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
November 17, 2000
Statement from Prague Forum 2000 on the situation in the Middle-East
Prague
February 1, 2001
Acceptance Remarks upon Conferment of the Grand Prix of the World Academy of Cultures
Paris
March 19, 2001
Statement concerning the situation in Macedonia
Prague
May 4, 2001
Address on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Radio Free Europe
Prague
May 11, 2001
Address at the Conference 'Europe's New Democracies: Leadership and Responsibility'
Bratislava
September 11, 2001
Message on the Terrorist Attack to the United States of America
Prague
October 7, 2001
Statement concerning the initiation of attacks by the allies against the Taliban
Prague
October 14, 2001
Gala Opening of the International Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 16, 2001
Message to the Representatives of World Religions
Prague
October 28, 2001
The National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
November 27, 2001
Address in Reference to the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic, on the occasion of a public hearing in the Senate of the Czech Republic
Prague
January 1, 2002
New Year's Address
Prague
April 4, 2002
Europe and the World
Rome
April 9, 2002
Acceptance Remarks upon Conferment of an Honorary Doctorate of Law
Valleta
May 28, 2002
Address at the Inaugural Session of the NATO-Russia Council
Pratica di Mare
July 3, 2002
The Role And Responsibility of Religion in the Contemporary World
Prague
September 19, 2002
The Reception hosted by American Friends of the Czech Republic
Washington, D.C.
September 19, 2002
The Dedication of the T. G. Masaryk Memorial
Washington, D.C.
September 19, 2002
The International Symposium 'President-Liberator Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and America'
Washington, D.C.
September 20, 2002
The Gala Evening 'Václav Havel: The Playwright as President'
New York
September 23, 2002
The Florida International University
Miami, Florida
October 18, 2002
Gala Opening of the International Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 28, 2002
The National Day of the Czech Republic
Prague
November 20, 2002
Opening speech at the conference "The Transformation of NATO"
Prague
November 21, 2002
Working Session of the North Atlantic Council
Prague
November 21, 2002
Remarks at the Session of Heads of State and Government of The Vilnius Ten
Prague
November 21, 2002
Welcoming remarks at the Opening Session of the North Atlantic Council
Prague
November 21, 2002
Statement at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council on NATO enlargement
Prague
November 21, 2002
Address at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council and Invitees
Prague
January 1, 2003
New Year's Address
Czech Television, Czech Radio
February 2, 2003
Farewell Address to Czech Citizens by Václav Havel, President of the Republic
Czech Television, Czech Radio
February 21, 2004
„Ukraine in Europe and the World“ Conference
Kiev
March 18, 2004
El periodismo independiente, el proyecto Varela y la lucha por la democracia en Cuba Conference
(video-message), Buenos Aires
March 20, 2004
Belarus - our new neighbour Conference
Prague
May 10, 2004
Opening of the discussion in the European Policy Centre
Brussels
September 17, 2004
Opening of the International Committee for Democracy in Cuba Conference
Prague
September 18, 2004
Conclusion of the International Committee for Democracy in Cuba Conference
Prague
September 24, 2004
Opening of the conference "Enlarged Europe - Reinforced Responsibility"
Prague
October 18, 2004
Opening of the Working Sessions of the Forum 2000 Conference
Prague
October 19, 2004
Conclusion of the Forum 2000 International Conference
Prague
October 26, 2004
The ÜPS / Longitudes 04 Conference „Living in a Synchronized Global Economy“
Paris
March 17, 2005
The Opening of the "US Relations with the New Europe: How to Face the New Threats" Conference
(video message), Prague
May 24, 2005
“The Emperor has No Clothes”
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
June 12, 2005
Center for Free Cuba Conference
(video message), Miami, Florida
October 10, 2005
The Opening of the Forum 2000 International Conference
Prague
October 10, 2005
Conclusion of the Forum 2000 International Conference
Prague

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Václav Havel

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Havel—Prigov and czech experimental poetry