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Thank you, Czech Republic, for Supporting Tibet 
March 5, 2019, 19:00

The President of the Central Tibetan Administration and political successor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama would like to express his sincere gratitude to the Czech Republic, all its institutions and individuals who have been supporting the Tibetan cause and have contributed towards resolving the Tibetan issue. More

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Éric Vuillard: The Order of the Day 
March 7, 2019, 19:30

Evening with Éric Vuillard, whose novel The Order of the Day is just coming out in Czech on the Argo imprint in a translation by Tomáš Havel. More

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Otakar Slavík’s Painterly Sweepings 
March 8, 2019, 19:00

An evening dedicated to the visual artist Otakar Slavík (1931–2010) in connection with the publication in book form of his diaries under the title Malířské Smetí (Painterly Sweepings). More

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Madeleine Albright: On Democracy and Dictators 
March 11, 2019, 16:00

Debate hosted by Václav Havel Library director Michael Žantovský. Afterwards the former US Secretary of State will sign copies of the Czech translation of her latest book Fascism (Fašismus, Argo, 2018), which traces the paths to power of authoritarian leaders past and present. More

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Debate with Respekt 
March 12, 2019, 19:00

Discussion between Respekt editors and their guests on a topical issue. For more information, visit www.vaclavhavel.cz

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Magnesia Litera I 
March 13, 2019, 19:00

Reading by authors nominated for the annual Magnesia Litera book awards. Three or four writers from across the competition’s seven categories will read excerpts and take part in a debate. Hosted by Pavel Mandys of organisers Litera. 

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Andrei Sannikov: My Story 
March 14, 2019, 19:00

Meeting with Andrei Sannikov and presentation of his book. More

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The Maidan with Marci Shore 
March 18, 2019, 19:00

Yale University professor Marci Shore recently brought out The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. The book is an attempt to explore an historical event not just through a historiography of the dramatic political developments of winter 2013–2014 in Ukraine but above all through the stories of participants and their motivations. In this way it attempts to tackle in phenomenological terms an essential issue of history study: how countless individual “small” histories become “big” history. More

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American Gypsy 
March 19, 2019, 19:00

Official launch of the Czech translation of the book American Gypsy attended by its author Oksana Marafioti. More

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Magnesia Litera II 
March 20, 2019, 19:00

Reading by authors nominated for the annual Magnesia Litera book awards. Three or four writers from across the competition’s seven categories will read excerpts and take part in a debate. Hosted by Pavel Mandys of organisers Litera. 

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Giving a Voice to the Repressed – The Restriction of Freedom of Conscience 
March 21, 2019, 19:00

A panel discussion focused on the human rights situation in China, Russia and Latin America supplemented by accounts of specific individuals and groups whose freedom of conscience has been restricted. Can we draw lessons from these cases relevant to our situation? Do we have freedom of conscience in our country, or should we be concerned about it? How is our freedom of conscience shaped by the media and power structures? More

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Martin Puchner: The Written World 
March 25, 2019, 17:00

On the power of stories to shape nations, history and civilisation. More

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Brexit and Europe Almost on the Stroke of Midnight 
March 25, 2019, 19:00

A month before the date set for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union nobody can say with any certainty whether Brexit will actually take place or, if it does, what form it will take: managed and based on mutual agreement, “hard” or even “no deal”. The impact of Brexit will depend on which of those scenarios comes to pass. However, the unprecedented level of uncertainty a few weeks before this key date points to a failure of politics and diplomacy on such an important issue for the future of the EU and the UK. Just four days before the set departure date, we will consider how the “next day” is likely to look in London and Brussels, as well as in Prague.

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The Limits of Investigative Journalism 
March 26, 2019, 19:00

An annual event bringing together winners of the Ferdinand Peroutka Prize at the Václav Havel Library. This year’s edition features fresh recipients of the award Ondřej Kundra, from the weekly Respekt, and Jaroslav Kmenta, from the magazine Reportér. More

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Magnesia Litera III 
March 27, 2019, 19:00

Reading by authors nominated for the annual Magnesia Litera book awards. Three or four writers from across the competition’s seven categories will read excerpts and take part in a debate. Hosted by Pavel Mandys of organisers Litera. 

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Bronislav Ostřanský: On Contemporary Islam 
March 28, 2019, 19:00

Presentation of the book Současný islám: Tendence a dynamika (Contemporary Islam: Trends and Dynamics) and debate with its author, the Arabic and Islamic studies expert Bronislav Ostřanský. More

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