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Havel in America

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 31, 2019, 17:00 – 19:00

The authors of the book Havel v Americe (Havel in America), Lenka Kabrhelová and Rosamund Johnston, will discuss the intellectual legacy of Václav Havel in the United States with Petr Pithart and other guests.

The book delivers the testimonies of politicians Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright, historian Timothy Snyder and singer Suzanne Vega, who knew the Czech president very well. How do they perceive the role of Václav Havel? What do they find inspirational about Havel’s philosophy? And can his ideas speak to today’s divided society? The book will be “baptised” after the panel discussion.

The debate will be moderated by Czech Radio journalist Jan Bumba.

Organised in cooperation with publishers Host and the Václav Havel Library Foundation in New York.


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