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There’s Strength in Diversity! Václav Havel, or Somebody Else? 
September 5, 2019, 19:00

Debate on the anti-Communist opposition in 1989. More

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Dora Kaprálová: Islands 
September 6, 2019, 19:00

In the short story collection Ostrovy (Islands) Dora Kaprálová explores intimate stories of the isolated nature of islands. Not only topographically, but above all in all the sense of insularity, isolation and delimitation. More

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Debate with Respekt 
September 10, 2019, 19:00

Discussion involving editors from the weekly Respekt and their guests on a topical issue. For more information go to www.vaclavhavel.cz

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ABCZ, or H Like Havel 
September 12, 2019, 19:00

ABCZ aneb H jako Havel (ABCZ, or H like Havel) is a Czech-English illustrated alphabet book for all ages that maps Czech cultural identity in a playful form. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by key watchwords and supplemented by illustrations. The book, which received a prize for most beautiful Czech textbook of 2018, is being presented to the Czech public for the first time in the presence of the author and illustrators. Erik Tabery will introduce the publication. More

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Faces of Morality 
September 16, 2019, 19:00

Human decency – handicap or advantage? Or, Can I survive in this society with ethical principles and a moral approach? More

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Media Education in the Czech Republic 
September 17, 2019, 19:00

According to a STEM/MARK survey, one-quarter of the Czech population has low media literacy, while half have only medium literacy. At the same time, two-thirds of respondents claimed to possess good orientation in the media. Thanks to media illiteracy, disinformation websites and various populist movements are thriving in the Czech Republic. A sizable portion of the population have difficulties with disinformation, manipulation and orienting themselves in a sea of information. Media education is not taught separately in Czech schools but in a cross-subject manner, most often in Czech and civics, and there is insufficient time for such an important issue. Some surveys also report a lack of materials, teaching aids and teacher training. More

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Upcomming events

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Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture 
September 19, 2019, 16:30

This event is the opening of the final meeting of the COST Action “Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories.” The project, which aims at synthesizing and moving forward the European research on conspiracy theories, has been running since May 2016. It comprises more than 150 scholars from 40 countries and more than a dozen disciplines. More

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Just a Normal Israeli Family 
September 20, 2019, 19:00

Discussion with the Israeli writer Eshkol Nevo about his novel Three Floors Up. More

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Journalism and Democracy in the age of Polarization 
September 23, 2019, 17:30

A debate with Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times. More

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The Pig, or Václav Havel’s Hunt For A Pig 
September 24, 2019, 19:00

A fictional journalistic interview was written by Václav Havel and performed by Martin Myšička of the theatre Dejvické divadlo and the director of the Václav Havel Library, Michael Žantovský. More

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Was It Worth It? 
September 25, 2019, 19:00

A tribute to Vladimír Kučera More

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For Jiří Stránský 
September 26, 2019, 17:00

The Czech branch of PEN International will remember Jiří Stránský. Introduced by Jiří Dědeček with contributions from PEN members, friends and colleagues.

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Zdeněk Bárta: Paths to Freedom 
September 26, 2019, 19:00

Meeting and discussion with somebody active in pre-November 1989 events, Zdeněk Bárta, a dissident, Evangelical pastor, founder of the revived Diakonie, MP and senator. The debate will be complemented by the documentary film Něžná revoluce (Gentle Revolution), composed of authentic footage from the Velvet Revolution. More

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Dissident in Sudan 
September 30, 2019, 19:00

A few months ago Abubakr Abdelmagid was in a Sudanese jail because of his political views. He was released on the basis of an amnesty of political prisoners but returning to his homeland remains unrealistic. Abubakr Abdelmagid is convinced that everybody has the right to religious freedom and that membership of religion may not be enforced by law. That is why he became active in the democratic opposition over 30 years ago. More

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