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PHOTO: August 1968 in Liberec  07/09/18

Discussion centred on the tragic events of August 1968 in Liberec, where Warsaw Pact troops killed nine people and injured dozens in the initial days of the invasion. The then resistance included broadcasts by the radio station in Liberec involving Václav Havel and Jan Tříska. Speakers included architect Miroslav Masák, historian Markéta Lhotová and a number of others. Moderated by Tomáš Černý. Organised in cooperation with the Museum of North Bohemia in Liberec. More

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VIDEO: Let´s Rock!  03/09/18

We´ve just started our new season. Let´s take a look inside! More

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The Unbearable Lightness of Evil – registration open!  30/08/18

Dear friends, please allow us to inform you that we have just launched registration for the sixth annual conference in honour of the laureate of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, which is entitled The Unbearable Lightness of Evil, and the subsequent concert A Tribute to the Brave. You will find more information here.

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Three candidates shortlisted for the 2018 Václav Havel Prize  28/08/18

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, comprising independent figures from the world of human rights and chaired by the President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Liliane Maury Pasquier, drew up the shortlist of candidatures in Prague today. The shortlisted nominees, in alphabetical order, are: More

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PHOTO: Discussion with participants in protests against the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968  22/08/18

Hungarian philosopher Ágnes Heller, Russian mathematician Pavel Litvinov, Polish documentary maker Joanna Helander and Crimean Tatar politician Mustafa Dzhemilev are in a group of foreign guests who have accepted invitations from the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and the Václav Havel Library on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops. Three of the most best known thinkers and movers of the late 1960s – Ágnes Heller, Pavel Litvinov and Mustafa Dzhemilev – were taken part a discussion at the Václav Havel Library. The debate was centre on a comparison of societal changes in 1968 and in 2018, particularly in Hungary, the US and Ukraine. Chaired by Josef Pazderka. More

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