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New season in new premises: Ostrovní 13  04/09/14

From September the Václav Havel Library is operating at a new address. It took advantage of the opportunity to move its activities to Ostrovní 13 in Prague 1, to a building formerly used by the Czech Post. The new programme season will today with the evening of historian David Svoboda about Carpathian Ruthenia and the Czech-Ukrainian Conflict. You can find all the September programme here. We are looking forward to see you in our new premises.

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Three nominees for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014  26/08/14

Three nominees for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014 were shortlisted at today´s meeting of the Prize selection pannel members in Prague. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): B'Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights (Israel), Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta) and Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan). More

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VIDEO: Press conference - nominees for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014, 26. 8. 2014  26/08/14

Three nominees for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014 were shortlisted at the meeting of the Prize selection pannel members in Prague. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): B'Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights (Israel), Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta) and Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan). More

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Ostrovní 13  15/08/14

From September the Václav Havel Library is operating at a new address. It took advantage of the opportunity to move its activities to Ostrovní 13 in Prague 1, to a building formerly used by the Czech Post. Until the end of June this year, the VHL held events for the public at Galerie Montmartre on Řetězová St. in Prague’s Old Town, which also housed the exhibition Václav Havel – Czech Myth, or Havel in a Nutshell. The Library’s operated its offices, archive and public reading room on Kateřinská St. in the New Town. The move “under one roof” took place during August and a new permanent exhibition will be accessible from October.

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VIDEO: Do we risk a new Cold War? (11. 6. 2014)  14/06/14

Talks in English -- Petr Kolář and Václav Havel The next in a short series of talks in English with colleagues and friends of Václav Havel. Petr Kolář has held a number of positions in the Czech Foreign Service, including Head of Department, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, advisor to President Václav Havel for European integration and the Balkans, and Ambassador to Sweden (1996--1998), Ireland (1999--2003), the US (2005--2010) and the Russian Federation (2010--2012). With this broad experience, he will talk about recent developments in international relations, including the risk of a new "Cold War". More

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18/09/14 19:00

Debate with Respekt: No more world wars? Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

A century after WWI broke out the world is full of unrest. What do this year’s anniversaries linked to the world wars have to tell us and what other conflicts could erupt? Debate between Luboš Dobrovský, Martin M. Šimečka and Pavel Kosatík is moderated by Respekt journalist Tomáš Sacher. More