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PHOTO: Jiří Přibáň: The defence of constitutionality, or the Czech question in post-national Europe  26/01/15

Photographs from an evening with Jiří Přibáň - author of the book "The Defence of Constitutionality" - and his guests: Petr Pithart (former Czech PM, later Senate chairman, Zdeněk Kühn (Supreme Administrative Court judge), Jan Kysela (head of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the Faculty of Law, Charles University) and Tomáš Němeček (journalist and moderator). More

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Call for nominations for the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize  15/01/15

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has today issued a call for nominations for the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the third consecutive year on 28 September next in Strasbourg. More

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VIDEO: Anne Applebaum at Václav Havel Library (12. 1. 2015)  14/01/15

An evening with Anne Applebaum: The eternal periphery – Europe between East and West The American historian, author and Pulitzer Prize winner presented the Czech editions of two of her most important works. The book Between East and West is a record of a journey around the borderlands of the West, from Kaliningrad to Odessa, as well as an important attempt to understand the region’s history and cultural diversity. The Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Central Europe, 1944–1956 is an exceptional study of the process by which totalitarian regimes are established. The debate was chaired by Jiří Schneider. The evening was organized ed in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague and the Pant civic association. More

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PHOTO: Meeting with Anne Applebaum: The eternal periphery – Europe between East and West  13/01/15

The American historian, author and Pulitzer Prize winner has presented the Czech editions of two of her most important works. The book Between East and West is a record of a journey around the borderlands of the West, from Kaliningrad to Odessa, as well as an important attempt to understand the region’s history and cultural diversity. The Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Central Europe, 1944–1956 is an exceptional study of the process by which totalitarian regimes are established. The debate, chaired by Jiří Schneider, was organized in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague and the Pant civic association. The evening will be conducted in English, with Czech interpretation provided. More

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PHOTO: Cabinet Havel: The Czech-Slovak constellation, 22 years after  06/01/15

The fourth part in a series organised by the Divadlo Husa na provázku theatre and the Václav Havel Library focuses on the breakup of Czechoslovakia, as well as exploring some of the things the two countries have been through since. Guests: former Slovak prime minister Iveta Radičová, former Czech prime minister Petr Pithart and former Slovak culture minister Ladislav Snopko. Hosted by Renata Kalenská and Petr Oslzlý. More

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26/01/15 19:00

On blending Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

A lecture by Ivan M. Havel. In linguistics a blend word or blend is a word formed from the parts of two or more other words. Though a marginal lexicological term in the linguistics sphere, blending is proving to be an inspiring subject for many fields, from mathematics to cultural anthropology to art. More

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