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PHOTO: Jacques Rupnik Reflects on Central Europe in New Collection  19/09/18

Střední Evropa Je Jako Pták S Očima Vzadu (Central Europe is Like a Bird With Eyes in the Back of its Head) offers Jacques Rupnik’s view of Czech history and politics and more than anything a careful analysis and monitoring of the causes and results of various events, ranging from the creation of Czechoslovakia to contemporary positions on migration and the European Union. Karel Hvížďala and Jiřina Šiklová discussed the essay collection with Jacques Rupnik while Michael Žantovský moderated the debate. Organised by the Václav Havel Library in cooperation with publishers Novela bohemica. More

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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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24/09/18 19:00

How does the Czech Republic stand on drug policy? Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

Is our drug policy high-quality and effective? What challenges or threats does it face? Can a rational political debate on the issue of drugs take place at the legislative level? The panel will discuss the issue of the effectiveness of drug policy in the Czech Republic and its impact on the public, users and experts. More

The unbearable lightness of evilVáclav Havel’s Prague