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Ceremonial unveiling of a bust of Václav Havel at the House of Representatives 
19/11/14 10:00 – 19/11/14 11:00, United States Capitol, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, D.C. 20004,

On 11 March 2014 the United States Congress, the USA’s supreme legislative body, passed resolution no. 506 honouring the life and legacy of Václav Havel.

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Tell me about the Revolution! 
18/11/14 18:00 – 18/11/14 20:00, Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

A unique public talk and discussion with Jáchym Topol to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.

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Return to Europe: Lessons from 1989 until Today in Democratic Transitions 
13/11/14 12:00 – 13/11/14 17:00, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Conference within the frame of Václav Havel European Dialogues co-organised by the Czech Centre, the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, and the European Partnership for Democracy. More information here.

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Havel’s Place unveiled in Oxford 
06/11/14 – 07/11/14 00:00, Oxford, Great Britain

Oxford is the latest city to get a Havel’s Place memorial to Václav Havel. Bořek Šípek’s piece in the form of two armchairs linked by a table with a Linden tree growing through it symbolises the democratic dialogue that was essential to Václav Havel. More information.

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Krakow Book Fair 
23/10/14 10:00 – 26/10/14 19:00, Krakow, Poland

The Václav Havel Library will present it activities within the World of Books joint exhibition at the 19th International Book Fair in Krakow, which is being held at the city’s EXPO exhibition and congress centre.

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Václav Havel´Place in Dublin 
10/12/13 – , St. Patrick´s Park, Dublin, Ireland

An unveiling of Havel´s Place at St. Patrick's Park, Dublin. Invited participants: the city's Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and former Czech foreign minister and co-founder of Václav Havel Library Karel Schwarzenberg.

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Václav Havel (Library) 
05/10/13 19:00 – 14/10/13 21:00, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Václav Havel Library at the Mutual Inspirations 2013 festival

The Václav Havel Library has contributed a broad selection of documentary and feature films closely linked to Václav Havel to this year’s edition of the Mutual Inspirations festival, which is dedicated to his life and work. Films such as Every Young Man, The Mist, The Heart above the Castle and Leaving will be screened at the National Gallery of Art on 5 and 11–13 October 2013. On Monday 14 October the director of the Václav Havel Library, Marta Smolíková, will present its activities at the Czech Embassy. For more information go to www.mutualinspirations.org

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Václav Havel´Place in Washington 
02/10/13 – , Georgetown University, Washington, USA

An unveiling of a memorial to Václav Havel on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington. Inivitated guests: Dagmar Havlová, Madeleine Albright and Suzanne Vega.

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VÁCLAV HAVEL – HIS LIFE AND WORK 
18/12/12 – , Centro Congressi dell'Università “La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

International academic conference on the life and work of Václav Havel. The programme will close with a staged reading of Václav Havel’s Leaving. An exhibition of photographs by Dagmar Hochová from the archive of the Václav Havel Library will be opened at the same venue, with the support of the Czech Centre in Milan.

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OUR VAŠEK – ON POWER OF POWERLESS 
17/12/12 19:00 – 17/12/12 21:00, Bio Muranów, Warsaw, Poland

Polish premiere of Krystyna Krauz’s film Our Vašek – The Polish Friends of Václav Havel, which has been coproduced by the Václav Havel Library.

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DEBATE ON THE LEGACY OF VÁCLAV HAVEL 
06/12/12 – , Zita Folkets Bio, Stockholm, Sweden

Debate on the life and work of Václav Havel. Participants will include the Swedish film critic Hynek Pallas, the novelist Kateřina Janouchová and Jáchym Topol, programme director of the Václav Havel Library. The evening will close with the Swedish premiere of Václav Havel’s film Leaving.

The event is being organised by the Czech Centre in Stockholm.

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Václav Havel through the lens of Bohdan Holomíček 
20/11/12 – , Prague House, Avenue Palmerston 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

An exhibition of photographs by Bohdan Holomíček from the archive of the Václav Havel Library.

Miloš Havel: Czech Film Magnate 
11/09/12 19:00 – 11/09/12 21:00, Filmmuseum, Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 1, Munich, Germany

An evening dedicated to the life and work of Miloš Havel, a key figure in modern Czech cinematography and the uncle of President Václav Havel. The evening’s main guest will be journalist Krystyna Wanatowiczová, author of a book of the same title.

Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay

„For the real question is whether the brighter future is really always so distant. What if, on the contrary, it has benn here for a long time already, and only our own blindness and weakness has prevented us from seeing it around us and within us, and kept us from developing it.“

Václav Havel:
Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay, October 1978

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