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Elmira Lyapina – The Tatars in Russia 
June 4, 2018, 19:00

Proclaimed human rights and the actual situation of Turkic minorities in Russia and the right to use Tatar as a mother tongue, as well as the history of the Crimean Tatars and how they live today, will be discussed by Elmira Lyapina, chairwoman of KITAP, a Tatar and Turkic association in Prague, will discuss. More

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Dominique Cardon: The New Borders of the Internet 
June 5, 2018, 19:00

The rise of the internet and ever increasing volumes of information raise a number of fundamental questions: How do social networks influence the circulation of information and the formation of opinion? What role did fake news and social media play in the democratic process in the US elections and Brexit? How can we control internet giants of the type of Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon? How is data mining used? More

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The Gratias Agit Award – The Magnificent Eight from Red Square 1968 
June 7, 2018, 16:00

On 25 August 1968, linguist Konstantin Babicky, poet Vadim Delaunay, worker Vladimir Dremlyuga, English Studies expert Viktor Fainberg, poet and translator Natalya Gorbanevskaya, physicist Pavel Litvinov, linguist Larisa Bogoraz and student Tatyana Baeva came together to protest on Moscow’s Red Square against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops led by the Soviet Union. More

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I’m Reading You a Poem, Listen 
June 7, 2018, 19:00

Now traditional poetry reading within the 11th edition of the festival Stranou – European Poets Live in which Czech, Polish, Austrian, Romanian and Slovenian authors will present their work. More

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Prague Museum Night 
09/06/18 – 10/06/18

We have prepared primarily for school pupils and students a screening of short educational films that popular figures with the young generation have worked with us in producing: More

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Ivan Krastev: Europe’s Futures 
June 11, 2018, 19:30

Admission free, registration required via this FORM. Why the EU should not be taken for granted, why the response to the refugee crisis will define its future and why elites in Brussels are so mistrusted were the questions Ivan Krastev tried to answer in his book After Europe and will discuss during this event at the Vaclav Havel Library. More

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The Forced Sterilisation of Roma Women 
June 12, 2018, 18:00

A public discussion centred on an analysis of the policy of forced sterilisation of Roma women in the Czech Republic (previously Czechoslovakia) in the context of eugenics and the social state. More

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Petr Borkovec – Nobody Loves a Man Who Burns Himself to Death in Front of a Mirror 
June 13, 2018, 19:00

Reading from the poetry collection Herbář k čemusi horšímu (Herbarium for Something Worse) and the book of short stories Lido di Dante. More

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Kateřina Hilská and Martin Hilský: Shakespeare 1599 
June 14, 2018, 19:00

William Shakespeare is for the most part regarded as a “timeless” writer transcending his era and speaking to past and contemporary audiences about universal themes. However, in his book 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare James Shapiro depicts him as an author strongly influenced by the political and cultural events of his day. More

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Europe between xenophobia and integration 
June 18, 2018, 17:00

Does migration represent a threat or an opportunity for contemporary Europe? Does migration create new cleavages in European societies? Why do we tend to perceive migration solely in a European context and disregard its global dimensions? More

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Debate with Respekt 
June 18, 2018, 20:00

Discussion with Respekt editors and their guests on a topical issue. For more information go to www.vaclavhavel-library.org

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Mothers in the Ring: Family or Profession? 
June 20, 2018, 19:00

Is there a compromise between work and looking after children? More

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Diary entry for 5 December 2005, To the Castle and Back

„It’s as though I were constantly expecting someone to visit. But who? A strange and beautiful woman who admires me?… I have only one explanation: I’m constantly preparing for the last judgment, for the highest court from which nothing can be hidden… I’m obviously assuming that the supreme judge is a stickler like me.“

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Diary entry for 5 December 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

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