Gail Merrifield Papp of the New York's famed Public Theater, and Carol Rocamora, author of Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel's Life in the Theater, in conversation with Niemann Fellow journalist Lenka Kabrhelova
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, May 1, at 7 pm
Wendy Luers, pre-revolution Prague resident, diplomatic spouse, human rights, nonprofit leader, and VHLF founder, in conversation with former Havel foreign policy adviser Lise Stone
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, May 22, at 7 pm
The conversations are free.
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HAVEL CONVERSATIONS is an oral history initiative in which politicians, academics, writers, and artists, including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Madeleine Albright present firsthand memories of Havel, his colleagues, and the historical events he inspired. Equally important, they constitute a highly interesting set of statements on social and political issues affecting Americans and Europeans today. With deep political and social shifts taking place on both sides of the Atlantic, our interviewees intertwined their memories of Havel with questions about human rights, morality, and the decline of democratic values. The interviews reveal how much Havel continues to inspire thinking people today, and they will help spread knowledge of his life as an example of peaceful resistance and the importance of civic education.
The interviews are hosted online by Florida International University and can be accessed from the VHLF website
This program is supported by Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Member Ben Kallos.