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‘Havel: A Life’ – An Evening with Michael Žantovský




Václav Havel was one of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century: iconoclast and intellectual, renowned playwright turned political dissident, president of a united then divided nation, and dedicated human rights activist. Written by Michael Žantovský—Havel’s former press secretary, advisor, and longtime friend—Havel: A Life presents a revelatory portrait of this giant among men and the turbulent times through which he prevailed.

Czech Republic Ambassador HE Mr Michael Zantovsky London 08-04-10

Michael Žantovský is the current Executive Director of the Václav Havel Library in Prague and president of the Aspen Institute Prague. Most recently, he was Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Court of St. James in the United Kingdom.He was among the founding members of the movement that coordinated the overthrow of the Communist regime.

A reception and book signing will follow the program. Books are available in the Museum Store. This event is part of the Great Stories Author Series, sponsored by CRST International, Dr. Margaret Haupt. This special event is made possible by Chuck & Mary Ann Peters.

RSVPs are required.

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November 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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