‘Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?’


A special event Václav Havel, Speaking Today, with a keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (above), will highlight the historic speech 30 years ago before the joint session of the United States Congress by the late Czech President Václav Havel, and special guest Joan Baez, singer and musician.

The evening will include excerpts from the documentary Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me by director Petr Jančárek and reflections by Martin Palouš, Czech former Ambassador and UN Representative who worked closely with Havel.

The event is presented by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel Library Foundation, Czech Center, American Friends of the Czech Republic, Florida International University (FIU) – Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Endorfilm, and the Michael Kocab Foundation.

Date/Time: February 18, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Location: United States Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Auditorium and Atrium (CVC 200), First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20515. RSVP by February 17.

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