Freedom and Its Adversaries


From Vaclav Havel’s Forum 2000 web site, there will be a round-table discussion and debate with students this Saturday morning and afternoon the 14th of November, 2009.

The program is scheduled to be as follows:

10:00 – 11:15 – Part I of the roundtable (Faculty of Philosophy) – in Czech

Freedom and Its Adversaries: Perspectives of Human Experience

Opening remarks:

Jan Sokol, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities CU Prague, Czech Republic

Participants:

Václav Havel, Former President, Czech Republic

André Glucksmann, Philosopher, France

Petr Pithart, Vice President of the Senate, Czech Republic

Jan Urban, Journalist, Czech Republic

Moderator:

M.C. Putna, Director of the Václav Havel Library, Czech Republic

11:15 – 11:30   Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:45 Part II of the roundtable (Faculty of Philosophy) – in English

Freedom and Its Adversaries: Perspectives of Central Europe

Opening remarks:

Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State, USA

Participants:

Jacques Rupnik, Historian, Director of CERI, France

Adam Michnik, Former Dissident, Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

Martin Bútora, Sociologist, Writer, Diplomat, Slovak Republic

Tom Stoppard, Playwright and Screenwriter, United Kingdom

Moderator:

Timothy Garton Ash, Writer and Columnist, United Kingdom

12:45 – 14:00  Lunch (Kampa Park)

14:00 – 15:15  Debate with the students

Audience:

Students and invited observers (approximately 400 people)

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