On October 2, at 3 pm, Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Vaclav Havel Library, and American Friends of the Czech Republic, will present a panel discussion in Gaston Hall, followed by the dedication of Vaclav Havel's Place and reception in the Alumni Square, honoring the late Czech President, playwright, and human rights advocate – Vaclav
Havel. Guest speakers will include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Professor Tomas Halik from Charles University in Prague. The dedication will feature the planting of a linden tree, the national tree of the Czech Republic, as well as a bench designed by Havel's court architect Borek Sipek. Havel’s widow Dagmar Havlova will cut the ribbon opening the site. Georgetown was one of the first places that Havel visited after coming to the U.S. in 1990, following the revolution that brought freedom to the nation. Join us in honoring Havel through this very special living memorial in Washington, DC. Admission is free; however, RSVP required.
Event begins at 3:00PM
Presented by: Embassy of the Czech Republic
Featured Artist(s): Madeleine Albright, Tomas Halik,