From April to the Velvet Revolution


The fight goes on and lessons learned in Portugal and in former Czechoslovakia as an inspiration for future transformation. The program, organized under the auspices of the Ambassador of Portugal to the Czech Republic, H.E. Luís de Almeida Sampaio together with the Václav Havel Library, will be streamed in English on The Havel Channel as a part of a series of events on the occasion of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union. ▪ 18.00-18.20 Welcome and opening remarks H.E. Luís de Almeida Sampaio, Ambassador of Portugal to the Czech Republic Michael Žantovský, Executive Director, Vaclav Havel Library Sandra Baborovská, Historian of Art and Culture ▪ 18.30-20.00 Panel I – Revolutions Then and Now José Aguiar-Branco, former Minister of Defence of Portugal Álvaro Beleza, SEDES’ president, TBD Monika Pajerová, lecturer in the Centre for International Education and Exchange, Charles University Jan Farský, MP, Deputy Leader, STAN Party Moderator: H.E. Luís de Almeida Sampaio, Ambassador of Portugal to the Czech Republic ▪ 20.00-21.30 Panel II – The Shape of the Post-pandemic Future Tomáš Sedláček, Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at the Československá obchodní banka Lenka Zlámalova, publicist and economist, Echo24 daily Jaime Gama, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, TBD José Manuel Fernandes, publisher of Observador Jaime Nogueira Pinto, Professor, Institute of Political and Social Sciences, Lisbon University Moderator: Michael Žantovský, Executive Director, Václav Havel Library ► The conference will be held in English without translation.

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