The Havel Albright Transatlantic Dialogues: Havel and Our Crisis - The Crisis of Truth


Expanding on earlier program, subsequent roundtables focused on Havel’s concept of truth and on his practice of kindness. Participants discussed them against the background of contemporary politics of disinformation and hatred.

The Crisis of Truth
Guests: Jacques Rupnik, James Le Sueur, Timothy Snyder, Paul Wilson
Moderator: Milan Babík

The Crisis of Kindness
Guests: Wendy Luers, Martin Putna, Marci Shore, Vladimir Tismăneanu
Moderator: Daniel Konrád


Serie: Havel - Albright Transatlantic Dialogues

Since the first Václav Havel Transatlantic Dialogues at GLOBSEC and FORUM 2000 conferences last year, we have lost another stalwart advocate of the transatlantic bond and of the need to face threats to democracy and international order together on both sides of the Atlantic, the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In view of the close bond between Václav Havel and Madeleine Albright and, after Havel's death, between the Secretary and the Library, the Václav Havel Library, with the approval of Madeleine Albright's family, renamed and rebranded the program as The Havel-Albright Transatlantic Dialogues (HATD), after the two major figures with roots in Central Europe who have personified the bond. Together, Václav Havel and Madeleine Albright symbolize the transatlantic relationship and the fundamental values underpinning it perhaps better than any other two people in recent history.

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