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


Initial roundtables were dedicated to the crises of values and language. Drawing on their different backgrounds, participants discussed not only Havel’s principles and ideas, but also their relevance to current developments such as the war in Ukraine.

The Crisis of Values
Guests: Jacques Rupnik, Marci Shore, Vladimir Tismăneanu, Michael Žantovský
Moderator: Josef Pazderka

The Crisis of Language
Guests: Martin Putna, Timothy Snyder, Paul Wilson, Michael Žantovský
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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