Mission Statement

The mission of the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is to study and explore the politics of human rights, the processes of democratization in societies that were once under autocratic governments, and the experiences of societies currently in transition around the world. Our experiential basis and point of departure is Eastern and Central Europe, the home of Vaclav Havel. Our ambition is to foster partnerships, international dialogue and greater global exchange in the areas of human rights, democratization and diplomacy.