Tunisia’s fragile post-revolution democracy was strengthened by the work of a “Quartet” made up of the Tunisian League of Human Rights, the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, the Tunisian Labor Union, and the Tunisian Trades Association. Mr. Ben Moussa will describe the successful strategies used by the Quartet to mediate between politicians and members of civil society organizations. He will also address the ongoing need to seek justice and democracy in the broader Middle East and N. Africa
Join the Green School for a lecture by Ambassador Gentry Smith on "Diplomacy in the 21st Century." As the Directory of the Office of Foreign Missions, Ambassador Smith will share his experiences and insights for diplomacy.
Join the European and Eurasian Studies Program for its Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland "Eastern Europe: Between the Past and the Future." Presentation by Former President of Poland and Solidarność Leader, Lech Wałęsa.
Join the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program for its next TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series event featuring journalist and author, Rafael Adamuz, as he presents his latest book, "La Memoria Varada." This event will feature excerpts from "La Memoria Varada" read by the author and juxtaposed with music by guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez.
The Exile Studies Program in collaboration with The Betsy-South Beach hotel, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy, Department of English and The Center for Humanities an Urban Environment presents "From Exile to Literature" with Dr. Monika Zgustova.
The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy presents a timely discussion by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Pavel Bělobrádek. He will be presenting the current Czech perspectives on international relations and will be joined by Hon. Ondřej Benešik, member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and chairman of the European Affairs Committee, and the Hon. Pavel Svoboda, member and chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament.
Join the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for an upcoming panel discussion with Cuban Opposition Leaders Rosa Maria Payá and Orlando Gutierrez on President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba and its implications for political evolution on the island.
The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a lecture by Dr. Jacques Rupnik, Centre de Recherches Internationale (CERI) at Sciences Po, Paris, on "Where is Cuba Going? A European Perspective." Themes to be explored include: Democratic transitions and their common elements; Case studies of democratic transitions as unique occurrences; How to unleash the “power of the powerless”; Relevance of the Havel “legacy” for today’s Cuba; among others.
The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy is hosting a photo exhibition titled "La Otra Cuba." This exhibition focuses on unique stories of Cuban citizens living beyond the view of tourists and other visitors to the island.
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with Dr. Ivan M. Havel, brother of Czech writer, dissident and statesman Václav Havel on the struggle for freedom in totalitarian Czechoslovakia.
Join the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for an engaging presentation and dialogue focused on Human Rights, Cuba and the international community. Distinguished member of the European Parliament Pavel Telička and three distinguished figures of Cuban democratic opposition, Rosa Maria-Payá, Pedro Fuentes-Cid and Orlando Gutierrez.