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The FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs' Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy hosted 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.

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Full text of Ivan Havel's lecture at FIU on September 23, 2016.

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Guillermo Farinas, the Sacharov Prise winner, a Cuban human rights activist, who has proven so many times in the past his steadfast commitment to the cause of freedom and human dignity, is finding himself on the verge of death...

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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," and also hosted a photo exhibition by Czech photographer, Hana Jakrlova.

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The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy hosted a 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.

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To view the photos from the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy's program with Honorable Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, click here.

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Click here to read the full text of the lecture entitled "The Road of Freedom is the Only Way for All of Us" delivered by the Honorable Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic at FIU on 3/22/2016.

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Martin Palous, Director of the Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy has written a memo evaluating the situation in Cuba one year after the US change in policy. The memo contains suggestions for both US and EU policy makers and gives speaks about the state of human rights in Cuba.

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Today marks the one year anniversary of the United States change in policy towards Cuba. While debate on the policy shift rages on People In Need, a non-profit center for human rights and democracy, has released a report that aims to shine on light on the Island's current human rights situation.

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The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy hosted a conversation with Ambassador Michael Žantovský, who is an accomplished diplomat, serving as ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom from 2009-2015, as the Czech Ambassador to the United States and to Israel, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of the Senate, as well as President of the Civic Democratic Alliance.

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