VÁCLAV HAVEL EUROPEAN DIALOGUES 2021 - THE OTHER EUROPE On-line conference 11 - 12 May 2021

International Online Conference
The Other Europe
11 - 12 May 2021

11 May

17:00 Opening

Michael Žantovský, executive director of the Václav Havel Library

17:05 Interview with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Influencer Karel (Kovy) Kovář will pose the questions

17:45 Introduction

Jacques Rupnik, political scientist, creator and presenter of documentary The Other Europe

18:00 Panel I - The Other Europe

Lech Walesa, President of the Republic of Poland, 1990-1995
Lutz Rathenow, legislator, Saxony
István Rév, Professor of History and Political Science, Central European University
Jan Krčmář, translator and journalist
Martina Mašková, moderator

19:00 Conclusion of first day and invitation to second

Martina Mašková, moderator

12 May

15:00 Launch of day two of conference

Jana Ciglerová, moderator

15:05 Panel II – Three-generational dialogue

Milan Šimečka, philosopher and literary reviewer (historical recording)
Martin Milan Šimečka, writer and journalist
Michal Šimečka, Member of European Parliament
Jana Ciglerová, moderator

16:00 Panel III - The Other Europe Today

Keynote Introduction: Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic

Olga Richterová, Vice-Chair of the Committee for Social Policy of the Czech Chamber of Deputies
Marianne Kneuer, President of the International Political Science Association
Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies
Michael Žantovský, moderator

17:00 Thematic Programme

Pictures of the Other Europe: Belarus​

17:20 Close of conference

Michael Žantovský, executive director of the Václav Havel Library​