May 17, 2005 Václav Havel To Speak on Human Rights Issues

Press Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940; Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639

WHO: Václav Havel, playwright and one of Europe’s leading political, moral and intellectual leaders, will deliver a major lecture on human rights, focusing on countries such as Cuba, China, Belarus and Burma. Havel has occupied the Kluge Chair for Modern Culture in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center since early April.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24

WHERE: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

WHAT: The public lecture is titled “The Emperor Has No Clothes.” No tickets or reservations are required by the public, but seating is limited.

Media are invited to attend to cover and should plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. in order to clear Library security. Call Helen Dalrymple at (202) 707-1940 to reserve a seat.


PR 05-127
ISSN 0731-3527