February 16, 2007 Václav Havel To Discuss "Dissidents and Freedom" at Invitation-Only Event on Feb. 20

Closed to the Public, but Media Are Invited to Attend

Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639

WHO: Václav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, playwright and human rights advocate. Havel currently holds the Chair of Modern Culture at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.

WHAT: Havel will conduct a forum on “Dissidents and Freedom,” featuring eight dissidents and activists from around the world. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Havel also will receive awards from both the National Endowment for Democracy and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. A reception will follow.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. The reception starts at 7:10 p.m.

WHERE: Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The reception will be in the Montpelier Room, also on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building.

Media interested in attending please call Donna Urschel in the Library’s Public Affairs Office at (202) 707-1639.


PR 07-028
ISSN 0731-3527