Thoughts and Legacies Reflections

  • Where: Columbia University, Italian Academy Teatro (2nd Floor), 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, USA
  • When: March 9, 2016 16:00 till 17:30

Please join us in celebrating the legacy of Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic, playwright and philosopher, as this year would have been his 80th birthday celebration. We will be joined by his advisors and contemporaries to honor his legacy as well as assess the current political and economic developments in Central-East Europe.

Conference Program

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening Remarks
Alex Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Panel
Timothy Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Michael Kraus, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
Jacques Rupnik, Director of Research, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po
Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Q&A

Organized by COLUMBIA I SIPA / Center on Global Economic Governanace

Registration is required for attendance. Register here.
Co-sponsored by the East Central European Center, Harriman Institute, Alliance Program, and Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.
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