25 Years After the Velvet Revolution: The Continuing Struggle for a Europe Whole and Free

November 20, 2014
09:00 am - 12:00 pm

1025 F St NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20004


9:00am-9:45am: From Charter 77 to the Maidan: Empowering the Powerless

  • Karel von Schwarzenberg, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Moderator: Carl Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy

9:45am-10:45am: Ukraine and the Future of Democracy in Europe

  • Martin Palous, Vaclav Havel Library
  • Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post
  • Nadia Diuk, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic
  • Jacques Rupnik, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques
  • Moderator: Christopher Walker, International Forum for Democratic Studies

10:45am-11:00am: Coffee Break

11:00am-12:00 noon: The Role of NGOs in Aiding Democracy Across Borders

  • Simon Panek, People in Need Foundation
  • Jakub Klepal, Forum 2000
  • Rodger Potocki, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Rosa Maria Paya, Coordinating Council Christian Democratic Movement
  • Jiri Kozak, CEVRO – Liberal Conservative Academy
  • Moderator: Barbara Haig, National Endowment for Democracy

12:00pm: Lunch

More on this event:
25 Years After the Velvet Revolution Photo Gallery