The Legacy of Vaclav Havel and the Future of Democracy

October 13, 2016
09:00 am - 02:00 pm

Conference Agenda

9:00–9:15am: Welcoming Remarks
Speakers:  Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy

9:15–9:30am: Introductory Remarks
Speakers: Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

9:30am–10:45am: The Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Reaffirming the Fundamental Principles of Freedom and Human Rights

Speakers: Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies 
Igor Blaževič, Founder, One World Film Festival
Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Barbara Haig, Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy, National Endowment for Democracy

11:00am–12:15pm: Defending the Liberal World Order

Speakers: Leon Wieseltier, Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, Brookings Institution
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Hoover Institute
Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
Moderator: Marc F. Plattner, Editor, Journal of Democracy

12:30pm–2pm: Havel in the 21st Century: Reviving Democratic Conviction

Speaker:  Michael Zantovsky, Director, Vaclav Havel Library
Moderator: Christopher Walker, Vice President, Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy

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