The Legacy of Vaclav Havel and the Future of Democracy


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 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 and Director, One World Film Festival

Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Hoover Institute

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, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post

Moderator: Marc F. Plattner, Editor, Journal of Democracy

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

Speaker: Michael Zantovsky, Director, Vaclav Havel Library Foundation

Moderator: Christopher Walker, Vice President, Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy