Havel Conversations Live: Wendy Luers

talk

May 22, 2018 , 6:30 - 8:00 pm

[3rd Floor]

Wendy Luers, human rights activist and non-profit leader, founder of Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, diplomatic spouse, and pre-revolution Prague resident in conversation with former Havel foreign policy adviser Lise Stone. On Havel’s influence, human rights around the world, and the responsibilities that go hand in hand with expanding social media and escalating global conflicts.

Wendy W. Luers is the founding President of The Foundation for a Civil Society (FCS) and Co-Chair of the Project on Justice in Times of Transition. She established FCS in New York and Prague in January 1990 at the request of the Czechoslovaks and Americans following her residence in Prague with her husband, Ambassador William Luers from 1983 to 1986 when they became close to Vaclav Havel and Charter 77. FCS helped promote civil society and provided advice and expertise with offices in New York and Prague from 1990 through 1999, and in Bratislava, Slovakia from 1993 through 1999. In 2012, Mrs. Luers co-founded the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation in New York. She serves on numerous boards, including those at Stanford, Tufts and the University of Southern California. She was the first woman and first non-Czech to receive the Gratias Agit Award from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and she was decorated with the Double White Cross by Slovakian President Michal Kovac.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, please register online. For more information about the event and to register your seat, visit www.bohemianbenevolent.org.

Organized by: VHLF, BBLA