November 12, 2019, 9:00 AM
The Czech Embassy and the Slovak Embassy in collaboration with Georgetown University will hold the conference Velvet Revolution @ 30: A Legacy to Uphold with keynote speaker former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at Georgetown University on November 12, 2019, at 9:00 am. Ambassador of the Czech Republic Hynek Kmoníček and Ambassador of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok will open the discussions, marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which brought freedom and democracy back to Czechoslovakia in 1989. Reflecting on the past and the future, two distinguished panels will include those who courageously led the way during the demonstrations and those who continue to lead the society into the years to come. Please join us to celebrate and reflect on the 30th anniversary of the movement, which propelled Central Europe into the next century.