American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) is an independent American non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Czech Republic. AFoCR fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, civic and cultural institutions. Nationwide in scope, AFoCR is the voice of the American constituency that supports close and strong relations with the Czech Republic and its people.
The Czech Center New York (CC NY) is a meeting place for Czech and local culture, a place where artists and professionals, Czech and non-Czech alike, can get to know each other and talk about their work, and produce work together, when the chance presents itself. Though of course our focus is on contemporary Czech artists, we are open to any idea that addresses current cultural or social themes, and are committed to the support of new international projects.
Diplomacy and Fashion is a celebration of global nations and cultures, bringing together diplomacy, fashion, and philanthropy. The mission is to promote up-and-coming designers from different countries around the world. Diplomacy & Fashion envisions the creation of an exclusive network with an emphasis on fashion and the future of the industry in the center of the world’s diplomacy.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Its fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. It is the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world.
In 1923, the Czechoslovak government decided that Czernin Palace would be alloted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offices of which were dispersed in several places in Prague. State rooms of Czernin Palace host many significant negotiations, and serve for the purposes of multiple conferences and sessions. It is not by accident that it was here where the Warsaw Treaty was dissolved at the beginning of 1990s.
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Moravian College is the sixth-oldest college in the United States, located in the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. Moravian College was founded on a belief that education is essential for all, without regard for gender or social standing. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Visit their website to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.
The National Film Archive (NFA) is one of the ten oldest film archives in the world. The NFA's function is collection, preservation, scientific processing, and using of audiovisual archival materials which document national film production, genesis and development of film art, life of the Czech nation and important world events. At present, the NFA takes care of more tha 150 million film meters, 600 thousand photographs, 30 thousand posters, and 100 thousand advert materials.
The Avalon Theatre has been a cornerstone of northwest Washington DC since the theater opened in February 1923. In April 2003, the Avalon became a nonprofit theater operated by The Avalon Theatre Project. As an independent, nonprofit theater, the Avalon offers exciting and diverse programming that includes outstanding first-run commercial films, independent and foreign films, documentaries, film festivals, and special programs for families and seniors. The Avalon Café opened in April 2009 in one of the theater’s retail spaces and will enhance the movie-going experience with outstanding food and beverages.