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The Velvet Revolution 30 Years Later: Promises, Legacies, and Challenges

November 20, 2019

6:00 pm 

Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000


Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Program Description

On the thirtieth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution which led to the collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia, the leaders of the student protesters in 1989, Mr. Jan Bubeník and Special Envoy Václav Bartuška, author and poet James Ragan, Film Director Pavlína Moskalyková, and Tatiana Gregor Brzobohatá, Miss World 2006, Charity leader and United Nations Ambassador will recall the dynamics of the Revolution and the subsequent transition to democracy, as well as the contemporary political challenges in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Elizabeth Drummond, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University.

Reception to follow.



Václav Bartuska, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Tatiana Gregor Brzobohatá, Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Beauty of Help Foundation

Jan Bubenik, Prominent political figure in the Czech Republic

Jiří Krátký, Special Envoy for Czech Expatriate Community and Expatriate Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Pavlína Moskaylková, Founder of the SOLOFILM COMPANY (USA & Czech Republic) & President of European Union of Arts Foundation

James Ragan, Author and poet



Registration is free and open to the public. Please use the registration form below. Kindly register by Tuesday, November 19.


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