Commencement Address

Mr. Dubcek inspired the democratic reforms in Czechoslovakia in 1968. These reforms, called "socialism with a human face", led to the… read more

Mr. Dubcek inspired the democratic reforms in Czechoslovakia in 1968. These reforms, called "socialism with a human face", led to the Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August, 1968. Shortly after, Mr. Dubcek was arrested, taken to Moscow and expelled from the Communist Party. Last fall he became chairman of his country’s parliament following a revolution in November. This is his first trip to the United States, during which he is receiving an honorary doctorate degree from American University. Professor Lustitg served as Mr. Dubcek’s translator. close

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Commencement Address

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Program ID:
12238-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 13, 1990
Last Aired:
May 15, 1990

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  • May 13, 1990 | 10:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 14, 1990 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 14, 1990 | 4:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 15, 1990 | 4:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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