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  • After Words with Madeleine Albright
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    After Words with Madeleine Albright

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounts her early childhood years in her native Czechoslovakia, as it came under the control of Nazi Germany. Using her parents' writings,…

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  • emThe Wall Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtainem
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    The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

    Peter Sis talked about his illustrated book, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). This Caldecott Honor Book for ages 8 and older is an account of his childhood in Cold War-era…

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  • President Obama on Weapons Proliferation
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    President Obama on Weapons Proliferation

    President Obama spoke in Hradcanske Namesti Square about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and his hopes that European nations would join the United States in confronting the threat. He further said…

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  • emOn the Road to Democracy  The Czech Republicem
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    On the Road to Democracy: The Czech Republic

    The President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, talked about relations between the U.S. and Czech Republic, his meeting with President Bush, and democratic movements in Eastern Europe…

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  • USCzech Republic Relations
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    U.S.-Czech Republic Relations

    After their private meeting President Bush and Prime Minister Topolanek each spoke about the partnership between the U.S. and the Czech Republic. Topics included visa waivers, Russia, NATO,…

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  • Security in Central Europe
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    Security in Central Europe

    Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek talked about the importance of addressing security challenges in central Europe. Topics included the stationing of American missile defense in central Europe…

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  • Democracy and Security
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    Democracy and Security

    President Bush spoke to current and former dissidents on the topic “Democracy and Security: Core Values and Sound Policies” at a conference held in the Cernin Palace in Prague. In his…

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  • Environmental Issues
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    Environmental Issues

    Czech President Vaclav Klaus talked about the Czech Republic’s past as a communist state and contemporary environmental issues facing Europe. He criticized the Intergovernmental Panel on…

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  • emThe Hitler Kiss  The Czech Resistanceem
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    The Hitler Kiss: The Czech Resistance

    Ms. Vella talked about the book she co-authored with Radomir Luza, The Hitler Kiss: A Czech Memoir of Resistance, published by Louisiana State University Press. She talks about Luza’s involvement…

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  • Vaclav Havels Farewell Speech
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    Vaclav Havel's Farewell Speech

    President Havel delivered a farewell address to members of the Czech Parliament. His second term as president expired on February 2, 2003.

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  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
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    Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Prime Ministers Dzurinda and Zeman answered reporters' questions about the defeat of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in the United States Senate.

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  • Czechoslovakian Constitution
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    Czechoslovakian Constitution

    In a seminar on the new political makeup of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, panelists discussed the new constitution of Czechoslovakia. Issues raised in the forum included the role of…

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  • Czechoslovakian Transition to Democracy
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    Czechoslovakian Transition to Democracy

    President Havel discussed the move towards democracy and an open market taking place in Czechoslovakia. He talked about the need for investment and the many opportunities for Western business in…

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  • USCzechoslovakia State Dinner
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    U.S.-Czechoslovakia State Dinner

    U.S. President Bush and Czechoslovakian President Havel exchanged laudatory remarks at the podium during a dinner in honor of President Havel in the White House Dining Room. President Havel…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House agreed to the Murtha motion to close the conference committee meetings on H.R. 5803, Defense appropriations, to the public. The House agreed to the conference report on S. 2104,…

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  • Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister Address
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    Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister Address

    Minister Dienstbier addressed the assembly on Czechoslavakia and the events around the world.

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  • A Look at Czechoslovakia
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    A Look at Czechoslovakia

    Ungar discussed the political changes in Czechoslovakia since the revolution and commented on video footage of street scenes of April 1990.

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  • Czechoslovakian Elections
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    Czechoslovakian Elections

    The guest discussed the first free elections in Czechoslovakia in over 40 years which took place today.

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  • Commencement Address
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    Commencement Address

    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…

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  • Czechoslovakian President Address
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    Czechoslovakian President Address

    The House and Senate met jointly to receive an address by His Excellency Vaclav Havel, president of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. President Havel’s speech was consecutively…

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