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Feb 7, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

[Doh-bree Dehn] First Thursday with Jiří Pehe

Special Guest : Jiří Pehe; February 7, 6:30 pm.


[Doh-bree dehn] First Thursday  
Thursday, February 7, 6:30 PM at the Czech Center New York



- Czech political analyst


TOPIC: Discussion and reading from his novel Na okraji zmizelého (On the Edge of the Disappeared)


An open, informal meeting with a specific theme of discussion that provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and enjoy the company of people
with an interest in the Czech Republic.

Open bar with Czech beer and wine.

[Doh-bree dehn] First Thursday  is organized by Czech Center New York on the first Thursday of each month.


R.S.V.P. required by February 6.

T: 212-288-0830 ext. 100 (Radka Krizek), info@czechcenter.com

Czech Center, 1109 Madison Avenue @ 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028

Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street


Jiří Pehe is a politicial analyst and author of several books. He has written hundreds of articles and analytical studies on developments in Eastern Europe for American, Czech, and German periodicals and academic journals. He regularly comments on political developments for Czech and international media.

Jiří Pehe is currently the Director of New York University in Prague and the head of NYU's Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy, and Culture (PIDEC).  He teaches at Charles University and New York University in Prague.

From September 1997 to May 1999, Pehe was Director of the Political Department of Czech President Vaclav Havel and later served as President Havel’s adviser. He is a member of the Program Committee of the Forum 2000 Foundation that organizes annual international conferences under Václav Havel's auspices.

Until 2005 Pehe had for several years been a member of the board of directors of CEELI, a U.S. organization that educates lawyers in post-communist countries. Since 2005, Pehe has been a member of the board of directors of the Open Society Fund in Prague. Since 1997 Pehe has been a board member of Lipa, a civic association which organizes discussion forums about important problems of Czech society. In 1999 he was a co-founder and one of the three first spokesmen of Impuls 99, a civic movement. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Osma discussion club, which organizes public debates on important social and political issues.
More information: www.pehe.cz


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Feb 7, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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