Havel at Columbia



The Residency

The various events that were scheduled at Columbia and in New York City during Václav Havel's residency at Columbia in the fall 2006 focused on an exploration of the connection between art and citizenship. In addition to the events with President Havel, the Arts Initiative organized a series of symposia on specific art forms (theatre, music, architecture, art, film, literature) and citizenship. Each of these were moderated by Columbians; several were presented in partnership with some of New York's leading cultural institutions. This visit to Columbia was Havel's fourth: the early 1970s, 1990, 1997 and the fall 2006.

The Schedule

Sep 19, 2006,
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Lecture: Václav Havel: Acts of Courage, with Carol Rocamora
Lerner Hall, Arledge Cinema

Oct 26, 2006
Milestone: Václav Havel, Official Start of Residency,
Columbia University

Oct 27, 2006,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Back by popular demand, Lecture: Václav Havel: Acts of Courage, with Carol Rocamora
702 Hamilton

Nov 02, 2006,
7:30pm
Conversation: Literature and Citizenship, Arthur Danto and Orhan Pamuk
Miller Theater
Video Available (see playlist above).

Nov 03-Nov 05 , 2006
Performance: Largo Desolato, a play by Václav Havel, MFA Theatre program in the School of the Arts
Schapiro Studio, 605 W 115th Street

Nov 09, 2006,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Lecture: Paul Wilson: Tower of Song: How Music Doomed Communism in Czechoslovakia, Harriman Institute
Room 1512, International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street)

Nov 10-Nov 12 , 2006
Performance: Some Hero, adapted from Havel's Letters to Olga and his dramatic works, MFA Theatre program in the School of the Arts
Schapiro Studio, 605 W 115th Street

Nov 10, 2006,
1:00pm
Lecture: The Core Contemporary Civilization Coursewide Lecture by President Havel, Presented by The Center for The Core Curriculum
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
Video Available (see playlist above).

Nov 11, 2006,
8:00pm
Concert: The Plastic People of the Universe, Harriman Institute
The Cutting Room (19 West 24th Street, New York City)

Nov 11, 2006,
10:00am to 6:00pm
Symposium, in Honor of the Columbia University Residency of Václav Havel: The Examined Life: A Symposium Dedicated to the Literature and Politics of President Havel, Harriman Institute
Room 1501, International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street)
Video Available (see playlist above).

Nov.11, 2006,
6:00pm
Screening: Total Denial: Doe vs. UNOCAL, Directed by Milena Kaneva, In partnership with the Columbia Law School, Followed by Q&A with director and film star
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall, Joseph M. Proskauer Room 104

Nov 12, 2006,
3:00pm and 8:00pm
Core Presentation: Reading: The Garden Party, a play by Vaclav Havel, directed by Israel Horovitz, In partnership with The Center for the Core Curriculum
Miller Theatre
Video Available (see playlist above).

Nov 13, 2006,
7:00pm
Panel: Music and Citizenship, Moderated by George Lewis
In partnership with Apollo Theater--253 West 125th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave.) and Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave).

Nov 15, 2006,
2:00pm
Kraft Program Series: Challenges of New Democracies: A Conversation with President Havel and President Clinton, Moderated by President Lee Bollinger
Alfred Lerner Hall
Video Available (see playlist above).

Nov 17-Nov 19 , 2006
Performance: Redevelopment (or Slum Clearance), a play by Václav Havel, MFA Theatre program in the School of the Arts
Schapiro Studio, 605 W 115th Street

Nov 19, 2006,
6:30pm
Panel: Film and Citizenship, In partnership with with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Moderated by Richard Peña
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center

Video Available (see playlist above).

Nov 21, 2006,
7:00pm
Panel: Journalism and Citizenship, Moderated by Nicholas Lemann
Journalism
Video Available (see playlist above).

Dec 01 & 02, 2006,
8:00pm
Performance: Beggar's Opera, a play by Václav Havel, Barnard Theatre Department and The Harriman Institute
Miller Theatre

Dec 02, 2006,
1:00pm
Panel: Art and Citizenship, Moderated by Simon Schama
In partnership with The Museum of Modern Art

Dec 04, 2006,
7:00pm
Panel: Theater and Citizenship, Moderated by Alisa Solomon
In partnership with Public Theater
Video Available (see playlist above).

Dec 06, 2006,
10:30am
Special Event: Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research Event, Featured Speaker, Wole Soyinka with special guest, President Václav Havel
Miller Theatre
Video Available (see playlist above).

Dec 7, 2006,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lecture: Jiří Dienstbier: Democracy Seventeen Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain, Harriman Institute
Harison Room, on the 2nd Floor of Faculty House

Dec 15, 2006
Milestone: Václav Havel, Last Official Day of Residency,
Columbia University

Dec 15-Dec 17 , 2006
Performance: Protest, a play by Václav Havel, MFA Theatre program in the School of the Arts
Schapiro Studio, 605 W 115th Street

Dec 15-Dec 17 , 2006
Performance: Memo, a play by Václav Havel, MFA Theatre program in the School of the Arts
Schapiro Studio, 605 W 115th Street

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