Havel Conversations Oral History Projects

The HAVEL CONVERSATIONS Oral History Project has filmed and posted online interviews with ten prominent U. S. politicians, academics, writers, and artists, including Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Timothy Snyder, and Suzanne Vega. The conversations present firsthand memories of Havel, his colleagues, and the historical events he inspired. Equally important, they constitute a highly interesting set of statements on social and political issues affecting Americans and Europeans today. With deep political and social shifts taking place on both sides of the Atlantic, our interviewees intertwined their memories of Havel with questions about human rights, morality, and the decline of democratic values.