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Nicolas Winton‘s Wall Unveiled in Florida Holocaust Museum


On 16th November, 2014 a wall dedicated to Sir Nicholas Winton was unveiled in the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg to honour his legacy. more ►

Havel Corner in Philadelphia Unveiled


The Havel Corner was dedicated in memory of late President of the Czech Republic Václav Havel in the City of Philadelphia on August 5, 2014. more ►

Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is currently accepting applications from journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation for the 2014-2015 Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship (VHJF). more ►

New Issue of Czech the News

The May issue of our newsletter Czech the News is now online. Read about honoring our veterans as well as those who helped to strengthen Czech-US relations, about upcoming cultural events and check out photos from the recent EU Open House more ►

Memorial Day Observance at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Baltimore


On Memorial Day, Deputy Chief of Mission Jaroslav Zajíček and colonel Miroslav Šuhaj traveled to Baltimore to participate at the Annual Memorial Day Observance. The event took place at the Bohemian National Cemetery of Baltimore, which was… more ►

Czech Composer Debuts World Premiere at National Gallery of Art


On May 28, at 12:10 pm, the National Gallery of Art Chamber Players will perform the world premiere of "Rock for 22 Strings" by Czech composer Miloš Orson Štědroň, as well as the compositions of other EU country contemporary composers, in the… more ►

V4 Film Series: March 25 - April 15


The Embassies of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia present the 3rd annual V4 film series from March 25-April 15, 2014. more ►

Acclaimed Czech Director Hřebejk in DC - Apr. 8-10


Top Czech director Jan Hřebejk will present three of his award-winning films – KAWASAKI'S ROSE, HONEYMOON, and COSY DENS, in the Washington, DC area from April 8-10, 2014. Each screening features a Q&A; with the director. more ►

2014 Templeton Prize Laureate - Tomáš Halík


Tomáš Halík, a Czech priest and philosopher who risked imprisonment for illegally advancing religious and cultural freedoms after the Soviet invasion of his country, and has since become a leading international advocate for dialogue among… more ►

Masterworks of Czech Animation


The National Gallery of Art will present a program of Czech animated shorts as part of their two-part series Masterworks of Czech Animation on March 16 and 29, in the East Building Auditorium. The series features animations of legendary… more ►

New Film COLETTE Reveals Love’s Power


The Avalon Theatre presents its new line-up of films for the Lions of Czech Film series beginning with COLETTE, based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee and former American University professor Arnošt Lustig, on February 12, at 8 pm. Set… more ►

Encyclopedia of Czech-American Biography


Past SVU President Míla Rechcigl, for years, has been diligently working on a long-term, to date the most ambitious SVU project yet, to preparing a comprehensive and up to date Czech American Biography. more ►

Festival Ends on a High Note


Marking this year’s festival in honor of former Czech President Václav Havel, U.S. President Barack Obama sent a celebratory letter reiterating the importance of the enriching ties between Czech and American cultures as well as the extraordinary… more ►

Festival Ends on a High Note

Marking this year’s festival in honor of former Czech President Václav Havel, U.S. President Barack Obama sent a celebratory letter reiterating the importance of the enriching ties between Czech and American cultures as well as the extraordinary… more ►

Distinguished Cuban Guests Offer Their Picture of Cuba


A standing ovation and a roar of applause greeted internationally renowned blogger Yoani Sánchez as she spoke to an audience of over 100 people at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, marking her first visit to Washington and the opening of the… more ►

Czech Embassy Presents Evening of Star-Studded Glam

Washington photographer Patrick Ryan has captured the essence of the red carpet photographing premieres and special events throughout the DC area. He presented Red Carpet DC: The Capital and Cult of Celebrity, an exhibition of photographs… more ►

Grand Opening of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

On Saturday July 14, thousands of people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, celebrated the re-opening of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The old museum building was badly damaged during the massive floods in 2008. more ►

Diplomatic Soccer Tournament

On May 26, 2012, the Ukrainian Embassy hosted the Diplomatic Mini-Soccer Cup. It was held as a tournament between the European Embassies, in order to promote the upcoming European Championship in soccer that Ukraine, together with Poland, is… more ►

Czech Language Foundation Annual Banquet

On April 1, the Czech Language Foundation held its annual banquet recognizing both the students of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln attending courses of Czech language and literature and those members of the community who, through their… more ►

Charles University in Prague offers degrees to US students

Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague offers a wide range of bachelor and master degree programs in english for students from all over the world. Founded in 1348, Charles University is one of the oldest universities in… more ►

Honoring Col. Erland A. Tillman

On February 8, 2012, Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra bestowed the “60th Anniversary of the End of World War II Honorary Medal” upon Col. Erland A. Tillman. Col. Tillman received the medal for taking part in the… more ►

Film Screening in Honor of Miloš Forman's Birthday - Feb. 23, 2012 at 7 pm


In honor of director Miloš Forman’s 80th birthday, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen the documentary Miloš Forman: What Doesn’t Kill You…(Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije…) on February 23, at 7 pm, with opening remarks and a Q&A; session… more ►

Special Issue of Czech the News

The new Special issue of Czech the News, the newsletter of the Embassy of the Czech Republic, is now available. This issue is dedicated to the life and work of President Vaclav Havel who passed away in December 2011. more ►