The US historian and writer, Timothy Snyder, was selected for the 17th award of the VIZE 97 prize, founded by dissident playwright and former president Václav Havel and his second wife, Dagmar. Snyder is a distinguished professor at Yale University who specializes in the history of Central Europe. The awards ceremony was held in Prague on October 5, 2015. Snyder’s book “Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin” was published in 2010 to considerable acclaim. Timothy David Snyder is an American historian, author, and academic specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, and the Holocaust.
The international spiritual centre Prague Crossroads is one of the projects of the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation Vision 97, which is also responsible for preserving and administering this unique space. Prague Crossroads is located in the deconsecrated Church of St. Anne, founded by St. Václav in 927 AD. The multifunctional centre hosts a wide variety of events - theatrical performances, concerts, banquets and conferences. AFoCR Directors attended the award ceremony.