On October 12, 2015 a group of AFoCR Directors visited Michael Žantovský in the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague. AFoCR was welcomed with a discussion and hot coffee.
Michael Žantovský is a Czech diplomat, politician, author, journalist, lyricist and psychologist. He is Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Court of St. James's, to the United Kingdom. As seen on vhlf.org, he is the current Director of the Vaclav Havel Library and President of the Aspen Institute Prague. He was among the founding members of the movement who coordinated the overthrow of the Communist regime. In January 1990, he became Spokesman, Press Secretary, and Advisor to President Vaclav Havel. He was later the Czech Ambassador to Washington, Tel Aviv, and London. Elected to the Czech Senate in 1996, he had spent six years as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security. He has combined a career in politics and foreign service with work as an author and translator into Czech, many contemporary British and American writers.
The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in the United States to honor, preserve, and build upon the legacy of playwright, dissident, and former President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel.
Vaclav Havel Library organizes access to unique materials documenting Havel’s accomplishments and activities in North America. The library creates an effective, cutting-edge interactive platform and bridge to promote worldwide awareness of Havel’s crucial contributions, not only to the democratic transition in Central Europe, but to ongoing debates about a much larger transition of the global community from the 20th to 21st century.