Monument to Havel unveiled at Georgetown campus

A memorial plaque to the former Czechoslovak and Czech president Václav Havel has been unveiled at the Georgetown University campus in Washington D.C. The plaque is situated next to a monument, created by the architect Bořek Šípek, and comprises of two wooden chairs under a linden tree. The former dissident and playwright’s second wife Dagmar Havlová, as well as some of his friends like the priest Tomáš Halík and former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright were present at the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday.

Author: Jan Richter