Václav Havel Library Foundation formed in the United States
Friends of the late former Czech president Václav Havel have founded the Václav Havel Library Foundation in the United States. Its mission is to promote the late leader’s ideas and his work, as well as the organization of events centered around his literary and political heritage. Among its supporters are the former secretary of state Madeleine Albright as well as former US ambassador to the Czech Republic Craig Stapleton. The first event organized by the new foundation is set to take place in New York City’s Lincoln Center on Monday. The US-based foundation is also planning to collaborate with the Prague Václav Havel Library.