About this event

The Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Friends of Slovakia, The Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the United States, The American Friends of the Czech Republic, The Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United States, and The Transatlantic Democracy Working Group invite you to this year’s Freedom Lecture at noon (12:00 PM ET) on Friday, November 17. 

Featured speaker Rasto Kuzel, executive director of MEMO 98, will discuss the importance of free and fair elections for democracy in light of the recent outcomes in Slovakia and Poland and ahead of the US races in 2024. 

 The Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture was established in 2000. Intended to commemorate the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the lecture is scheduled annually close to November 17. Conceived as a joint activity of the Czech and Slovak Embassies, together with American Friends of the Czech Republic and Friends of Slovakia, the choice of speaker and topic alternates each year between the Czech and Slovak groups.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Olivia Monroe ([email protected]) and Ayleen Cameron ([email protected]). 

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