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Commemorating Vaclav Havel

February 1, 2013 1 minute Read by Christopher Walsh

This week, we remember the contributions of the late Vaclav Havel to the advancement of human freedom and dignity.  Tomorrow, December 18, marks the one year anniversary of his death.  Havel was a leading voice for liberty in his native Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic.  He remains an inspiration to dissidents in countries like Burma and Cuba.  To honor his memory the Freedom Collection releases these never before seen excerpts from his interview conducted in April 2010: Charter 77

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Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh serves as a Manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  In this role, Christopher manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight. 

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Christopher worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Christopher is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies.  He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and three young children.

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