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openculture.jpg December 1, 2009. Havel at Columbia, a multimedia resource developed by CCNMTL and the Columbia University Arts Initiative to support former Czech President Václav Havel’s seven-week residency at Columbia University in 2006, was recently highlighted in the Open Culture post, The Velvet Revolution Revisited: Havel at Columbia.

The Havel at Columbia site contains a wide range of teaching and learning materials for classroom study of Havel’s life and art. The site features video interviews with scholars, artists, and political figures contributing their insights on Havel’s legacy as an artist and political leader, including Dean Lisa Anderson from the School of International and Public Affairs, former President George H. W. Bush, Edward Albee, Milos Forman, Lou Reed, and George Soros. Havel at Columbia also provides a timeline of events, an image glossary with photographs and primary documents, and archival footage from television and films, providing historical context for the Velvet Revolution and Havel’s presidency.

Open Culture, a website dedicated to exploring cultural and educational media freely available on the web, provides links to several Havel at Columbia resources and, in reference to the site's robust video library, noted, "Collectively, these conversations give you a very good feel for the man, the artist, and his historical contributions." Visit Open Culture to read the full post.

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Dec-19-2011: Remembering Havel
Dec-08-2006: Havel at Columbia Podcasts Featured on iTunes
Nov-13-2006: CCNMTL's Work on Havel Site Featured on Columbia Home Page
Oct-26-2006: Havel at Columbia Site Released to Support Václav Havel's Residency
Oct-26-2006: Press Release: Havel at Columbia Site Released