Czech Ambassador to Great Britain Michael Žantovský will deliver the 2013 Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture. Amb. Žantovský was formerly Czech ambassador to the United States (1992-1997). The lecture will be hosted by the Wilson Center for International Scholars from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. An invitation will be forthcoming.
The event is sponsored by American Friends of the Czech Republic, Friends of Slovakia, and the Czech and Slovak embassies. Previous speakers have included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Czech President Václav Klaus, and former Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová. Last year’s speaker was former Slovak Ambassador to the United States Martin Bútora.