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November 17th, 2017
2017 Good Bye Lenin Program
The 2017 Good Bye Lenin Program, which took place from November 6-17, was organized by CADAL’s Václav Havel Institute with support from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

September 20th, 2017
Cuba’s Political Camps: the Opposition, Reformists, and Continuists

August 24th, 2017
Jorge Edwards Presents «The Last Sister»
Taking place at the Matta Cultural Center, the book launch for Edwards’ new novel included opening remarks by the National Minister of Culture, Pablo Avelluto, and comments by the author Ana María Shua and the Director of the National Library, Alberto Manguel. The novel “The Last Sister” is based on the real story of María Edwards, a woman who rescued Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Paris.

August 23th, 2017
Conference on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism
The conference took place in the Palacio San Martin, home to Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The day’s events were as follows: Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for Combatting Anti-Semitism and Honoring the Memory of the Holocaust; Solidarity with Current Victims of Human Rights Violations; The City of Buenos Aires’s Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism: a Tribute to Cecilia de la Torre; the introduction of the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Civil Society Advisory Board’s International Democratic Solidarity Commission; and closing reflections by Jorge Edwards.

June 14th, 2017
The International Community’s Reaction to the Venezuelan Crisis
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CADAL jointly organized a conference in Montevideo focused on analyzing the political crisis faced by Venezuela and the international democratic community’s role. The conference’s speakers included Tamara Taraciuk, Pablo Mieres, Pablo Iturralde, and Kristin Wesemann.

June 2th, 2017
Foreign Policy and Human Rights
From 5 May to 2 June 2017, CADAL organized five sessions within the workshop “Foreign Policy and Human Rights”, with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The workshop was moderated by Sybil Rhodes, vice president of CADAL and director of its academic council.

May 22th, 2017
Abuses and threats to democracy in Venezuela
In cooperation with the Law College of Universidad de Palermo, CADAL arranged a talk on “Abuses and threats to democracy in Venezuela: its impact on Latin America”, with Inti Rodríguez, Tamara Taraciuk and Gabriel Salvia as speakers.

March 21th, 2017
14th Anniversary of the Cuban Black Spring
With the participation of author and former political prisoner Jorge Olivera Castillo and jurist Daniel Sabsay, CADAL's programme Puente Democrático organized the conference «The Human Rights situation in Cuba 14 years after the Black Spring».

March 8th, 2017
Presentation of the book «Crímenes de Estado» (State Crimes)
The book State Crimes. Justice’s Dilemmas, published in 2016 by the Hammurabi Editions, with the cooperation of CADAL, republished articles and notes by Jaime Malamud Goti, written in over the past 15 years, on transitional justice.

December 20th, 2016
Cuba: Political Scenarios and Media Impact
In the context of the second anniversary of the normalization of the relations between the United States and Cuba, CADAL organized a lecture with Armando Chaguaceda, Inés Pousadela, Alicia Lissidini and Fernando J. Ruiz.

November 17th, 2016
Programme: Good Bye Lenin 2016
The programme took place from November 1 to 17 with a total of nine classes. Primarily directed at students and university graduates younger than 25 years, the programme elaborated the development of socialism in Eastern and Central Europe between 1917 and 1989, the transition to communism and the cases of the remaining dictatorships in Cuba and North Korea. A wide range of lecturers participated in the programme including historian Ricardo López Göttig, Professor Fernando Ruiz, the representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Argentina, film critic Pablo de Vita, Sociologist Gabriel Palumbo, Political Scientist Agustín Menédez, the ambassador of Geogria and the President of CADAL.

November 16th, 2016
Human Rights after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, CADAL organized the conference "Human Rights after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Old and New Challenges" in Uruguay with keynote speakers Alvaro Garcé and Soledad Garcia Muñóz.

October 18th, 2016
Swedish ex diplomat receives award in Prague
In the framework of the 20° edition of the Forum 2000, Micael Lagergren received from the hands of Cuban democratic activists in the Zofin palace in Prague, the award to committed diplomacy in Cuba 2015. Lagergren worked as the third secretary of the Sweden embassy in Cuba form May 2010 to April 2015.

August 23th, 2016
Conference in the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism
The fourth edition of this conference was distinguished by the presentation of various panels, some of them dealt with “Antisemitism: remnant of the past, stories of the present” while other focused on the violation of human rights in a number of countries, such as North Korea, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Venezuela or Nicaragua. The opening remarks were made by Claudio Avruj and Graciela Fernandez Meijide and the conference was closed by Günter Nooke. This activity was sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and received the institutional support of Forum 2000, UN Watch, Equatorial Guinea Justice, International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK).

July 5th, 2016
An Unfinished Dialogue between Osvaldo Paya and Vaclav Havel - Cuba in 2016
Martin Palouš He belonged to the original signatories of Charter 77, served as its spokesperson in 1986 and participated at the creation of Civic Forum during the Velvet Revolution (November 1989). After the fall of Communism he was a member of Parlament, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations. During his stay in Argentina he was declared Honor Guest of the City of Buenos Aires.

June 22th, 2016
Freedom of Expression and Ideological Diversity in Cuba
Prior to their concerts at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and at the Festival Antitodo, the members of the emblematic Cuban band Porno Para Ricardo gave a presentation at the headquarters of CADAL.

June 11th, 2016
Building Cuba's Future
The programme "International Solidarity and Democracy" of CADAL organised a conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, took part together with the Cuban activists Laritza Diversent, Manuel Cuesta Morúa and Victor Manuel Domínguez.

April 6th, 2016
Havel documentary was screened at Universidad de Belgrano
The studies program of International Relations at Universidad de Belgrano and the Vaclav Havel Institute of CADAL organized the presentation of the documentary "Life as Vaclav Havel," directed by Andrea Sedláčková.

March 18th, 2016
13 years after the Cuban Black Spring
CADAL´s Program for International Democratic Solidarity organized a conference on the Cuban legal system and the challenges of political opening thirteen years after the crackdown on Cuban dissidents that culminated in 75 activists sentenced to long prison terms.

November 17th, 2015
Good Bye Lenin program 2015
The program was given from November, 3th to 17th in five days and was attended by young students and university graduates under 25 interested in the socialist experience in Central and Eastern Europe between 1917-1989, the transitions from communism and regional cases and the most emblematic international remaining dictatorships.

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