Past Event

Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Eyewitness Accounts: The Prague Spring and Russian Occupation of 1968

Petr Palecek, International Management Consultant
Robert Koran, Director, Business and Management Department, UC Berkeley Extension
Alois Strnad, Venture Capitalist and Fund Manager
John Connelly, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley History Department
Richard Pivnicka, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic – Moderator

During one of the most remarkable periods of Eastern European history, liberalization blossomed during the few short months of the Prague Spring, followed by the dramatic repression of the Soviet occupation. Our panelists, including academic specialists and former Czech citizens who lived through the events, will discuss the historic significance of that time, including the kidnapping of the leaders of the Prague Spring by the Soviet Communist Party's Politburo to force their signatures to the Moscow Protocol. This presentation is in conjunction with The Club’s exhibit of Prague 1968 photos by Paul Goldsmith documenting the Soviet invasion.

MLF: International Relations
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$8 members, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Norma Walden