Aleksanteri Institute in co-operation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic
and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic organised a seminar

Prague Spring 1968 - Seminar of the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary
of the Prague Spring, Czechoslovakia

Time: Monday 2.6.2008, 13:00 - 16:00
Place: Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Chair: Mr. Jaakko Iloniemi, Minister, Executive Director

Invitation (pdf)

Lehdistötiedote (doc)

Press release (doc)


Seminar programme

13:00-13:20 Archived film screenings
13:20-13:30 Opening of the Seminar
H.E. Viera Štupáková, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic
H.E. Vladimír Kotzy, Ambassador of the Czech Republic
Prof. Markku Kivinen, Director of the Aleksanteri Institute
13:30-13:45 PhDr. Oldřich Tůma, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of the Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, - Prague Spring - between reform from above and public movement from below.
13:50-14:05 MUDr. Pavol Dubček, President of the Alexander Dubček Association,
Slovak Republic - Pavol Dubček´s personal reminiscences of his father Alexander Dubček
14:10-14:25 Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Ph.D., B.Sc. Member of the Parliament, Chairman of the Grand Committee (EU affairs), Finland -The Effects of the Prague Spring in Europe
14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-15:15 PhDr. Slavomír Michálek, CSc., Director of the Institute of Historical Studies of the Slovak Academy of Science, Slovak Republic - Czechoslovakia, Invasion of the “five” from August 68
15:20-15:35 Ms. Lieko Zachovalová - Personal memories of the correspondent of the Finnish Radio YLE/FBC in Prague
15:40-16:10 Discussion
16:15-18:00 Reception