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Entitled "Recovering the promise of 1989", this event created by Václav Havel brought together analysts, activists, journalists, and politicians from all over the world in Prague. Among them were Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize winner, human rights activist and journalist (Yemen); Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of Prague (Czech Republic); Markus Meckel, former member of parliament (Germany); Maia Sandu, Prime Minister (Moldova); Manuel Cuesta Morúa, political activist (Cuba); Adam Michnik, editor of Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland); Vesna Pusić, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (Croatia); Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Central Administration (Tibet); Hasler Iglesias, Popular Will (Venezuela); Cristiana Chamorro, Violeta Chamorro Foundation (Nicaragua); Andrea Papus Ngombet Malewa, political activist (Republic of the Congo); Yevgeniy Zhovtis, activist (Kazakhstan); and Glanis Changachirere, activist (Zimbabwe).
Along with the Democratic Solidarity project of Forum 2000, CADAL organized the panel "60 years of communism in Cuba" on Monday, October 14. The panel’s speakers were Dánae Vílchez, journalist (Nicaragua); Wilhelm Hofmeister, director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for Spain and Portugal (Germany); and Tania Bruguera, artist and activist (Cuba). The panel was moderated by Miriam Kornblith, director for Latin America of the National Endowment for Democracy (Venezuela).
Afterwards, Gabriel Salvia and Manuel Cuesta Morúa awarded the Czech Filip Vurm with the Prize for Committed Diplomacy in Cuba 2016-2018.
On Tuesday 14, Gabriel Salvia moderated a panel on "Student Power" with the participation of Rafaela Requesens, director of the Fundación Juntos Por la Vida (Venezuela); and Grigor Yeritsyan, President of the Progressive Youth of Armenia.