20th SVU World Congress
in the Year 2000
in the Nation's Capital
with the general theme
Civil Society and Democracy
into the New Millennium
The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) will hold its Anniversary Congress on August 9-13, 2000 in Washington, DC where the Society got its start in 1958 and where its first SVU World Congress was held in 1962.. This will be an extraordinary event which will feature prominent speakers and visitors from both sides of the Atlantic. It will be co-sponsored by the American University where the meetings and other activities will take place in cooperation with the Embassies of both the Czech and Slovak Republics.
As the general theme indicates, the aim of the proceedings will be to look at our society, with all its pluses and minuses, from all angles, with the perspective of the future in the new Millennium. All aspects of human endeavor will be examined, including the vitality of Czech and Slovak communities abroad and preservation of Czech /Slovak cultural identity and heritage, as well as the mutual relations of Czech and Slovak Americans with the Czech and Slovak Republics.
We call on all scholars, scientists, artists, educators, students, ethnic community leaders, businessmen, lawyers, clergy, social and cultural workers, journalists, computer experts and anybody else who is interested in these matters to send us suggestions for specific topics and possible speakers. Young people will be particularly welcome.
As in previous congresses, the academic program will be accompanied with numerous social and cultural activities, as well as sightseeing of the Nation's Capital, including the White House and the Capitol, and a bus excursion to the beautiful Monticello, the ancient residence of President Thomas Jefferson.
The Congress will be hosted by the SVU Washington DC Chapter. SVU. to defray costs of housing, accommodations have been reserved in the newly renovated American University dormitories. VP Prof. Vera Borkovec (12013 Kemp Mill Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20902-1515, USA; tel.: 301- 622-4775; e-mail: email@example.com ) is in charge of the logistics while Prof. Anton Novacky (311 Crown Point, Columbia, MO 65203; tel.: 573-449-5992; FAX: 573-882-0588; e-mail: AntonJN@aol.com) serves as the
Program Coordinator: Miloslav Rechcigl, SVU President
20th SVU World Congress, Washington, DC in the Year 2000
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