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American Center CALENDAR for the MONTH AHEAD: February 1 - 28, 2010


Admission to all events is free of charge.


§       Lee Marmon    Photos exhibition in the American Center main rooms

§       Oh! Beautiful - The U.S. National Parks Poster show in the American Center foyer 

§       Star Wars Memorabilia in the American Center Library


§       Tuesday, February 2, 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     6 p.m.

WHAT:     WHY WE FIGHT: Prelude to War  Film screening

Legendary film director Frank Capra (“It’s a Wonderful Life”), created this series of superb documentaries to be shown to U.S. armed forces.  This first installment – “Prelude to War” – contrasts life in free, Allied democracies with that in Axis Germany and Japan. Narrated by film director Walter Huston (“The Treasure of Sierra Madre”), this film won an Oscar for best documentary.


The movie will be screened in English with English subtitles.


§       Thursday, February 4, 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     5:30 p.m.  



NASA expert Harry Swenson has been a research scientist with NASA for over 27 years and has developed   advanced, time‐based control technologies that have been deployed throughout the United State Air Traffic Control System.  Mr. Swenson, will provide a seminar on the fundamentals of the current Air Traffic Control System and NASA’s research program, and he and Dr. Michal Pechoucek from Czech Technical University will discuss their current collaboration.


The lecture will be interpreted into Czech language.


§       Tuesday, February 9, 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     5:30 p.m.

WHAT:     WHITE MAN'S MOCCASINS BY LEE MARMON        Opening of exhibition  


Opening of exhibition of photographs  "White Man's Moccasins" by Lee Marmon, the widely acclaimed Native American photographer, who achieved global recognition for his distinguished black-and-white portraits of tribal leaders.  His works have appeared in galleries, books and magazines, including the Time, New York Times, Saturday Evening Post and others. Alexandra Hubáčková from Palacký University in Olomouc will talk about Lee Marmon’s life and work, based on her personal encounters with him both in the Czech Republic and New Mexico. 


The program will be held in Czech.


§       Wednesday, February 10, 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     5:30 p.m.

WHAT:     WOMEN IN POLITICS     Lecture and discussion

Lecture by respected politician Jana Hybášková, who will discuss her life in politics.  In 2004-2008 she was a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs.  She has also served as Czech Ambassador to Slovenia, Kuwait and Qatar. In 2005 she participated in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program on U.S. - European Security Issues.  The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.


 The program will be held in Czech.                     


§    Tuesday, February 16, 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     6 p.m.

WHAT:     LITTLE BIG MAN        Film screening

Little Big Man is a 1970 film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the 1964 novel by Thomas Berger. It is considered to be a Revisionist Western film, with Native Americans receiving a sympathetic treatment uncommon for Western films in previous decades. Many of the United States Cavalry soldiers are depicted as villains. Despite its satiric and comedic approach, the film has tragic elements and a clear social commentary about prejudice and injustice. Little Big Man is considered an example of anti-establishment films of the period, subtly protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War by portraying the U.S. Military negatively.


The movie will be screened in English with English subtitles.                     


§       Thursday, February 18 , 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     4 p.m.


Priorities of the current US foreign policy and reflection of the President’s Obama first year in the White House, through the eyes of the Czech policy experts. The panel discussion moderated by CESES director Miloš Balabán with panelist: Otto Pick, Jiří Pehe, Jakub Kašík and Jiří Roškot. The program will be headlined by the speech of US Embassy Chargé d’ Affairs Marry Thompson-Jones.     


Program will be held in Czech.


        §       Thursday, February 25, 2010


WHERE:   American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1 - Malá Strana

WHEN:     5.30 p.m.


The U. S. Army soldiers have been represented by communist propaganda as evil. What happened, when such soldiers personally appeared in Czechoslovak territory after February 1948?  The lecture by Prokop Tomek from Historian Institute is based on recently discovered Czech archive sources of the State Security, the Borders Guard and the Military Intelligence Unit. 


Program will be held in Czech.                   


Admission to all events is free of charge. Please check the details and look for changes at www.americkecentrum.cz




American Children Abroad

Ben and Helena Henderson

Prague, Czech Republic

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