Bertha von Suttner:

Bertha von Suttner:

130 years of ideas that don't get old

Did you know that the first female Nobel Peace Prize laureate was born in Prague?

Her name was Bertha von Suttner. She was a famous writer and peace activist.
Austrians have her on €2 coins.
In Czechia, she’s nearly forgotten.
Let’s change it!

7-8 October 2019, Prague

international conference

lectures / panel discussions / workshops / movie screening

civil society / war vs. peace
nationalism vs. paneuropeanism

Program at a Glance

Bertha von Suttner, the first female Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was born in Prague and lived in a number of Czech, German, Austrian and other European towns during her life campaigning for peace and an end to war. The conference aims to raise awareness about the life and ideas of Bertha von Suttner, and discuss peace-related issues in the context of today’s international politics.

Monday, October 7

Old Town Hall

Under the auspices of Hana Třeštíková, Prague City Councilor for Culture

11:00

Book Launch:
Lay Down Your Arms!
Media event in Czech language

13:00

PUBLIC LECTURE:
The Legacy of Bertha von Suttner
EN/CZ/DE translation

15:00

PUBLIC LECTURE:
Supporting civil society action through international peace prizes
EN/CZ/DE translation

16:45

Workshop for students

19:30

Movie screening:
The Love for Peace

Movie in German with CZ/EN subtitles, discussion in Czech

Tuesday, October 8

Czernin Palace (Foreign Ministry)

Under the auspices of Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

9:30

PRESENTATION:
Global Peace Index

EN/CZ/DE translation

11:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Alternatives to using force
in international relations

EN/CZ/DE translation

13:30

WORKSHOP:

Pan-Europeanism, and the European Union as a peace project

15:30

Informal side event:
Prague Peace Trail Walk
With English-speaking guide