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Věra Bořkovec (1926-2014)

Věra BořkovecWe are saddened by the death of Prof. Věra Bořkovec, a long time SVU member and SVU officer, who passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014, after a prolonged illness.

Věra was a native of Brno, being born on August 13, 1926, but grew up in Teheran, Iran, where her father Josef Žanda was sent in 1934 as director of the ŠKODA company. …read more

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2014 – Franz Kafka


“All I am is literature, and I am not able
or willing to be anything else.” ~Franz Kafka

The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2014 – Franz Kafka, celebrating the legacy of a world-renowned author with a number of events taking place at prestigious venues in the nation’s capital from Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2014, and an encore presentation on November 8.

The Mutual Inspirations Festival (MIF) is an annual initiative spearheaded by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, focusing on the mutual inspirations between Czech and American cultures and featuring each year an extraordinary Czech personality who has greatly influenced and inspired others through his or her work (MIF 2010-Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, MIF 2011-Antonín Dvořák, MIF 2012-Miloš Forman, MIF 2013-Václav Havel, MIF 2014-Franz Kafka).

Now in its fifth year, the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2014 celebrates one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, Prague-born Franz Kafka. …read more

Alliance for New Music-Theatre: Kafka, Sept. 10 – 21, 2014

Kafka's MetamorphosisKafka’s Metamorphosis at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
in downtown DC will open Sept 10 and run through Sept 21

Performance Dates & Times:
Sept 10, 11, 12 & 13 at 8 pm, Sept 14 at 3:00 pm
Sept 17, 18, 19 & 20 at 8 pm, Sept 21 at 3:00 pm

You can purchase the tickets here.

The Alliance for New Music-Theatre

This is part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival


Executive Board, Council, Auditors of Accounts, Conciliation & Arbitration Committee.


This document is available in the Portable Document Format (PDF).

New Role of the SVU Council

As the result of the 2014 Referendum of SVU Members, the SVU Bylaws have been revised to provide checks and balances to the governance of the Society. The revised functions and the jurisdiction of the SVU Council are elaborated here: (PDF).


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