Foundation for a Civil Society

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The Foundation for a Civil Society "was founded in 1990, as the Charter 77 Foundation — New York. In 1992 it changed its name to The Foundation for a Civil Society. At the height of FCS programming in 1996-97, FCS had a staff of 42. On July 31, 1999 the Foundation assumed a new form: smaller, with fewer staff and lower overhead with a major focus on the transfer of “lessons learned” by Czechs and Slovaks to other coutnries — particularly, but not limited to, the Balkans. The launch of The Project on Justice in Times of Transition, the Foundation’s highly successful global conflict resolution and reconciliation program, as an inter-faculty program of Harvard University under the auspices of the Harvard Law School, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences." [1]





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