Promoting friendship between the United States and Slovakia since 2001


Dr. Pavol Demes delivered the annual Czech and Slovak Freedom lecture on November 14 at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.  Dr. Demes, a leading exponent of Slovakia’s civil society and his nation’s entry into the EU and NATO, presented a fascinating “photo essay” documenting Slovakia’s journey over the last 25 years and the […]


 On November 14, 2014, Friends of Slovakia and the Slovak Embassy hosted the fifth Slovak-American Awards dinner at the Slovak Embassy in Washington, DC.   The event marked the 20th anniversary of Slovakia’s entrance into NATO and the European Union, the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, and the 70th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising. […]

Summer 2016 scholarship opportunity available to Slovak students in Washington, DC

Thanks to generous support from several key donors, the Friends of Slovakia is able to once again offer scholarships for Slovak students at the Fund for American Studies summer program in June-July 2016. The program involves coursework, as well as an internship, giving participants practical work experience in an English-speaking environment. For more information on […]

Friends of Slovakia Model of Aeromobil Goes on National Tour

A scale model of the Aeromobil flying car, designed and manufactured in Slovakia, has begun a 4-5 year tour of the USA. It is part of a spectacular aerospace exhibit sponsored by the Boeing Corporation entitled “Above and Beyond” currently at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, DC until […]

Ambassador Sedgwick joins FOS Board of Advisors

Friends of Slovakia is pleased to announce that former US Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick has joined our distinguished Board of Advisors. Ambassador Sedgwick is a Commissioner with the World War I Commission, a member of the board of the Slovak-American Foundation and President of the Slovak-American Business and Innovation Council. He is also a […]

Women Leadership in Slovak Foreign Policymaking

The 2019 election of Zuzana Čaputová as the first female president of Slovakia brought increased visibility to the country, especially in the realm of foreign policy. While there is still room for greater participation, a growing number of women in Slovakia now occupy senior positions in influencing, planning, and conducting Slovakia’s foreign relations. Friends of […]

Grigorij Mesežnikov Appointed to FOS Board of Directors: Strengthening Leadership

We are thrilled to welcome Grigorij “Grisha” Mesežnikov, who was elected as a new member of the FOS Board at the 2024 FOS Annual Board Meeting on February 23rd. As the President of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) in Bratislava, Slovakia, and a prominent political scientist, Grisha brings unparalleled expertise in understanding political systems […]