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FOS Celebrates Women’s Leadership in Slovak Foreign Policy Making

The 2019 election of Zuzana Čaputová as the first female president of the Slovak Republic 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. […]

15

Oct

2021


Freedom Lecture and Related Events in Washington Commemorate the Velvet Revolution’s 30th Anniversary

November 2019 marked the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent events that brought freedom from communist domination to many countries of the former “Soviet-bloc.”  In Czechoslovakia, public demonstrations, spearheaded by student movements, sparked the relatively peaceful downfall of the communist government and began the country’s “return to the West,” […]

18

Jan

2020


CEPA Forum 2017 in Washington DC Examines Atlanticism in a Time of Change

The annual transatlantic security conference organized by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) has become the leading event in Washington D.C. focused on issues in Central and Eastern Europe. The theme of this year’s CEPA Forum 2017 was “Preserving Atlanticism in a Time of Change,” and was held on September 21-22 in Washington, D.C. […]

04

Oct

2017


Letter from Bratislava by Amb. Sedgwick

At the Newsletter’s request, Ambassador Tod Sedgwick has contributed the following update on Slovak developments and U.S.-Slovak cooperation: Slovakia’s role as a security provider has climbed steeply in the past year given the dramatic events in Ukraine. Slovakia is playing a pivotal role in annually providing up to 14.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas […]

24

Mar

2015


Amb. Bútora Reflects on Slovakia’s First 20 Years

Martin Bútora, former Slovak ambassador to the United States, delivered the 13th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture on November 16, 2012. He was introduced by Wilson Center Executive Vice President and COO Michael Van Dusen. A capacity audience filled the Woodrow Wilson Center auditorium to hear his thoughts on “20 Years of Independence: Reflections […]

16

Nov

2012


The Best Summer Of My Life: Live, Learn, and Intern in Washington, D.C.

By Monika Izáková, IEIA 2012, President TFAS Slovakia, and the 2012 FOS Scholar I’ve always wanted to know and see as much as possible as well as experience and discover how things work in practice. Thanks to successful studies and several internships in government, I did pretty well in achieving this dream of mine. However, […]

27

Jul

2012