FOS Events & News
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 […]
The United States Library of Congress Selects FOS Website For Inclusion In the Voices: Eastern & Central European Americans Web Archive
We are thrilled to announce that The Friends of Slovakia website has been chosen by the United States Library of Congress for inclusion in the prestigious Voices: Eastern & Central European Americans Web Archive. This selection is a testament to the historical and cultural significance of our platform, and we are honored to be recognized […]
The Friends of Slovakia, together with The Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the United States, The Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, The American Friends of the Czech Republic, The Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United States, and The Transatlantic Democracy Working Group organized the […]
Rasťo Kužel, Executive Director of Memo 98, delivered the 2023 Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture on November 17, 2023 at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kužel discussed importance of free and fair elections for democracy in light of the recent outcomes in Slovakia and Poland and ahead of the US races in 2024.
The Slovak Embassy and Friends of Slovakia co-hosted an invitation-only Election Watch Party on September 30, 2023, to analyze the important parliamentary election in Slovakia that was held on the same day. Experts from both Slovakia and the US, including political analysts, election monitors, and mock election organizers, provided their insights into the election results.
The Friends of Slovakia is thrilled to announce the selection of its new slate of officers following the successful conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting held on February 13th. This election marks a significant moment in FOS history as Martina Hrvolová becomes the first female chairwoman of the organization. Martina Hrvolová, a Senior Advisor at […]
In partnership with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., and the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW), Friends of Slovakia hosted the second event in Slovakia@30 Series, a conversation on “30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics” with Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause, Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University. Kevin Deegan-Krause is the […]
An exclusive discussion with Ambassador Radovan Javorčík reflecting on Slovak foreign policy over the past 30 years.
Miloslav Stašek, current Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, delivered the 2022 Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture on November 15, 2022 at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC. Ambassador Stašek discussed the current conflict in Ukraine and its devastating impact on peace and stability in Europe and beyond.
On Sunday, October 16th, members of the FOS Board and others from the Slovak American community attended the U.S. premiere screening of the documentary film, The Killing of a Journalist. The documentary was a part of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, the United States’ first and only film festival dedicated to the intersection between investigative reporting and visual storytelling. It […]