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Slovak Ambassador meets with the 2017 FOS Slovak Scholars

Slovak Ambassador Peter Kmec welcomed the five 2017 Friends of Slovakia Slovak Scholars to the Embassy together with program supporters including FOS Chairman Joe Senko and President of The Fund for American Studies Roger Ream. TFAS runs this intensive two-month summer program at George Mason University. The FOS Scholars also have internships with local organizations […]

22

Jul

2017


FOS Cheers On Team Slovakia At The 2017 First Global Robotics Competition

FOS made an appearance to cheer on our young Team Slovakia at the 2017 international robotics competition hosted by First Global and held at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.  The annual competition aims to boost passion and engagement for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in youth around the world.

18

Jul

2017


Lajcak Elected President of the UN Assembly

On May 31, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly elected by acclimation Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak of Slovakia as President of its upcoming 72nd session.  Following his election at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Lajcak outlined his priorities for his tenure: people; peace and prevention; migration; sustainable development goals; climate action; and human rights, […]

14

Jun

2017


2017 Slovak Summer Scholars Arrive to Washington

Friends of Slovakia is pleased to announce that we currently have five Slovak scholars studying and interning in Washington, DC this summer through the Fund for American Studies (TFAS). This marks the 14th consecutive year of our scholarship program, which has continued thanks to generous support from a variety of donors. The Slovak America Foundation […]

14

Jun

2017


FOS Mourns The Loss Of Three Board Of Advisors’ Members: Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Eugene Cernan, and Michael Novak

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Distinguished Foreign Policy Figure, Dies at 89: The Third Member of FOS’ Board of Advisors to Pass in Early 2017 It is with great sadness that Friends of Slovakia learned of the passing of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski on May 26 at the age of 89. Dr. Brzezinski was a renowned foreign policy intellectual […]

31

May

2017


“Our Values Are Our Strongest Survival Weapon,” Says President Andrej Kiska at the GLOBSEC Forum

President Andrej Kiska delivered a speech at the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum on Friday. He reflected on his recent attendance at the NATO summit in Brussels, which was the first summit of heads of states and governments with the new US President in attendance. He expressed his relief that the transatlantic bond between […]

29

May

2017


Welcoming US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling

On May 10th, US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling met with Slovak Americans in Pittsburgh at a reception organized by FOS Chairman Joe Senko and his wife Albina. Ambassador Sterling gave an informative presentation on Slovakia and personally greeted the guests and took individual photos with them. The next evening, the FOS Board of Directors […]

12

May

2017


Support Making A Documentary of A Slovak Holocaust Survivor Called “A Higher Authority”

FOS cordially invites you to be a part of its new film project, which aims to document the life of a Slovak Holocaust survivor, Klara Sever. The project also acknowledges the bravery and selflessness of the Catholic priest and ordinary Slovak citizens who put their own lives at risk to save one Jewish family during […]

27

Apr

2017


Lillian McEnany Elected To The FOS Board Of Directors

Friends of Slovakia is pleased to announce that Lillian McEnany has been elected to the FOS Board of Directors as Secretary. Ms. McEnany is a resident of Vienna, VA, and has been a member of Friends of Slovakia (FOS) and the Slovak-American Society of Washington (SASW) for a number of years.  She is eager to […]

24

Mar

2017


David Blazek Elected To The FOS Board of Directors

It is with great pleasure that Friends of Slovakia announces the election of David Blazek to the FOS Board of Directors. Dave has extensive experience from his excellent work with the National Slovak Society and his volunteer efforts with other Slovak organizations and boards. Dave was born in 1950, the first son of Dusan and […]

24

Mar

2017