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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 […]

29

Jan

2024


30 Years of Slovak Economy

An online conversation with Ivan Mikloš on the myths and facts about the Slovak economy, the first years of transformation and reforms following the fall of communism, and what the future holds for the country, given the war on its borders and global economic trends.

16

Mar

2023


30 Years of Slovak Domestic Policy

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 […]

23

Feb

2023


Russia Invades Ukraine: Implications for Slovakia

Friends of Slovakia hosted a webinar of leading experts who reviewed the most important political, social, economic, and foreign-policy implications of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine for Slovakia and beyond. 

09

Mar

2022


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 […]

26

Mar

2021


FOS Co-Sponsors 2019 CEPA Forum

On September 23, 2019 the Center for European Policy Analysis held its annual ‘CEPA Forum’ in Washington DC entitled, Transatlantic Anniversaries: Legacies and Unfinished Business.  FOS, as it has for several years, served as a co-sponsor of this prestigious event, which represents the major U.S. policy forum focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.  Among the speakers […]

01

Oct

2019


Amb. Rastislav Káčer Attends A Roundtable To Review Trends in Central Europe

The German Marshall Fund organized a roundtable discussion on September 21, 2018, in Washington, DC, titled “Trends in Central Europe: Addressing Liberal Democracy.” The former Slovak Ambassador to the U.S., Rastislav Káčer, who served from 2003-2008, was the main speaker at the event. Currently, Amb. Káčer is the Chairman of GLOBSEC, a non-governmental organization that […]

13

Oct

2018


The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. andFriends of Slovakia present:  “The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact” by Prof. Gregory C. Ference, Salisbury University   Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 pmColumbia Pike Branch Library816 South Walter Reed Dr.Arlington, VA     Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by 11 pm, Wednesday, […]

20

Sep

2018


Lecture on Slovakia’s “Borders on the Move” Delivered At The Embassy

“Borders on the Move: A Look at Southern Slovakia’s Tumultuous 20th Century” was the subject of an evening lecture at the Slovak Embassy on June 15 sponsored by Friends of Slovakia and the Slovak American Society of Washington DC (SASW). Professor Leslie J. Waters of Randolph-Macon College addressed a full house audience of SASW and […]

16

Jul

2018


Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce Examined

On May 4th, Ambassador Ted Russell (Ret.) spoke at the Slovak Embassy about his experiences as Deputy Chief of Mission in Czechoslovakia during and after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. He also spoke about his role as the first U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia after the 1993 Velvet Divorce. During his speech, he discussed the involvement of […]

16

May

2018