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FOS Supports CEPA Forum 2018

The Friends of Slovakia (FOS) recently had the pleasure of sponsoring the CEPA Forum, hosted by the Slovak Presidency of the Visegrad Group. This gathering brought together experts to discuss important security matters affecting Central Europe, NATO, and Transatlantic cooperation. Notable attendees included Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Slovak Ambassador to Washington Ivan Korčok, […]

01

Oct

2018


Book launch: Friend – Partner – Ally, by Dr. Pavol Demeš

Dr. Pavol Demeš celebrates the publication of a revised edition of his excellent book “Friend-Partner-Ally” in a book launch sponsored by Ambassador Adam Sterling at the US Embassy in Bratislava on February 6, 2018. The book chronicles 25 years of the U.S.-Slovak diplomatic relations. The event was attended by 120+ people, including two former Slovak […]

09

Feb

2018


“How Cleveland Played a Crucial Role in U.S. Diplomacy in Central Europe” with Amb. Tod Sedgwick

Former U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia and Friends of Slovakia Board of Advisors member Tod Sedgwick gave a fascinating luncheon presentation on “How Cleveland Played a Crucial Role in U.S. Diplomacy in Central Europe” on September 26, 2017. Ambassador Sedgwick gave a brief overview of the history of Slovak emigration to the U.S. He described why […]

30

Sep

2017


A Warm Sendoff to 2017 FOS Scholars

During a splendid reception Saturday for the 2017 FOS Slovak Scholars, hosted by FOS Board member Dr. Eva Jenkins and her husband Robert, FOS stalwart & enthusiastic pilot Richard Marko informed the Scholars he would offer them all a flight over the NYC skyline before they depart.Bravo to Eva and Robert for that warm sendoff to our […]

28

Jul

2017


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


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


“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