FOS Board members and others in the Washington foreign policy and Slovak-interest communities participated in a roundtable featuring former Slovak Ambassador Martin Bútora and his spouse, sociologist Dr. Zora Bútorová. The ambassadorial couple served in Washington, DC from 1999-2003 and had a significant impact on Slovak-U.S. relations, as well as opening Slovakia’s new embassy building in 2001. Dr. Bútorová presented results from her survey research on the attitudes of the Slovak and Czech populations about the Velvet Revolution and related issues. The research was conducted under the auspices of the Bratislava-based Institute for Public Affairs (IVO). IVO published 30 years after the Velvet Revolution: Profits and Losses in the Eyes of the Public [30 rokov po Nežnej revolúcii. Zisky a straty očami verejnosti], a book that includes a sociological analysis of the perception of the 1989 Velvet Revolution and subsequent changes in Slovakia.