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FOS Co-sponsors Talk on Slovak Political Prisoners

Friends of Slovakia in cooperation with the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW) co-sponsored a talk by Prof. Jana Kopelentová-Řehák of the University of Maryland on Slovak political prisoners during the communist era. The talk was held at the Slovak Embassy in Washington, D.C. Prof. Kopelentova-Rehak’s research largely derives from her dissertation work, which […]

Lunch with Slovak State Secretary

Members of the FOS Board of Directors met at lunch with State Secretary for Foreign and European Affairs Lukas Parizek and Ambassador Peter Kmec at the Slovak Embassy on September 30 to discuss our cooperation with the Slovak Embassy and the Slovak American Business and Innovation Council (SABIC) aimed at maintaining and strengthening US-Slovak ties […]

Foreign Policy Presentation by Pavol Demeš

On November 13, 2017, Pavol Demeš, a renowned Slovak expert on international relations and civil society, gave a talk titled “Slovakia and the United States: The Ties that Bind” at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington D.C. The event was co-sponsored by Friends of Slovakia (FOS) and the Slovak Republic Embassy. The audience […]

Strengthening Democracy, Unity, and Transatlantic Cooperation in 2021 and Beyond

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Embassy of Slovakia to the United States hosted a conversation with Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Ivan Korčok, foreign minister of the Republic of Slovakia, on Slovakia’s emerging leading voice in Europe, including in the European Union […]

Discussion with Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of Slovakia

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group hosted a virtual discussion with Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic to discuss Slovakia’s democracy agenda and how his government intends to further its commitments to restore trust in democratic institutions and build deeper transatlantic cooperation and coordination to […]

Third FOS Student Summit Concludes with Discussion of Ukraine War 

Written by Dr. Elizabeth Guran, FOS Board Member The Ukraine War and its impact on democratic societies was the topic of the final Student Summit sponsored by Friends of Slovakia and its partners at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Over 60 students from Matej Bel University, […]

Discussion On Snap Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia

Friends of Slovakia hosted an invitation-only discussion with Doc. Michal Vašečka, PhD. and Rasťo Kužel, independent analysts from Slovakia, on the snap parliamentary elections scheduled in Slovakia on September 30, 2023. They discussed the latest developments in domestic politics, possible scenarios for a new coalition government, impact on Transatlantic relations, and how foreign interference plays […]