Promoting friendship between the United States and Slovakia since 2001

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 […]

Lecture by Dr. Carol Skalnik Leff on Slovakia in 1968

Dr. Leff gave a talk on April 21 about the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968 and the impact of Czechoslovak institutional relations. She discussed the federalization that survived the Prague Spring and how it influenced events in 1989 and the Velvet Divorce. Dr. Leff also talked about the roles of Dubček, Husák, and Biľak in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

100th Anniversary of Death of Štefánik Commemorated

This year, 2019, represents the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the most important figures in the history of Slovakia, Milan Rastislav Štefánik.  On May 4, the anniversary was commemorated with a talk by researcher Kevin J. McNamara of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, who discussed “Six Events that Made Milan Stefanik a […]