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Register by April 15th for the Economic Summit at NCSML: Building Transatlantic Partnerships


Join Friends of Slovakia (FOS) at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a momentous Economic Summit on Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2024. This unique forum, co-organized by the FOS, will bring together delegations from the USA, Czech Republic, and Slovakia to discuss the consequences of modern history, particularly related to pivotal events such as WWI, WWII, 1968, 1989, and recent times.

Distinguished guests including Miloslav Stašek, Czech ambassador to the U.S., and Radovan Javorčík, Slovak ambassador to the U.S., will lead discussions alongside high-level American, Czech, and Slovak business leaders, university leaders, state and local policymakers, governmental representatives, politicians, artists, scholars, and educators.

This gathering presents a unique opportunity to explore present-day possibilities within specific industry clusters, university research areas, and crucial topics such as freedom, democracy, and immigration. Participants will engage in meaningful dialogue aimed at fostering collaboration and advancing mutual interests.

As NCSML, a Smithsonian Affiliate, celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout the year 2024, this summit serves as a pivotal moment to commemorate the rich heritage and the future. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to be part of shaping the future of transatlantic relations and economic cooperation. Mark your calendars and register for this historic summit here. Registration is required by April 15, 2024.

For more information, visit NCSML’s website.


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