The 2023 Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture will be held in Washington, DC, on November 17! This year’s event will be co-organized by The Transatlantic Democracy Working Group at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC, with an option to attend virtually. The featured speaker, Rasťo Kužel, Executive Director of Memo98, will discuss the importance of free and fair elections for democracy in the aftermath of the recent elections in Slovakia and Poland and ahead of the US elections in 2024.
To attend this event virtually, please register here.
The Annual Freedom Lecture is a prestigious annual event organized by Friends of Slovakia, American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFOCR), the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, and the Embassy of the Czech Republic. It has been running since 2000 and is the longest-running program sponsored by Friends of Slovakia. It invites accomplished and prestigious speakers to deliver remarks on the journey of the Czech and Slovak republics towards freedom, security, rule of law, and market economy. Visit the Annual Freedom Lecture series archive to explore the remarkable contribution of our distinguished guests over the past 22 years.