The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present: “Slovakia in 1968: Historical Complexities and Long-term Legacies” Saturday, April 21, 2:30 pm Thomas Jefferson Library 7415 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA Dr. Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will discuss the role Slovakia played in the Prague Spring and its aftermath. Her lecture will consider two issues. First, it […]
Upcoming in May: Prof. James Krapfl of McGill University and former U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Ted Russell will speak about the events of 1988-93 in Czechoslovakia. Location and date to be announced soon.
November 17th marks the beginning of the Gentle Revolution (Nežná revolúcia) or Velvet Revolution in 1989. On this date, riot police suppressed a student demonstration in Prague commemorating the 50th Anniversary of a violently suppressed demonstration against Nazi occupation. This event sparked a series of demonstrations in Prague and other cities in Czechoslovakia from November 19th into […]