Category Archives: Past Speakers

Noted Warhol Scholar Captivates Large Crowd at Slovak Embassy

Dr. Elaine Rusinko, a professor of Russian at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Andy Warhol scholar, presented a wide-ranging and fascinating talk on April 21st about pop artist Andy Warhol and his Rusyn heritage.  Enhanced by an extensive slide presentation, Dr. Rusinko established Warhol’s Rusyn ethnicity despite popular media referring to him […]

Andy Warhol: The Carpatho-Rusyn King of American Pop Art (4/21/2017)

April 21, 2017  Embassy of the Slovak Republic  3523 International Ct NW Washington, DC 6:30 PM Dr. Elaine Rusinko will make a slide presentation on “Andy Warhol: The Carpatho-Rusyn King of American Pop Art” Andy Warhol is the world’s most famous American of Carpatho-Rusyn ancestry; the icons of the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church were his first exposure […]

Book Talk: Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity (2/23/2017)

February 23, 2017 Embassy of the Czech Republic 3900 Spring of Freedom St., NW Washington, DC 6:00 PM Professor Kimberly Zarecor of Iowa State University will give a talk on her recent book, Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960. Eastern European prefabricated housing blocks are often vilified as the visible manifestations of everything […]

Celebrating and Commemorating: The Slovak Folk Calendar in the Fall

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Arlington Central Library 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 2nd Floor Meeting Room 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM How much do you know about the Slovak folk calendar, the traditional events that mark the flow of time in village life? What are the origins of these events, and what are they […]

Book Talk: “Dreams of a Great Small Nation” by Kevin McNamara

October 22, 2016 Slovak Embassy 2:00 – 4:00 PM Following our annual meeting on Saturday, October 22nd we are hosting a talk by the author Kevin McNamara about his recent well-received book, “Dreams of a Great Small Nation” at the Slovak Embassy. In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered […]

Today’s International Challenges for Slovak Lawyers

May 6, 2016 Embassy of the Slovak Republic 7:00 – 8:30 PM Is Slovakia’s legal education system sufficiently preparing a new generation of international lawyers for the dilemmas they will face across the globe? They will be challenged by a variety of legal cultures across the world, different understandings of what “law” is, and how […]

Slovak Immigration to the U.S. and Canada: Similarities and Differences

October 31, 2015 Embassy of the Slovak Republic 2:00 – 4:00 PM How does Slovak immigration to the U.S. compare to Slovak immigration to Canada? Professor Mark Stolarik, who has been studying Slovak communities in North America for the past 50 years, will compare and contrast Slovak immigration to these two countries from the 1870s […]