Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Post-election recap of Slovakia

Talk by Professor Kevin Deegan-Krause, Wayne State University

Where: Slovak Embassy

Details: TBA

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Slovakia and World War I

Talk by Professor Martin Votruba, University of Pittsburgh

Where: Slovak Embassy

Details: TBA

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SASW picnic

Details: TBA

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Café Night" Fundraiser


What: Café Night is a fundraiser in support of SASW's efforts to provide Slovak students in Slovakia with scholarships to attend VSM/City University in Slovakia.
Where: Bistro Bohem

When: 7:30pm

On Offer:

  • Live music by Orchester Praževica.
  • Authentic Central and Eastern European dishes, regional beers, and liquors will be available for purchase.
  • No cover charge. Donations to SASW's scholarship fund are encouraged and appreciated.

More information: Click for PDF flyer

Monday, April 28, 2014

"Slovakia in the EU 10 Years On: Promises Fulfilled?"

Talk by Rick Zednik

Where: Slovak Embassy

When: 7:00pm

Cost: Free

The spring of 2004 was momentous in the history of independent Slovakia. On May 1 of that year, the country joined the European Union. Coming as it did less than five weeks after Slovakia joined NATO, this marked the culmination of a long process that was highly uncertain in the 1990's. A decade later, we can now reflect on what enabled Slovakia to join these European and trans-Atlantic structures, and how the subsequent integration has fared.

Rick Zednik covered Slovakia's early path towards EU and NATO membership as co-founding editor of the Slovak Spectator in Bratislava, from 1994 to 2000. Since 2008 he has followed Slovakia's deepening integration within the EU as CEO at EurActiv, the EU policy news network in Brussels. Rick is a dual citizen of Slovakia and the United States. He has a BA in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, an MS from Columbia Journalism School, and an MBA from Harvard. He is the author of the family memoir A Country Lost, Then Found: Discovering My Father's Slovakia.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Slovakia.