Author Archives: Brian Belensky

“The New Party Challenge in Slovakia” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent Speakers’ Series presentation, “The New Party Challenge in Slovakia: Understanding and Dealing with Constant Political Change” with Kevin Deegan-Krause and Tim Haughton is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/QsaDHLFHzuc Their recent book can be purchased at: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-new-party-challenge-9780198812920?cc=usu0026lang=enu0026&lang=en& Use the discount code ASFLYQ6 to receive a 30 percent discount. DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the […]

“The Emperor and the Peasant” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent Speakers’ Series presentation, “The Emperor and the Peasant” with Kenneth Janda is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/mniw9merCqQ DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest videos. Sincerely, The […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The New Party Challenge in Slovakia: Understanding and Dealing with Constant Political Change – Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. and The Friends of Slovakia present: “The New Party Challenge in Slovakia: Understanding and Dealing with Constant Political Change” Kevin Deegan-Krause Associate Professor of Political Science Wayne State University & Tim Haughton Associate Professor of Political Science University of Birmingham, United Kingdom Saturday, May 15, 1:00 pm EST To […]

“Beginning Slovak Genealogy” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “Beginning Slovak Genealogy,” with Lisa Alzo is now available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/2-BLxdDtI5s This video will be available for public viewing until March 15, 2022. DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our […]

Slovak Language Conversation Classes on Zoom

Are you ready to talk po slovensky? The Slovak American Society is currently holding twice monthly Slovak conversation classes on the Zoom video-conferencing platform  We currently have two conversation groups – basic and advanced. The basis conversation group is for those who are new to speaking Slovak. The advanced group is for those who have […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Zelení Nahlas – Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After – Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: Zelení Nahlas: Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After by Edward Snajdr, John Jay College, CUNY Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm EST To register for this event on the GoToMeeting platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/2NIBzd6. If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. While […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm EST To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcemrpzstGNz3kH7qA2DlNiZTRFQp2hpW. If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. Curious about your Slovak roots but don’t know where […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Great Return: How Reverse Migration Is Transforming Slovakia in the 21st Century – Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “The Great Return:  How Reverse Migration Is Transforming Slovakia in the 21st Century” by Dr. Zuzana Palovič, Global Slovakia Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm EST  To register for this event on the GoToMeeting video conferencing platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ojr9x2 The history of Slovakia is a history of migration. For over […]

2020 Matula Award Winner

The SASW board is pleased to announce Helen Fedor as the winner of this year’s Matula Award. Helen has been a long-time SASW member and has served in a variety of roles (membership chair, vice president, president and program chair).  During her time on the board, she helped to revise the by-laws and supported efforts to obtain non-profit status […]

Slovak Cookbook – Submission Deadline extended to July 6th

Dear Members and Friends, Do you or a family member make a Slovak dish that people always seem to want the recipe for? What Slovak entrée, side dish, bread, or dessert is always on the table at holidays and gatherings? Is there a family recipe that has been passed down through oral tradition, that you […]