Category Archives: Speakers

SASW Speakers’ Series: A Magnet for Talent – Saturday, March 9, 2024

“A Magnet for Talent: How Slovakia Chose to Tackle Its Brain-Drain Problem” by Iva Kleinová Director of Strategy Research and Innovation Authority (VAIA) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Saturday, March 9, 2024 2:00pm ET Westover Library 1644 North McKinley Road, Suite 3 Arlington, VA Contact rsvp@dcslovaks.org to RSVP Slovakia has the second largest brain-drain problem […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Secrets of the Slovak Language and Culture – Saturday, October 28, 2023

Secrets of the Slovak Language and Culture: A Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Peek for Non-Speakers of the Language by Dr. Renáta Kamenárova University of Pittsburgh Saturday, October 28, 2023 2:00pm ET Embassy of Slovakia 3523 International Court, N.W. Washington, D.C. Contact rsvp@dcslovaks.org to RSVP   Have you ever heard that Slovak is the Slavic Esperanto? Or that it is […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Vineyards in Slovakia Through the Ages – Saturday, September 30, 2023

Vineyards in Slovakia Through the Ages by Dr. Ján Vingárik Upper Nitra Museum, Prievidza (Slovakia) Saturday, September 30, 2023 2:00pm ET ONLINE You probably won’t find Slovakia on most of today’s maps of European vineyards.  Nevertheless, the present-day cultivation of grapevines in Slovakia is noteworthy, and its history is even more interesting.  For many centuries, wine production […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Streetcar Parishes: Slovak Immigrants Build Their Nonlocal Communities – Saturday, June 10, 2023

Streetcar Parishes: Slovak Immigrants Build Their Nonlocal Communities, 1890-1945 by Prof. Robert Zecker Saturday, June 10, 2023 2:00pm ET ONLINE In Streetcar Parishes: Slovak Immigrants Build Their Nonlocal Communities, 1890-1945, Prof. Robert Zecker examines how a small immigrant group created a community for itself, despite not controlling its own piece of the city (an ethnic ghetto) in […]

Slovak@30 Lecture Series – 30 Years of Slovak Civil Society – Thursday, April 13, 2023

“30 Years of Slovak Civil Society” by Zuzana WienkApril 13, 2023 12:00 noon ET ONLINE In partnership with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., and Friends of Slovakia, we invite you to attend the fourth event in the Slovakia@30 series – a conversation on “30 Years of Slovak Civil Society,” with Zuzana Wienk, Director […]

Slovak@30 Lecture Series – 30 Years of the Slovak Economy – Thursday, March 16, 2023

30 Years of the Slovak Economy by Ivan Mikloš1:00PM EDT, March 16, 2023 ONLINE In partnership with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., and Friends of Slovakia, we invite you to attend the third event in the Slovakia@30 series – a conversation on “30 Years of the Slovak Economy” with Ivan Mikloš, […]

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series – 30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics – Thursday, February 23, 2023

“Slovakia@30” Lecture Series: 30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause February 23, 2023 12:00 NOON In partnership with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., we invite you to attend the second event in Slovakia@30 series – a conversation on “30 Years of Slovak Domestic Politics” with Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause, Professor […]

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series Launches with Presentation by Ambassador Javorčík – January 18, 2023

Slovakia@30, a four-part lecture series commemorating the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence, launched on January 18, 2023, with a presentation by H.E. Radovan Javorčík, Slovak ambassador to the United States, entitled “30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy.” The series was conceived by Helen Fedor, program chair of the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC (SASW), […]

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series: 30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

 “Slovakia@30” Lecture Series: 30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy featuring Ambassador Radovan Javorčík January 18, 2023 4:30 pm EST Slovakia@30 is a collaborative project of the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW), Friends of Slovakia (FOS), and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence.  […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Argonauts of the Eastern Bloc: Environmentalism in Slovakia after the Velvet Revolution – Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “Argonauts of the Eastern Bloc: Environmentalism in Slovakia after the Velvet Revolution“ A talk with Edward Snajdr, John Jay College, CUNY. Saturday, November 5th at 2:00pm EDT  This talk will take place in person and online. IN PERSON: To reserve one of the limited number of seats […]