2021 Czech & Slovak Studies Workshop: Held Virtually at Univ. of Pittsburgh, March 18-21

Don’t miss these great opportunities. Register soon!The paper presentations are restricted to an academic audience, the keynote and the special events are open to the wider public.More information and registration: Virtual 20th CSSW The Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop aims to bring together researchers, scientists, faculty members and advanced graduate students to exchange their experiences, research results, and ideas. The Twentieth Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop will be held virtually at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18-21, 2021. The program committee welcomes proposals for papers on Czech and Slovak topics,… Read More

Experts Discuss: Slovak Politics–Current Perspectives

For those who missed this panel at the 2020 ASEEES Convention, here’s your chance to catch up, courtesy of Friends of Slovakia, who hosted the discussion. Click here to: view ‘Slovak Politics’ discussion. Panelists – Tim John Haughton (University of Birmingham, UK), Kevin Deegan-Krause (Wayne State University, USA), Karen Henderson (University of Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Slovakia), and Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) – discussed the lessons of the 2020 elections about the role of corruption and political campaigning. They also examined post-election shifts in party relations in… Read More

“The Battle of Dukla Pass”

by Bill Tarkulich Presented by the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC (SASW) Saturday, October 24th, 2:00 PM (EST) This presentation provides a broad overview of the events that precipitated the attack, the battle itself, and its impact on the future of the country’s villages and people. The battle involved 1,350 tanks and 139,000 casualties, earning the site the name “The Valley of Death.” Yet here in the United States, it remains one of the least-known battles of the war. To register in advance for this Zoom webinar, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N5mCrw6URyCHmkwf5CdQ4A After registering,… Read More

ASEEES Virtual Convention, 2020

ASEEES 2020 Convention

Slovak-Themed Panels and Annual SSA Meeting This year’s annual Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention promises to deliver a wealth of research findings from across the globe as a variety of scholars will present from their own time zones via Zoom! Download (see below) a list of the Slovak-related panels to be presented online (not in person!) at the 2020 ASEEES Convention: Nov. 5-8 and Nov. 14-15. All times listed are EST. Please note that the annual Slovak Studies Association meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 6… Read More

Summer 2020 Webinar Series: Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center

Carpatho-Rusyn Summer 2020 Webinar Series

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Summer Seminars, presented by the John and Helen Timo Foundation. This exciting series features interactive presentations with some of the most prominent Carpatho-Rusyn American scholars working today.

Webinar–“Slovakia: New Government, New Challenges”

Our colleagues at Friends of Slovakia partnered with the German Marshall Fund of the United States on April 28, 2020 to present this special webinar event which can be viewed below. Discussants: Dr. Kevin Deegan Krause, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University, Michigan Pavol Demeš, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States Dr. Grigorij Mesežnikov, President, Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava Moderator: Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States  “Slovakia has woken up.” “Seismic anger…” “March of the inexperienced.” These were some of the headlines in the… Read More