Slovakia Events

1989 After 1989: Memory in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

March 14, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The eastern European revolutions of 1989 were a watershed in global history. Despite this, in the two decades since, their meaning has become a source of debate. While they have been promoted as a founding myth for a newly unified Europe, eastern Europeans have repeatedly represented them as a moment of betrayal, martyrdom, liberation, victory, disappointment, loss, colonization, or nostalgia.
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Twenty Years of Independence: Reflections on Freedom and Democracy

November 16, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This Director's Forum will feature Martin Bútora, Honorary President of the Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava and former Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States (1999-2003). Ambassador Bútora will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture.
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Podcast

The Gorilla in the Room: the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia

March 21, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Early parliamentary elections were called in Slovakia following the collapse of the center-right government led by Iveta Radicova. Although the fall of the government was precipitated by disagreements in the coalition over the euro bailout, the campaign has been dominated by accusations of corruption and shady links between leading politicians and businessmen in the so-called "Gorilla file". Not only have the allegations in the Gorilla file provoked mass demonstrations across the country, but have led to the popularity of some of Slovakia's most prominent parties to slump and have fuelled support for new parties and groupings. Haughton’s presentation will seek to explain the results of the elections. It will argue that these elections are illustrative of broader trends and developments across Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the emergence of new parties and the increasing salience of corruption in political parties' appeals in the region.

Why There Is (Almost) No Post-Communist Christian Democracy

March 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Compared to their West European cousins, post-communist Christian Democratic parties are notable for their lack of success.
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Freedom, Democracy and Prosperity in Central Europe: Story of Transformation and Integration of Slovakia

November 10, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Slovakia has made much progress in its transition from part of a socialist, pro-Soviet republic to an independent, democratic nation, but there remains much hard work ahead; that was the theme of remarks by Prime Minister Iveta Radicová at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on November 10, 2010.
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Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture--Strengthening US-Slovak Cooperation and the Transatlantic Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges in Today's World

November 21, 2008 // 9:00am10:00am
Global Europe Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Jan Kubis, Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic

Transnational Networks, Domestic Democratic Activists and Defeat of Dictators: Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia, from 1998 to 2000

November 05, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government, Cornell University; Sharon L. Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University and Reagan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy

Talk of the Nation: Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia

October 08, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Zsuzsa Csergo, Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Queen's University
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7th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture: The Political Economy of Reforms in the Slovak Experience: Do Reformers Have to Lose?

November 13, 2006 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ivan Miklos, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic

Political Change in Post Communist Slovakia and Croatia: From Nationalist to Europeanist

October 13, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sharon Fisher, Senior Economist, Global Insight, Pavol Demes, German Marshall Fund

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