4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Exhibition Opening: Czechs and Slovaks on Their Difficult Road to Peace and Independence

Event Co-sponsors

Embassy of the Czech Republic 
Embassy of the Slovak Republic


The Wilson Center is pleased to host an opening exhibition with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic commemorating the centennial anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. 

World War I redrew the map of Europe, resulting in newly independent countries including Czechoslovakia. Delve into period photographs and newspaper clippings, accompanied by historical analysis, to deepen your understanding of the quest for independence, whether in politics or in combat, by the Czechs, Slovaks, and their supporters abroad.

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, join us for a discussion with distinguished historians Michal Kšiňan and Kevin McNamara.

The exhibition was created in cooperation with the Military History Institute Prague and the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava.



  • Robert S. Litwak

    Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies