Slovak Studies Program Hosts Delegation from Slovakia

On June 1, a delegation of distinguished visitors from Slovakia, headed by Radovan Javorcik, Slovak Ambassador to the US, and Michal Fedák, State Secretary, Slovak Ministry of Education, to learn more about the Dietrich School's Slovak Studies Program, the only program of its kind in the United States.

The delegation met with Department of Slavic Languages and Literature chair, Bella Grigoryan; Slovak Studies Program Director Renata Kamenarova; and Dietrich School Dean-Elect Adam Leibovich. The group toured the Czechoslovak Nationality Room and spent time discussing the goals and priorities of the Slovak Studies Program.

Bottom row (left to right): Slovak Ambassador to the US Radovan Javorcik; Dean-Elect Adam Leibovich; State Secretary, Slovak Ministry of Education Michal Fedak

Second row: Director, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Nancy Condee; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures chair, Bella Grigoryan; Committee Chair, Czechoslovak Nationality Room, Thomas Getting; Slovak Studies Program Director, Renata Kamenarova; Section of International Cooperation and European Affairs, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Slovakia, Silvia Marettova; Zsuzsanna Magdo; Allyson Delnore; Joseph Senko; Maryann Sivak; Kati Csoman; Kathleen Manukyan

Top row: Michal Skala; Martin Cako; Director of Department of Higher Education, Slovak Ministry of Education, Peter Ondreicka; Richard Kitta; Section of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Slovakia, Marcel Sladok; Deputy Director of the Slovak Academic Information Agency, Karla Zimanova; representative of the Slovak Embassy in Washington, DC, Stanislava Buchtova; Abagail Kraus