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WE SHARE SLOVAKIA WITH THE WORLD

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Explore our book portfolio.

Meet us during free webinars and live events. You can also book us for a private webinar or live speaking engagement!

We offer a wide range of online courses exploring history, culture and customs of Slovakia.

KEY PEOPLE

ZUZANA PALOVIC, PH.D.

Founder

Zuzana was born in communist Czechoslovakia, but her family fled to Canada where she was raised and educated. Living so far away from her homeland, Zuzana never forgot her roots. Her fascination with the country and the people of her origin led her into the halls of academia where she earned a prestigious PhD in migration. Her work and research is dedicate to those who, like her family, had to leave the land in the heart of Europe in search of safety and opportunity.  Zuzana founded Global Slovakia in 2018 to help bridge the divide and promote Slovakia globally.

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Director

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Gabriela was born in socialist Czechoslovakia and raised in independent Slovakia where she graduated from university in Cultural Studies. All the way through her Slovak education, she continually struggled to find engaging, fresh and insightful content about the country. Eventually fate took her abroad where she continued her pursuit of higher education at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. It was abroad that she fully realized what a treasure and miracle Slovakia is. Ever since, she has put her energy and time into promoting Slovakia’s rich history and culture, while helping Slovaks around the world to re-connect with their roots and ancestral homeland.

GABRIELA BEREGHAZYOVA, PH.D.

Director

SUPPORT US

Global Slovakia is a not-for-profit organization that has been sharing Slovakia with the world thanks to your help. 

All donations big and small are appreciated and used to fund our mission and projects.

Become a patron of Global Slovakia today and help us continue sharing Slovakia with the world. 

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ADVISORY BOARD

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PROFESSOR JOHN PALKA

(Retired) professor of biology, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, grandson of the Czechoslovak Prime Minister Milan Hodza and author of My Slovakia, My Family (Moje Slovensko, Moja Rodina)

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JONATHON TICHY

Former U.S. Diplomat; expert consultant to Slovak Ministry of Culture and Slovak Attorney General's Office; Professor of courses in Slovak and Czech National Identity and Culture

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DR CECILIA ROKUSEK

CEO of the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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MARTIN SLOBODA

Slovak tourism expert and published author of several books on Slovakia

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PROFESSOR MICHAEL J. KOPANIC JR.

DR MARTIN JAVOR

OCTAVIA MCKENZIE

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President of the Slovak-American Cultural Center in New York City, USA

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Professor in History, University of Maryland Global Campus, USA

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Professor in migration and history, University of Presov, Slovakia

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A long-term expat living in Slovakia, entrepreneur, and creator

OUR BOOKS

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SLOVAK SETTLERS

Although the history of Slovakia is a history of migration, little is known about the legions of men, women, and children that dared to cross the ocean.

 

One-third of the nation left behind everything they knew in search of jobs, money and hope. Today, some 2 million Americans alone share Slovak roots.

 

Slovak Settlers brings together 44 voices; descendants of the original Slovak settlers from Canada, Argentina, Australia, and the U.S. They piece together a timeless tale of separation and loss, resilience, and yearning to reconnect with our origins.

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Super Slovaks / Super Slováci is a bilingual English-Slovak book for young people, presenting the stories of 50 Slovaks whose actions in some way benefitted their country or the world. This book of Slovak heroes is an inspiration for the young. 

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THE LEGEND OF THE LINDEN

A history of Slovakia

Slovakia: The Legend of the Linden, first published in 2018, is now available in its second edition under the name The Legend of the Linden: A History of Slovakia. This is an artful narrative of the history of Slovakia that draws from the significance of the national tree, the Linden, as a symbol for this land since ancient times. 

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Czechoslovakia: Behind the Iron Curtain was published In 2019 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that ended more than 40 years of communism in the country. Focusing on the experience of Slovaks and featuring the work of renowned documentary photographers as well as archival documents, this book brings to life the experience of overthrowing communist rule.

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THE GREAT RETURN

The Great Return documents the dramatic changes that took place at the beginning of the 21st century, when Western Europe opened its borders to the countries from behind the Iron Curtain. Since then, more than 100 million citizens, including Slovaks, gained the freedom to move to the West without a visa or passport. The Great Return documents the stories of a number of those who returned to Slovakia at this time.

EVENTS & WEBINARS

We run monthly donation-based webinars that explore themes from Slovak history and culture to contemporary affairs.

Upcoming Events

  • Before Lent
    Sun, Feb 05
    Webinar
    Feb 05, 5:00 PM – Feb 06, 7:30 PM
    Webinar
    Fašiangy, the period between Christmas and Lent, often gets lost in the whirlwind of Christmas. Unjustly so!

BOOK US FOR A PRIVATE WEBINAR OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT!

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We are passionate about Slovakia – its past, present, and future. Dr Zuzana Palovic and Dr Gabriela Bereghazyova cover a range of topics from traditional customs and history to migration in Central and Eastern Europe, post-communist mindsets, and contemporary affairs.


We attend online and in-person private functions, webinars, conferences, and panels as guest speakers. It will be our honor to make your event special by sharing our in-depth knowledge of Slovakia. 


Special rates are available if booking multiple speaking engagements. 

ONLINE ACADEMY

Global Slovakia Academy offers a range of courses that will help you explore the history, culture and customs of Slovakia.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the work that you're doing to shine a light on Slovakia.  I am hungry for knowledge.  I've tried to read every book I could get my hands on in English, even the somewhat dry material.  I'm so, so grateful you've put the effort, energy and passion into these amazing resources.

Jana R.