Global Slovakia is a not-for-profit organization based in Slovakia. It was founded in 2017 by two Slovak scholars and writers, with a passion for their home country.
Our mission is to share Slovakia with the world and celebrate the country and its people.
Slovakia is full of stories waiting to be discovered and we are here to bring them to you!
As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on your support to continue sharing Slovakia with the world.
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)
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
DR CECILIA ROKUSEK
CEO of the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Slovak tourism expert and published author of several books on Slovakia
PROFESSOR MICHAEL J. KOPANIC JR.
DR MARTIN JAVOR
President of the Slovak-American Cultural Center in New York City, USA
Professor in History, University of Maryland Global Campus, USA
Professor in migration and history, University of Presov, Slovakia
ZUZANA PALOVIC, PH.D.
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.
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.