The Slovak American Society of Washington in cooperation with the Embassy of
Slovakia presents a lecture by Dr. Michael J. Kopanic
³From Slovakia to America: The Immigration Experience²
on Saturday, March 6, 2004
Embassy of Slovakia
3523 International Court, NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
Dr. Michael J. Kopanic is one of the foremost American specialists in Slovak
and Slovak-American history. His specialization in Slovak affairs is
grounded in a wide-ranging background in modern European history, politics,
and sociology, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, as well as
Russia. In addition to teaching and lecturing, Dr. Kopanic has written
numerous articles and reviews, and has contributed to many publications.
Many Slovak-Americans will recognize him as a regular contributor to Jednota
and for his genealogical work on the Slovak Surname Project, as a specialist
on Spis County.
Dr. Kopanic is currently a faculty member at St. Francis University in
Loretto, Pennsylvania, and is on-line professor with Corinthian Colleges.
Dr. Kopanic holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from
the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Youngstown State University.He
has also studied at the University of Toronto and has done research at
Comenius University in Bratislava
Dr. Kopanic¹s lecture will focus on Slovak immigration and will be
supplemented by maps and a video.
For more information, please call Ken Bombara at (703) 851-6035.
Directions to the Embassy of Slovakia:
From the Beltway north of D.C.: Take Wisconsin Ave. south to Van Ness St.,
NW. Turn left onto Van Ness and proceed east, crossing the intersections of
Van Ness with 38th St., 37th St., and Reno Road. Just east of Reno Rd.,
turn left (north) onto International Court. If you reach Connecticut Ave.,
you have gone too far on Van Ness. The Slovak Embassy is on the east side
of the cul-de-sac at the north end of International Court, next to the
From downtown DC: Take Connecticut Ave. north to Van Ness St, NW. Turn
left onto Van Ness, proceed west about 500 yards, and turn right onto
International Court (if you reach Reno Road you have gone too far). The
Slovak Embassy is on the east side of the cul-de-sac at the north end of
International Court, next to the Egyptian Embassy.
Parking: Garage parking is available at the Van Ness Center on Connecticut
Ave. Limited on-street parking is available on Van Ness, 36th St., and
Metro: The Van Ness-UDC Metro stop on the Red Line is just north of the
intersection of Van Ness and Connecticut. It is approximately a10-minute
walk to the Slovak Embassy.
Press Office, Embassy of Slovakia