Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of France to the Slovak Republic, H.E. Christoph Léonzi presented to students the most recent political and economic situation in France. His lecture took place on 26 February 2019 as a part of Diplomacy in Practice lecture series.
On 19 February 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to the Slovak Republic H.E. Hildegard Ó Riain visited the University of Economics in Bratislava and launched 25th edition of Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. The main topic in the spring term is the current economic and political situation in Europe. Ambassador Ó Riain discussed Ireland’s economic diplomacy, Brexit and Ireland’s migration policy. In her lecture, she stressed importance of the upcoming European Parliament elections also with regard to increasing the participation in the elections. In discussion, the Ambassador answered the questions by students which focused on internal politics of Ireland and EU funds.
Chargé d’Affaires and ministerial councillor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand to Slovakia, Mr Bolbongse Vangphaen who gave a lecture at the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series visited the University of Economics in Bratislava on 27 November 2018. The embassy is located in Vienna and is also accredited for international organisations with the seat in Austria.
On 20 November 2018, the ambassador and deputy head of the permanent mission of the United Mexican States, Mr Hermann Aschentrupp Toledo, visited the University of Economics in Bratislava to give a lecture at Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. The guest was accompanied by Ms. Alejandra Vazquez. The Mexican embassy is located in Vienna and is accredited for Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and international organizations with the seat in Austria.
On 13 November 2018 the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Indonesia to the Slovak Republic, H.E. Ms. Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady visited the University of Economics in Bratislava and gave a lecture in Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. The ambassador was welcomed befor the lecture on behalf of the rector, Mr Ferdinand Daňo, by the vice-rector for international relations, Mr Boris Mattoš. Mr Dahnny Perkassa Arslan, responsible for the economic agenda, was also present at the meeting.
On November 6, 2018 Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Canada to Slovakia, Mr John von Kaufmann visited the University of Economics and delivered a lecture within the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series.
On 23 October 2018, the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr Lin Lin was a guest in the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. The ambassador was welcomed before the lecture by the rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava, Mr Ferdinand Daňo. Mr Boris Mattoš, vice-rector for international relations and Ms Jana Blštáková, vice-dean for international relations at the faculty of Business Management presented the international cooperation with Chinese academic and research institutions at the meeting.
October 16, 2018 saw another from a series of stimulating lectures within the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series, this time with the ambassador of New Zealand, H.E. Ms Nicole Roberton. The embassy is located in Vienna, Austria and ambassador Roberton is accredited for Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and international organizations located in Austria. Prior to her lecture, the ambassador was greeted on behalf of the rector, Mr Ferdinand Daňo, by the vice-rector for international cooperation, Mr Boris Mattoš.
On September 25, 2018 the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to Slovakia H. E. Mr. Jun Shimmi visited the University of Economics in Bratislava and launched 24th two-semester lecture series Diplomacy in Practice. The main topic of the winter term is the economic diplomacy of Asia-Pacific. In his presentation, Ambassador Shimmi discussed the continual developments that challenge the society in 21st century and defined new trends in global economics. In following discussion, he answered the questions of students.
On April 24, 2018, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Slovakia, H.E. Mr. Nearchos Palas visited the University of Economics in Bratislava. In the final lecture of the 23rdedition of the course Diplomacy in Practice, he focused on current challenges in the European Union as well as the aspects determining the situation in the Mediterranean: the situation in Syria, migration, terrorism and energy politics.
On April 17, 2018, the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Slovakia, H.E. Ms. Maria Louisa MARINAKIS, gave a lecture at the course Diplomacy in Practice. Mr. Boris MATTOŠ, the Vice-Rector for International Relations and Ms. Andrea VALACHOVÁ, the Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations and Public Relations at the NHF UEBA informed the guest about the cooperation of the UEBA with the universities in Greece. A student from the University of Macedonia currently interning at the Greek Embassy in Bratislava attended the meeting too.
On April 10, 2018, Ambassador of Ireland to Slovakia, H.E. Ms. Hildegard Ó Riain, gave a lecture at the University of Economics in Bratislava as part of the course Diplomacy in Practice. The guest was informed on cooperation with the with Irish universities Mr. Boris Mattoš, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Ildikó Némethová, Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Applied Languages.