On 26 November 2019, the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Slovakia, H.E. Mr Vanlalhuma was the last lecturer in the 26th edition of Diplomacy in Practice. In addition to the country's key historical events, the Ambassador Vanlalhuma addressed current issues, emphasizing the country's diversity and the specifics of its political system. He also stressed the importance of this day – 26 November, when India remembers the 70th anniversary of the Constitution.
On 19 November 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Slovakia, H.E. Ms Bridget Ann Brink visited the University of Economics in Bratislava and gave a lecture at the 26th edition of Diplomacy in Practice lecture series.
On 12 November 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to Slovakia H.E. Alicia Buenrostro Massieu. In her lecture, Ambassadro Massieu presented the current economic situation in Mexico and discussed the political situation in connection to the newly elected president and the relations with its neighbour, the United States. The course was led by Mr Gilbert Futó from the Department of International Political Relations of the EUBA’s Faculty of Foreign Relations.
On 5 November 2019, Mr Rafael Alonso Veloso, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Brazil to Slovakia, was the guest lecturer of the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. In his presentation, Mr Veloso focused on economic development of Brazil, foreign trade with Asian countries and the European Union. The lecture also included the presentation of the country's economic plans, such as opening the domestic market to foreign investors, deeper cooperation with the European Union and Brazil's planned accession to the OECD.
On 29 October 2019, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Slovakia H.E. Mr Lin Lin was a guest lecturer in Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. Prior to the lecture, Ambassador met with Vice-Rector for International Relations Mr Boris Mattoš and Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations of the Faculty of Business Management Ms Jana Blštáková. Ambassador Lin appreciated the University's activities in developing of the academic cooperation with Chinese partner universities. Since the academic year 2019/2020, EUBA has been implementing a mobility cooperation project under the Erasmus+ KA107 programme with the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu (SWUFE).
On 22 October 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines, H.E. Ms Maria Cleofe Natividad gave a lecture in the 26th edition of Diplomacy in Practice lecture series.
On 15 October 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Slovak Republic H.E. Mr Byung Hwa Chung visited the EUBA and delivered a lecture at Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. Mr Boris Mattoš, Vice-Rector for International Relations, welcomed the guest at the University before the lecture. The subject of the meeting was the cooperation between the EUBA and universities in the Republic of Korea. Ambassador Chung was accompanied by Ms Hyungyu Kim, from the Korean Embassy in Slovakia.
On 8 October 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Indonesia to Slovakia, H.E. Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady visited the University of Economics in Bratislava and gave a lecture at Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. The course was led by Mr Gilbert Futó from the Department of International Political Relations of the EUBA’s Faculty of International Relations.
On 1 October 2019 Mr John von Kaufmann, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of Canada in Slovakia visited the University of Economics in Bratislava to give a lecture at the Diplomacy inn Practice Lecture Series. Boris Mattoš, vice-rector for international relations of the EUBA, welcomed the guest at the University. The subject of the meeting was the cooperation between EUBA and universities in Canada.
On 24 September 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Slovak Republic H. E. Mr Jun Shimmi launched the 26th edition of the two-semester lecture series Diplomacy in Practice. The main theme of the winter semester is the economic and multilateral diplomacy of the Asia-Pacific States. In his presentation, Ambassador Shimmi pointed out the constant changes that society has to face in the 21st century, with a particular focus on population growth, the challenges of developed countries and the challenges of the future in the international arena. In the discussion, he answered several questions from students who were interested in the problems of the aging population and the next year's Olympic Games.
The lecture of the ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, at the University of Economics in Bratislava took place on 16 April 2016 as a part of the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series. H.E. Mr Alexander Hoffet presented to students Swiss foreign policy with a specific focus on political and economic relations and relations towards the European Union which is Switzerland’s strategic partner largely due to its cultural and geographical proximity. It was indeed enriching to get acquainted with projects which run in Slovakia with a support from the Swiss financial mechanism. These projects focus mostly on the environmental and cultural heritage protection, strengthening of democracy and social protection. Important part of the lecture was also an outline of the current challenges influenced by United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and growing populism in European countries. Questions of participating students at the end of the lecture touched upon functioning of direct democracy which is an integral part of the Swiss political system for decades, growing populism, migration flows from third countries, cooperation with other countries of the international community and a debate on how to integrate cultural aspects of minorities into dominant culture.
German ambassador to Slovakia, H.E. Mr Joachim Bleicker gave a lecture at 25th issue of Diplomacy in Practice lecture series on 12 March 2019. Ambassador Bleicker spoke about the priorities of German foreign policy and a number of global issues. The German ambassador answered to questions of students interested in current political situation in the country and his views on world economic and political events.