Ambassador Sterling Closes “Courage to be Free” Campaign in Kosice

Ambassador Adam Sterling addresses audience at UPJS in Kosice (Embassy photo)

Ambassador Adam Sterling officially closed the Embassy’s 2018 “Courage to be Free” campaign marking the centennial anniversary of Czeschoslovakia and twenty-five years of Slovak independence with a keynote address to approximately 300 students, faculty, business leaders, and media figures in Kosice on November 29. Safarik University’s Department of British and American studies, which received an Embassy “Woodrow Wilson Award” in October for its longtime support of U.S. Embassy programming, hosted the lecture and a reception for leading academics and local contacts following the Ambassador’s address. Ambassador Sterling highlighted the shared personal experiences between the American and Slovak people, and offered his thoughts on the continuing importance of our nations’ partnership.