Ambassador Adam Sterling recognized outstanding Slovak individuals and organizations for their contributions to the U.S.-Slovak relationship in celebration of twenty-five years of diplomatic relations. Over 200 guests attended the awards ceremony at the Ambassador’s residence on October 10, where Sterling presented the first Woodrow Wilson Awards to five organizations and individuals in the fields of shared security, shared values, shared prosperity, and shared experiences. “Tonight, we honor our Slovak partners and friends who have given so much over so many years the past 25 years to build the flourishing partnership we enjoy today,” said Ambassador Sterling. “The awardees are by no means the only contributors, but each of them serve as a true pillar of our bilateral relationship.”
Woodrow Wilson Award Honorees:
The Indiana National Guard-Slovak Armed Forces State Partnership Program in recognition of twenty-five years of advancing shared security between the United States of America and the Slovak Republic
Martin Bútora, Senior Advisor to President Kiska in recognition of his efforts to defend and advance the shared values that bind the United States of America and the Slovak Republic
The Pontis Foundation in recognition of sustained efforts to ensure broad-based shared prosperity between the United States of America and the Slovak Republic.
The Department of British and American Studies, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in recognition of extraordinary work to promote greater understanding and appreciation of shared experiences between the United States of America and the Slovak Republic.
Mr. Pavol Demeš in recognition of his sustained efforts to expand and celebrate the shared experiences between the United States of America and the Slovak Republic.