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The Hon. Iveta Radicova (Former Prime Minister of Slovakia)

(Berlin; November 8th, 2014)

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The Hon. Iveta Radicova

(Former Prime Minister of Slovakia)


The Hon. Iveta Radičová is the first woman Prime Minister of Slovakia. A post she held from 2010 to 2012.

Academic Career

Ms. Radičová began her academic career studying sociology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, earning a PhD at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 1981.  In 1990 she pursued postdoctoral studies for a year at the University of Oxford.

Political Career

Ms. Radičová began her political career in 1990 as a member of the Public Against Violence movement, serving as a spokesperson of the party until 1992. She served as Minister of Labour Social Affairs and Family from 2005 to 2006 in the second Dzurinda government.

Radičová was then elected as a member of the Parliament of Slovakia on the party list of Dzurinda's liberal-conservative Slovak Democratic and Christian Union- Democratic Party (SDKU-DS) in the 2006 parliamentary election.  In 2010, she became Slovakia's first female Prime Minister, but in spring 2013, she returned back to the University of Oxford as a Visiting Fellow and she started to published books on her experience as Prime Minister.


Ms. Radičová has published several works; Privatisation: The Case of Slovakia," History of European Ideas", Splitting the Welfare State: The Czech and Slovak Cases, Sociálna Politika na Slovensku [Social Policy in Slovakia], Hic Sunt Romales "Here are the Roma" and various others.

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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin; November 8th, 2014)

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