LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2011
Venue: Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building
Speaker: Iveta Radičová
Chair: Professor Damian Chalmers
Iveta Radičová is the current Prime Minister of Slovakia. She is the first woman to hold this position. She holds a PhD in sociology and completed her postdoctoral studies at Oxford University. Radičová worked as a professor of philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava.
Radičová began her political career as a member of the Public Against Violence (VPM) movement in the 1990s. She was appointed Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, and Families from 2005-2006 and became a member of parliament representing the Slovak Democratic Party in 2006. Iveta Radičová became Prime Minister of Slovakia following the parliamentary elections in 2010, in which the 4 party coalition won a majority.
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