Former Ambassador of Slovakia, and Public Intellectual
Magdaléna Vášáryová is a Slovak diplomat, politician, former member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, and former actress. She is founder and Head of the Board of Via Cultura, founder of the Institute for Cultural Policies and Chairwoman of the oldest Slovak women’s association “Živena, Slovak women association“. She is former State Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, former ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Poland and former Czechoslovak Ambassador to Austria. She is founder and former director of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (today honorary chair) and founder of “Citizen Eye”, a Slovak election observation NGO.