The Artificial Intelligence with Joseph Dumoulin

Embassy organized a week long program about the artificial intelligence with Joseph Dumoulin, Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Verint Intelligent Self-Service. He addressed  AI from all perspectives: from talking to politicians and policy-makers about societal impact, to experts about very specific case-studies, giving advice, and addressing the general public with a broader overview. From the …

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Former American-Slovenian Astronaut Ronald Sega Visits Slovenia

In the year when the world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we were fortunate to catch the American astronaut with Slovenian roots Ronald Sega (his grand-parents were born in Loški potok) who recently visited Slovenia. Dr. Sega was invited by the Engineering Academy of Slovenia, which presented him an honorable membership award.  During his stay, Dr. Sega also visited the Faculty of Mechanical …

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#HiddenNoMore

There is no limit to what women can, and should, achieve. Especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This was the message of Dr. Emilija Stojmenova Duh’s recent programs in Maribor and Ljubljana. Dr. Duh, a recent IVLP alumna from the #HiddenNoMore program, worked with the embassy to organize screenings of the …

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Advancing Women in Science and Technology

The award-winning film Hidden Figures inspired viewers across the world with the true story of the courageous and talented African American women whose contributions at NASA in the 1960s significantly contributed to putting the first U.S. astronaut into orbit. This film, and the positive momentum around it, sparked an International Visitor Leadership Program that brings …

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Celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Embassy Ljubljana hosted three speakers in the last month to talk about cybersecurity issues, countering disinformation, and cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Dr. David Fahkrenkurg from Georgetown University stressed the need for Slovenia to set priorities within cybersecurity strategies, and emphasized the need to take a holistic and comprehensive approach …

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NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik Visits Slovenia

U.S. Embassy Ljubljana hosted NASA astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik, who returned from ISS Expedition 52/53 in December 2017 after spending 139 days in space. He previously went to space in 2009. Mr. Bresnik traces his Slovenian ancestry to Ljubno and Luce in Logarska dolina, where his great-grandparents emigrated from when they came to the U.S. …

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Digital Diplomacy

In partnership with the Center for European Perspective and the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy participated in a three-day gathering which focused on digital diplomacy. Over 70 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine and Slovenia participated as the group heard views from public and private digital communicators …

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Ambassador Hartley’s Remarks at the Conference on Cyber Security

Introductory Remarks, Conference on Cyber Security, Institute Jozef Stefan, November 8, 2017 Dober dan.  Hvala vam za povabilo. I’m incredibly pleased that the U.S. Embassy could help support today’s event in partnership with SI-CERT and the Jozef Stefan Institute. We welcome our developing bilateral cooperation on cyber issues and I only expect this to continue to grow as …

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