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VTIS Event in Boston: Slovene Expertise Around the World

Društvo v tujini izobraženih Slovencev - VTIS (Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad) is organizing an event called "VTIS Boston: Slovene Expertise Around the World".

The event will feature short presentations of the work of Slovenes who are active at universities, research institutes and in business in and around Boston, MA. The goals of the event are to showcase the talent and promote the work of Slovene experts in various fields, to facilitate cooperation and networking among Slovene students, researchers, academics, businesspeople and other members of the Slovene community in Boston, as well as to encourage the strengthening of the links between Slovenia and the U.S.

Five Slovene researchers, academics and businesspeople will be presenting their work in 15-minute long "lightning talks" and answer questions from the audience. They are:

- Dr. Andrej Barbič, Counsel, WilmerHale

- Nina Beguš, PhD student in the field of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

- Prof. Anton Mavretič, Professor and Researcher in the field of Physics, Boston University

- Matej Markota, Dr. med., Researcher in the field of Psychiatry, Harvard University

- Prof. Lidija Polutnik, Professor of Economics, Babson College

The speakers will present their work in English, since non-Slovene participants are also expected. The presentations will be followed by a reception.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. 

Harvard Medical School, Modell Center Room 100A, 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

To RSVP, please visit the following page:  (in Slovene) or   (in English). To get more information about the event or the Association in general, please visit the website at   (in Slovene) or contact it on info(at)