October 16, 2018 saw another from a series of stimulating lectures within the Diplomacy in Practice lecture series, this time with the ambassador of New Zealand, H.E. Ms Nicole Roberton. The embassy is located in Vienna, Austria and ambassador Roberton is accredited for Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and international organizations located in Austria. Prior to her lecture, the ambassador was greeted on behalf of the rector, Mr Ferdinand Daňo, by the vice-rector for international cooperation, Mr Boris Mattoš.
The ambassador Roberton spoke to students also in Maori language which is, along with English, one of the official languages of the New Zealand. Ms ambassador highly appreciated the opening presentation given by a team of students and focused in her lecture to economic diplomacy of this small country in Southwest Pacific. Some of the aspects were presented by New Zealanders Raagini Vijaykumar and Sylvie Arnerich who are currently on a half-year internship at the New Zealand’s embassy.