Iveta Radičová

Iveta Radičová

sociologist, politician, Prime Minister of Slovakia between 2010-2012, Minister of Labor between 2005–2006

RADIČOVÁ, IVETA. Sociologist, Former Prime Minister of SR.

Iveta Radicová is professor of sociology at Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts and Dean of Media Faculty Paneuropean University in Bratislava. Prior to the positions as Slovakia’s Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, she was a member of the Slovak National Parliament and served as Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, and Family. In 1992, she founded the non-profit Social Policy Analysis Centre, which she led until being appointed director of the Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Science in 2005. She received professor in sociology from Comenius University in Bratislava.

Previous assignments

2011-2012: Minister of Defence

2010-2012: Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

2006-2009: Deputy at the Slovak National Parliament

2005-2006: Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family SR

2005: Prof. Department of Sociology, Nitra, Slovakia; Director of Institute of Sociology, SAS

1997: Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University

1993-1997: Academia Istropolitana, Deputy Director

1990-1993: Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University

1979-1989: Institute of Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Current tasks

European Coordinator of European Commission
Dean, Faculty of Mass Media, Paneuropean University Slovakia
Professor, BISLA, Slovakia
Professor, Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin, Germany
Main international missions (as independent consultant for development issues), visiting Prof.

1990 – Oxford University, Saint Anthony College

1992, 1994 –  Umea University, Sweden

1996 – IWM, Vienna, Austria

1999 – New School for Social Research, Fullbright Fellow,  New York, USA

2012 – senior fellow Oxford University, Saint Anthony College

2015 – Richard von Weizsäcker fellow, Robert Bosch Academy

Member of the Madrid Club, Council of Global Women Leaders


-           Women of the Year 2006 Of Slovak Republic,  Bratislava Leaders Magazine, 2006

-           Women of the Year Award (2010),  Glamour Magazine, 8.11.2010, New York, USA

-           Pelikán 2011, Award magazin Listy, Czech Republic, 12.12.2011

-           Bronze Medal Faculty of Education Commenius University Bratislava, 2011

-           Knight of the Foundation Linaje, 2012

-           Commemorative Medal Army Defence Service, March 2012

-           Commerative Medal Army Intelligence Service 3.degree, February 2012

-           The Fund for American Studies – Freedom Award, Washington DC - Praha, 5.8.2013

-           Slovakwomen of the year, special award, 2017

-           Women Political Leader Award, 2017, Women Political Leaders Global Forum, Island

Participates in the sessions:

  • Inauguration of the 13th edition of the European Economic Congress. The economy – a time of recovery


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