Cumberland Adventures

HURA 2018-2019 Events

We meet on Thursday evenings about once a month at the Croatian Embassy (address/map) in Washington, DC. Hrvatska Ura organizes monthly lectures followed by a question and answer session and socializing over food and drink. We also host movies for adults and children and a community Christmas reception. HURA is always open to suggestions for guest speakers or performers. See our calendar of meetings below.


September 29, 2018, 7 PM - "A Year of Diplomatic Service in the NATO Mission in Afghanistan: Recollections and Takeaways" by Lara Romano, Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Croatia

October 18-20, 2018 The ACAP conference took place in Campbell, just outside of San Jose, CA.

November 8, 2018, 7 PM "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Artifacts and the People Who Care for Them" by Heather Kajic, Chief of Collections Management at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - Christmas Party, Croatian embassy

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 PM - "Demographic Trends and Public Policies in Croatia and Europe" by Research Associate Stipe Mudrazija, PhD

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7 PM - "Spotlight on Young Researchers" - Dr. Zivko Pavletic, Senior Clinician at the National Cancer Institute, will moderate a panel discussion with Ivana Brekalo, Ivana Peran, PhD, and Sandra Vidak, PhD. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - Wine-tasting (ticketed event)

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7 PM - "Growing Up Croatian in Latin America" -  Aldo Sirotic, HURA, will moderate a panel discussion with Alejandra Pavisich, Zrinka Tomic, and Roger Piskulich.

More events will be posted in the near future.