Peter Pindjak

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Peter Pindjak, 2023
Born(1985-04-16)16 April 1985
Bratislava, Slovakia

Peter Pindják (born 16 April 1985) is a Slovak diplomat, currently Deputy Head of Mission at the Slovak Permanent Mission to the UN, OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna.[1][2] He previously served in the Cabinet of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, working for Ivan Korčok,[3] Rastislav Káčer and Miroslav Wlachovský. In 2019-2020, while serving at the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic by the United Nations in New York[4], he was Vice-Chair of the 4th UN General Assembly Committee.[5][6]

Early years

At the age of 8, Peter enrolled in piano at the Elementary music school of Ľudovít Rajter in Bratislava. In 1998, Peter appeared as a soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, performing 2nd movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto A Major (KV488) at a special concert of gifted children.[7] From 2000, Peter studied piano and composition at the State Conservatory in Bratislava. After graduating in 2004, he received piano scholarship at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana.[8]


In 2004, Peter enrolled in Northwestern State University of Louisiana. A year after he added second major in Political Science and was admitted to Louisiana Scholars' College, the only state-designated four-year, selective-admissions honors college in the liberal arts and sciences. In 2009, Peter graduated with highest honors with two bachelor degrees, in Piano Performance and Political Science, and having completed two bachelor theses, on Dmitri Shostakovich[9] and U.S. missile defense system, respectively.[10][11] In that year, he was awarded Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship, one of the largest and most competitive scholarships in the nation.[11][8][12] In 2011, he earned MPIA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)[13] defending a Master's thesis about President Eisenhower administration's space policy.[14]


  1. Österreich, Außenministerium der Republik. "Search for Foreign Representations in Austria". Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  2. "Alumni Buzz - October 2023". Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Cooke Scholar Alumni. October 1, 2023.
  3. Hrabošová, Simona (2021). "Diplomaciu beriem ako službu Slovensku". Miletičkár. Farnosť Miletičová. 19 (1): 20–23.
  4. "Cooke Alumni Buzz - February 2018". Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF). Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 12 February 2018.
  5. Manhire, Vanessa (2019). United Nations Handbook 2019-2020. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand. p. 24. ISSN 0110-1951.
  6. "UN General Assembly, Fourth Committee, Bureau of the 74th Session". UN Official Website. 2019.
  7. Čížik, Vlado (September 23, 1998). "Koncert nadaných detí" (PDF). Hudobný život. XXX (17): 11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Vitko, Pavol (October 2013). "Od klavíra ku hviezdam". Obrana. XXI (10): 36.
  9. Pindjak, Peter (2009). "There Can be No Music Without Ideology" (Shostakovich, New York Times, December 20, 1931). Northwestern State University of Louisiana: Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
  10. Pindjak, Peter (2009). U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System: Strategic Perspectives. Northwestern State University of Louisiana: Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
  11. 11.0 11.1 West, David (June 12, 2009). "NSU grad recipient of $300,000 scholarship". Current Sauce. Northwestern State University of Louisiana. pp. 3A.
  12. We are Cooke Scholars. Lansdowne, VA: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 2010.
  13. "Young Atlanticist Summit 2012 Chicago Delegates" (PDF). ACUS. Atlantic Council of the United States. 2012.
  14. Pindjak, Peter (2011). "The Eisenhower Administration's Road to Space Militarization" (PDF). D-Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh.

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