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The Hungary Initiatives Foundation to support Fulbright Program

Written by Fulbright on 03/14/2014. Posted in News

The Hungary Initiatives Foundation to support Fulbright Program

Budapest/Washington, March 14, 2014

The Boards of Directors of the Fulbright Commission, Hungary and of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF), Washington, are pleased to announce the signing of a multi-year cooperative agreement, in which the parties agree to jointly promote mutual understanding, educational exchange, scientific and cultural contacts between the people of Hungary and the United States of America. HIF’s grant to the Institute of International Education’s Fulbright Assistance Fund will enable Fulbright Hungary to support Hungarian and American scholars and students in the 2013-14 and the 2014-15 academic years for research and study in both the United States and Hungary.

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, is the flagship worldwide international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Hungary joined the Program in 1978. Based on a bilateral agreement between the governments of the U.S. and Hungary signed in 1990, the Hungarian-American Fulbright Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Hungary and by worldwide cooperating agencies such as the Institute of International Education in New York. The Hungary Initiatives Foundation is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization committed to strengthening the understanding and cooperation between Hungary and the United States of America. In line with its mission, the Foundation wishes to take an active part in the educational, academic, personal, and professional exchange between Hungary and the United States.

In the 2013-14 academic year, two additional students and one additional scholar from Hungary will carry out projects in the US. Also during this academic year, three more scholars from the US will be able to study and teach in Hungary.

HIF’s generous support continues in the 2014-15 academic year, when Fulbright Hungary is able to nominate a constant number of grantees. In the 2014-15 academic year, three scholars and four students from Hungary will be supported from these funds, and one additional US scholar can be nominated to work in Hungary. A broad range of academic subjects will covered during these two years, including, for example, US constitutional law, business studies, engineering, mathematics, architecture, communications, US studies, economics as well as theater and film arts.

Press contacts:
HIF Washington: Dr. Tamás Fellegi, President and CEO, hif@hungaryfoundation.org
Fulbright Commission, Hungary: Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director, jokay@fulbright.hu

Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives

Written by Fulbright on 03/12/2014. Posted in News

Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New PerspectivesThe Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives conference has been called to align with the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Hungary by Nazi Germany in 1944.

5 Fulbright alumni will deliver lectures at Florida Gulf Coast University, The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, from March 16-18, 2014:

  • Tamás Stark (’13 Nazareth College of Rochester)
  • György Csepeli (’89 UCLA)
  • András Gerő (’93 University of Pennsylvania)
  • David Frey (’12 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History)
  • Richard Esbenshade (’98 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History)

The conference is free and open to the public.

Paul Hanebrink (’97 Hungarian Academy of Sciences) participated in The Holocaust in Hungary: 70 Years Later conference on March 19, 2014 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Tamás Stark (’13 Nazareth College of Rochester) gave a talk on The Hungarian Holocaust in Historical Memory at Nazareth College on April 1, 2014.

Crime, Responsibility – Memory, The Hungarian Holocaust after 70 Years

László Borhi (’96 Dartmouth College & ’12 Indiana University – Bloomington) and Tibor Frank (’87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno) presented at an international conference on Crime, Responsibility – Memory, The Hungarian Holocaust after 70 Years organized by the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Holocaust Memorial Centre, Budapest

2014 Fulbright Film Festival Los Angeles

Written by Fulbright on 03/10/2014. Posted in News

2014 Fulbright Film Festival Los Angeles

The 2014 Fulbright Film Festival is a day long event designed to share and celebrate the motion picture work of U.S Fulbright Program grantees and alumni. The event will feature a series of screening programs, filmmaker Q&As, a panel discussion with industry experts and a networking lunch, all structured to facilitate opportunities for networking and exchange with Fulbright filmmakers from around the world.

Submission Guidelines: Project total run time must less than 20 minutes. Preference will be given to filmmakers who can attend the festival event on May 3, 2014.

Hospitality Management Learning Modules

Written by Fulbright on 03/07/2014. Posted in News

Hospitality Management Learning Modules Hospitality Management Learning Modules

Dr. Peter Szende is an associate professor of the practice at Boston University School of Hospitality Administration, Boston, MA. He is currently completing a Fulbright Grant in Hungary and he is a visiting faculty member in the Department of Economic Geography and Tourism Competence Center at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.

Between February 21-22, Peter offered a two-day workshop on contemporary business practices and supervisory challenges in the hospitality industry to students at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest.

On March 4th, 2014, Peter visited the Department of Tourism at the University of Pannonia in Veszprém. First, he delivered a lecture to students majoring in Tourism and Catering. After the lecture, Peter participated in the faculty meeting and provided with an overview of his new educational concept, the ‘Hospitality Management Learning Modules’.

On March 31, 2014, Peter visited the College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism at the Budapest Business School. He delivered a lecture to students specializing in Catering and Hotel Management about current challenges US food service managers face.

Central European University Krisztina Túry guest lecture

Written by Fulbright on 03/05/2014. Posted in News

Central European University Krisztina Túry guest lectureAs a Hungarian Fulbright Grantee, Ms. Túry attended the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University during the academic year of 2012/2013. She was guest lecturer for the Department of Public Policy’s course on Public Management (Professor Jókay) She spoke on non-profit management, with special focus on issues concerning government contracting. Ms. Túry explained the convoluted process of government subcontracting as well as the difficulties small NGO-s face compared to ones substantially larger in size when handling public and/or private projects. The class also discussed two previously assigned case studies in order to gain better perspective of the non-profit world.

Competitive College Club

Written by Fulbright on 03/04/2014. Posted in Events, News

American College and University Fair 2014

Written by Fulbright on 03/02/2014. Posted in Events, News

The Embassy of the United States, Budapest, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and EducationUSA invites you to attend our

American College and University Fair

This is a unique opportunity to meet representatives from 15 different U.S. colleges and universities visiting Hungary.  EducationUSA will also be there to answer your questions and offer you additional information on studying in the U.S.A.

When: Monday, April 7th, 15 – 19h

Where: Budapest Marriott Hotel (Corso A + B)

             1054 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János utca 4.

Entrance is FREE! Just register under the following link to guarantee your attendance

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-college-university-fair-registration-10670885907

The following schools will be represented at the fair: 

  • Bellevue College
  • Herzing University
  • Highline Community College
  • New York Film Academy
  • Northeastern University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Oregon State University
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • California State University – San Jose State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • The University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Irvine Extension
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado
  • University of the Potomac

In case of any specific questions, please contact us under: office.budapest@trade.gov

We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

The Fair in the press: See What Happened @ American College & University Fair In Budapest

Obstetric Care in the US

Written by Fulbright on 02/19/2014. Posted in News

Nicholas Rubashkin

ICAN Hungary presentation on obstetric care in the U.S. and Hungary by Nicholas Rubashkin (’13 Semmelweis University).

Holocaust – Places of Remembrance in the World

Written by Fulbright on 02/18/2014. Posted in News

Holocaust - Places of Remembrance in the World

Photo exhibition by Tamás Vraukó (’13 University of Texas-El Paso) between February 24 – March 31, 2014 in Nyíregyháza County and City Library.

Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO

Written by Fulbright on 02/17/2014. Posted in News

Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO

Jan Wessel (’13 Corvinus University of Budapest) and Andrew Gatti (’13 Jesuit Roma Residential College and Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center) participated in the Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO organized by the Belgian Fulbright Commission.