Fulbright Board

Board Members of the Hungarian – American Commission for Educational Exchange

The Commission’s Board is a binational policy-making and supervisory body which consists of ten members, five of whom are citizens of the United States and five of whom are citizens of Hungary. The Board members are appointed by the U.S. Ambassador to Budapest and the Hungarian Minister of Education, respectively, for two-year terms. The governments of the U.S. and Hungary are represented by two members each; the others are university professors and representatives of the private sector.

The Board meets several times a year to discuss policy and programs. Although the decisions of the Board are subject to the approval of the funding governments, the Commission enjoys a high degree of autonomy. As it operates in the sphere of cultural diplomacy, there is no political direction to its activities. Thus, excellence and integrity, always associated with the Fulbright Program, are ensured.

Prof. Dr. Tibor Frank
Chair of the Fulbright Board
Professor, Institute of English and American Studies

Eötvös Loránd University of Science
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.
Tel: 460-4422
E-mail: tzsbe@hu.inter.net

Ms. Orsolya Nemesházi
(as a permanent proxy of Kolos Gálffy)
Head of Department of Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Human Capacities

1054 Budapest, Akadémia utca 3.
Tel: 896-3955
E-mail: orsolya.nemeshazi@emmi.gov.hu

Dr. Zita Zoltay Paprika
Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Corvinus University of Budapest
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.
Tel: 482-5505
E-mail: zita.paprika@uni-corvinus.hu

Prof. Dr. Péter Hermann
(as a permanent proxy of Prof. Dr. Ágoston Szél, Rector)
Vice Rector, Semmelweis University of Medicine
1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26.
Tel: 317-9055
E-mail: rektorhelyettes@semmelweis-univ.hu

Dr. Tamás Magyarics
Professor, Department of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University of Science
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.
Tel: 485-5200/4214
E-mail: magyaricst@gmail.com

Mr. Robert Mansfield
Mansfield and Associates Ltd., Director of European Search
1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 11.
E-mail: bob.mansfield@mansfieldassoc.com

Mr. László Czirják
Founder and Managing Partner, iEurope Kft.
1121 Budapest, Zugligeti út 41.
E-mail: laszlo@ieurope.com

Mr. David Dederick
Managing Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP
1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7. Bank Center
Tel: 301-8904
E-mail: david.dederick@weil.com

Mr. Eric Watnik
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Hungary
1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 12.
Tel.: 475-4292
E-mail: PublicAffairsBudapest@state.gov

Mr. Christopher Machin
Acting Counselor for Public Affairs
Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Hungary

1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 12.
Tel.: 475-4982
E-mail: CulturalAffairsBudapest@state.gov