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. István Ember
Professor, Head, Department of Public Health Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Pécs
7624 Pécs, Szigeti út 12.
Dr. Gabriella Kereszty
Senior Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1027 Budapest, Nagy Imre tér 4.
Prof. Dr. László Kovács
Professor of Cell Physiology
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen
4012 Debrecen, POB 22
Dr. Katalin Szilágyi Törökné dr.
Head of International Department, Ministry of Human Resources
1055 Budapest Szalay u. 10-14.
Prof. Dr. Beáta Vértessy
Chair of the Fulbright Board
Professor, Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Group Leader, Laboratory of Genome Metabolism and Repair, Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1113 Budapest, Karolina út 29.
Mr. László Balássy
Investor, Strategy consultant
Mr. William Benkő
Director, Renewable Energy Center of Hárskút
1126 Budapest, Böszörményi út 19/a.
Ms. Karyn Posner-Mullen
Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy
1054 Budapest Szabadság tér 7-9., Bank Center
Tel.: 475-4292 Fax: 475-4712
Mr. Péter Szabadhegy
Management consultant, private equity investor
1054 Budapest Ferenciek tere 4.
Mr. Joseph R. Truesdale
Deputy Political/Economic Counselor, and Political Section Chief, U.S. Embassy
1054 Budapest Szabadság tér 12.
Tel.: 475-4146 Fax: 475-4712