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
Professor, Director of Institute of English and American Studies

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

Mr. Kolos Gálffy
Head of Department for Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Human Capacities

1054 Budapest, Báthory utca 10.
Tel: 795-4068
E-mail: kolos.galffy@emmi.gov.hu

Dr. Gabriella Kereszty
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
1027 Budapest, Nagy Imre tér 4.
Tel: 458-1000
E-mail: gkereszty@mfa.gov.hu

Prof. Dr. Ágoston Szél
Professor, Dept. of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology

Rector, Semmelweis University
1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26.
Tel: 317-9055
E-mail: rektor@semmelweis-univ.hu

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.
Tel: 279-3116
E-mail: vertessy@enzim.hu

Mr. Robert Mansfield
Director of European Search, Mansfield and Associates Ltd.

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
Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy
1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7-9., Bank Center
Tel.: 475-4292 Fax: 475-4712
E-mail: PublicAffairsBudapest@state.gov

Mr. Christopher Machin
Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy

1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7-9., Bank Center
Tel.: 475-4982 Fax: 475-4712
E-mail: CulturalAffairsBudapest@state.gov