Fulbright Scholars and Students Hosted by Foreign Affairs Committee

Written by Fulbright on 12/15/2014. Posted in News

Fulbright Scholars and Students Hosted by Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Hungarian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee hosted a delegation of Hungarian and US Fulbrighters in the Committee’s ornate conference room in the Hungarian Parliament, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Five US grantees currently in Hungary presented their projects and shared impressions. They included students Megan Small (’14 National Széchényi Library, Budapest Music Center) and Jan Alexander Wessel (’13 Corvinus University of Budapest). Hanni Thoma, our English Teaching Assistant who works with Roma students at the Jesuit Roma College, the St. Ignatius College as well as Pazmany Peter Catholic University, described her work. Scholars Mary Durfee (’14 Corvinus University of Budapest) discussed her studies and lectures regarding water regulation, while John Cox (’14 University of Szeged) shared his impressions of students and colleagues in Szeged, and indicated he would be setting up new exchanges with his home institution, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Four Hungarian alumni were also present, including breast cancer researcher Attila Marcell Szász (’13 University of Chicago), internet bullying researcher Katalin Parti (’13 Bridgewater State University), nuclear and chemical disarmament researcher Anna Péczeli (’13 Federation of American Scientists) who finished her dissertion on Fulbright grant at the Federation of Nuclear Scientists, as well as human computer interaction expert Tamás Csapó (’13 Indiana University, Bloomington).

Mr. Németh, impressed with the delegation, looks forward to meeting more Fulbrighters in the future.