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 for Innovation and Technology, 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.

Ambassador Tamás Magyarics
Chair of the Fulbright Board
Professor, Institute of English and American Studies

Eötvös Loránd University of Science
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.
Tel: 411-6500/4214
E-mail: magyaricst@gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Gyula Poór
Director General, National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy

1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó u. 25-29.
Tel: 438-8314
E-mail: poor.gyula@orfi.hu

Dr. Zita Zoltay Paprika
Vice President of International Relations and Accreditations, Corvinus University of Budapest
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.
Tel: 482-5505
E-mail: zita.paprika@uni-corvinus.hu

Ms. Dorottya Kecskeméti
Counselor for International Affairs, Ministry of Innovation and Technology
1077 Budapest, Wesselényi u. 20-22.
E-mail: kecskemeti.dorottya@itm.gov.hu

Amb. Eszter Sándorfi
Head of the Department for North-America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
1027 Budapest, Bem rkp. 47.
Tel: 458-1312
E-mail: Esandorfi@mfa.gov.hu

Mr. Robert Mansfield
CEO, Mansfield & Associates
1055 Budapest, György Aladár u. 1/B
E-mail: bob.mansfield@mansfieldassoc.com

Mr. Stanley Ward
Lecturer, Business Communications, Corvinus University of Budapest
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.
E-mail: stan.ward.jr@gmail.com

Mr. Nicholas Kabcenell
Managing Director, CEE and Turkey, Darby Overseas Investments, Franklin Templeton Magyarország Kft.
1051 Budapest, Sas utca 10-12. Suite 146.
Tel: 354-3700
E-mail: nkabcenell@doil.com

Mr. James Land
Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Hungary
1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 12.
Tel.: 475-4400
E-mail: PublicAffairsBudapest@state.gov

Ms. Lauren Perlaza
Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Hungary
1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 12.
Tel.: 475-4400
E-mail: CulturalAffairsBudapest@state.gov