Baker Institute Invitation — U.S.-European Relations Today and Tomorrow

Europe today faces a number of major challenges spurred by geopolitical shifts, national and transnational political movements, economic uncertainty and a refugee crisis. Europe today faces a number of major challenges spurred by geopolitical shifts, national and transnational political movements, economic uncertainty and a refugee crisis. Join us for this delightful speech by Réka Szemerkényi, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States. RSVP here – http://www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1852/  ...

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60th Anniversary Commemoration

Join us as we conclude our 60th Anniversary Commemoration   of the events of Hungary 1956 with a Panel Discussion Wednesday, January 25, 2017   7 – 9pm University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)   One Main Street building, Floor – 10 North  Room 1099  The year 2016 marked the 60th anniversary of the modern-day David vs. Goliath struggle of the tiny country of Hungary versus then mighty Soviet Union. In the 1950’s, at a time when the Soviet Union seemed unbeatable, Hungarian students and workers led the fight for freedom against the occupying Soviet forces. For 13 days, Hungarian freedom fighters fought for independence as the world celebrated their bravery. But on November 4th, Soviet soldiers returned, and crushed the Revolution and with it Hungary’s hopes for freedom. However, because it showed for the first time, the true and terrible face of Communism to the world, it was also seen as a victory for Hungary. The Revolution of 1956 is widely acknowledged as the first nail in the coffin of Communism. As we wind down our photo exhibition commemorating the events of 1956 in partnership with University of Houston- Downtown, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion with Dr. Joseph Nagyváry, Dr. Ferenc Korompai, Mr. Miklos Oláh and Ms. Beatrix Manyai as they share their stories and experience from the events of 1956 and how the events impacted their lives.   Panelists include: Dr. Joseph Nagyváry, MD, PhD Dr. Ferenc Korompai, MD PhD, FACS Mr. Miklos Oláh Ms. Beatrix Manyai, MBA, MEd Moderator: Richard Graber, Interim Board Chair of the Hungarian American Cultural Association (HACA) of Houston. This panel discussion is made possible through a partnership of The Hungarian American Cultural Association (HACA) of Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown with funding from the Hungary Initiatives Foundation. RSVP: Info@HACAhouston.org...

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1956 Hungarian Freedom Fight

Join us in celebrating the 1956 Hungarian Freedom Fight! A Photo Exhibition Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. Dates November 21–23, 2016 November 28, 2016 – January 20, 2017 Note: The UHD campus will be closed December 23 thru January 2 Hours of Operation Open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Location University of Houston–Downtown One Main Street building, Floor 10 North RSVP Information Email Info@HACAhouston.org to rsvp! Exhibit Opens in Houston to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Hungarian Revolution of 1956November 30, 2016 – Houston, Texas – “1956 HUNGARIAN FREEDOM FIGHT” a special photo exhibit, opened in Houston on the campus of University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Thursday, November 30. The photo exhibit commemorates and celebrates the 1956 Revolution during this special anniversary year. More than 125 people joined in the commemoration and celebration, including a number of civic leaders from greater Houston.Hungarian Honorary Consul General, Phillip Aronoff, introduced special guest from Hungary, Deputy Minister Laszlo Szabo, who stressed and encouraged the importance of a growing relationship between Hungary and the United States and even more specifically, Hungary and Houston, while highlighting the many similarities the two countries share. Council Member At-Large, Jack Christie, presented Szabo with a Mayoral Proclamation. Richard Graber, Director of the Hungarian American Cultural Association of Houston, invited guests to view the exhibit which includes photos never seen by the public. Andrea Lauer Rice (Atlanta), Beth Secor (UHD) and Richard Graber curated the exhibit. Graber is planning additional programming with UHD in the form of a panel discussion later in January with individuals who will share their personal stories around the events of 1956. The exhibit runs through January 20, 2017:  8 am to 9 pm – Monday through Friday   A portion of the exhibit was made possible by a grant from The Hungary Initiatives Foundation. Photography by Anna Grove Photography http://www.facebook.com/annagrovephotography...

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Consular Days in Houston! Kihelyezett konzuli napok Houstonban!   Monday & Tuesday, September 19-20, 2016 – beginning at approximately 9a each day – By appointment only! Location: Honorary Consulate General of Hungary 11850 Hempstead Rd. Suite 230, Houston, Texas 77092 English speakers (those that do not speak Magyar) need to contact the office directly for instructions via email: appointment.was@mfa.gov.hu   For those who speak Magyar click here: REGISZTRÁCIÓ ÉS TÁJÉKOZTATÓ...

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