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Hungary, Transatlantic Relations, and the European Union (Lecture)
February 21, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
András Simonyi, former Hungarian ambassador to the US, will visit UNC and deliver remarks on “Hungary, Transatlantic Relations, and the European Union.” Following his remarks, the ambassador will participate in a roundtable discussion with UNC faculty members. Ambassador Simonyi has had career in multilateral and bilateral diplomacy, international non-governmental and governmental organizations, as well as in the private sector. From 1995 until 1999, he headed the Hungarian Liaison Office to NATO in Brussels where he was a key player in preparing Hungarian membership in NATO and was a member of the delegation to negotiate Hungary’s accession to the Alliance. In 2002, he became ambassador to the US until 2007. Since Jan. 2012, he has been the managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Simonyi’s visit to UNC is in conjunction with the Ambassadors Forum organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship, the Center for European Studies and the Department of History.