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Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission
Education paper by Jókay, Károly (all papers)
Educating in an International Environment: The Role of the Fulbright Commission in Budapest
Effective November 1, 2012, I have been appointed the Executive Director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange.As the Director of the Fulbright Commission in Hungary, I expect to build on the heritage of excellence initiated by Dr. Huba Brückner during the first twenty years of the Commission. I plan to expand Fulbright's reach to traditionally underrepresented scholars from rural areas, the Roma community as well as to people with different disabilities. Furthermore, strengthening ties with private sector donors as well as establishing new relationships with American universities are both important objectives for me.
Brief Professional Bio:
Károly Jókay was born in Chicago and moved to Hungary in 1994. During the past years he gained experience in educating in an international environment at the Central European University in Budapest, and earned intensive consulting experience in Central and Eastern European countries in the municipal services sector and municipal debt regulation.
Jókay received his PhD in Political Science (minor in International Economics), from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1990. He is active in several civil society organizations, established a family foundation (www.jokay.hu) to support the education of talented children with disadvantageous backgrounds in the High School of the Reformed Church in Pápa.