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Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission
Invited paper by Jókay, Károly, Executive Director, Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission (all papers)
Fulbright Hungary and the Diaspora: A Quarter Century of Friendship
Fulbright Hungary with its over 900 US and a similar number of Hungarian alumni, not only engages with Hungarian-American diaspora issues, but has its own "American-Hungarian" diaspora.
True to its mission, Hungarians and Americans living in either country now form Fulbright's own diaspora-alumni network, a network that supports all aspects of cultural, research and practical exchange. But how will Fulbright Hungary and its diaspora tackle the next 25 years?
Brief Professional Bio:
An expert in municipal finance and bankruptcy, Dr. Károly Jókay taught municipal finance, public budgeting and public management in the Department of Public Policy at Central European University between 2005 and 2017. Jókay has extensive experience in Central and Eastern European countries, including Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, completing projects on municipal bond disclosure standards, public utility transformation and regulation in the municipal services sector, as well as municipal debt regulation. He was born in Chicago to Hungarian DP parents, earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois. Jókay, who moved to Hungary in 1994, active in several civil society organizations, established a family foundation to support the education of poor, rural children in the High School of the Reformed Church in Pápa. Jókay has been Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Hungary since November 1, 2012.