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  • White House Hosts Roundtable on Syrian Refugees

    December 22, 2015

    Washington, DC - On December 18, the White House hosted 40 leaders from ethnic communities, refugee aid and interfaith organizations to discuss the Administration’s approach to welcoming refugees while ensuring the safety and security of the American people. Max Teleki, President of the Hungarian American Coalition, was among the participants. The discussion focused primarily on the fallout from the refugee crisis resulting from the civil war in Syria.   More...
  • Hungarian Review Publishes Sixth 2015 Issue

    December 18, 2015

    Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review,” the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O’Sullivan, has published its sixth 2015 issue. More...
  • Hungarian American Coalition Announces Winners of Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarships for 2015-2016

    December 14, 2015

    Washington, DC – Six students were awarded the Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The winners are:   More...
  • Hungarian American Coalition Holds 2015 Annual Meeting

    December 8, 2015

    Washington, DC - On December 5, 2015 the Hungarian American Coalition held its Annual General and Board Meetings at the House of Quakers in Washington DC, after hosting its 24th Annual Mikulás Dinner the previous evening at the Embassy of Hungary. More...
  • An Anti-Nazi at Hitler’s Table

    November 27, 2015

    Washington, DC -  The political memoirs of Dr. Ferenc Kandó Melocco have been published, in a volume entitled An Anti-Nazi at Hitler’s Table. The book, translated and edited by his daughter, Coalition member Eszter Kandó Odescalchi, reflects the turbulent years of the 20th century from World War I to the 1980s through the life of a man who lived through them.  More...
  • Hungarian American Coalition Announces Recipients of Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for 2015-2016

    October 14, 2015

    Washington, DC – Thirty students have been awarded Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. More...
  • In Memoriam President Árpád Göncz (1922-2015)

    October 8, 2015

    Washington, DC – Members of the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) are deeply saddened to learn that Árpád Göncz, former President of Hungary, passed away on October 6, 2015, at age 93. Árpád Göncz was a politician, writer, and literary translator, who played a major role in reawakening Hungarian democracy during his ten years in office as Hungary’s first democratically elected President after the fall of Communism. More...
  • Annual Gala Dinner Honors J. Joe Adorjan and the Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership

    October 1, 2015

    Washington, DC – On September 29, 2015, the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) hosted its eleventh annual Gala Dinner at the House of Sweden.  His Excellency János Áder, President of Hungary, was Honorary Chairman of the event.  This year’s honoree was J. Joe Adorjan, Honorary Consul General of Missouri and founder of the Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership (HMEP). More...
  • Hungarian Review Publishes Fifth 2015 Issue

    September 25, 2015

    Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review,” the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O’Sullivan, has published its fifth 2015 issue. More...
  • Dr. Béla Bognár Receives Hungarian Government Award

    September 2, 2015

    Washington, DC – Dr. Béla Bognár, Professor Emeritus at Wright State University (OH), was honored with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit (Magyar Érdemrend Lovagkeresztje) on August 20, 2015. The award was presented by Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Capacities, at an award ceremony in Budapest’s Vigadó Concert Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Csaba Bognár, Dr. Béla Bognár’s cousin and wife, accepted on his behalf. More...
  • In Memoriam Alex “Sándor” Kremer 1941-2015

    August 26, 2015

    Washington, DC – Members of the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) are deeply saddened to learn that Alex "Sándor" Kremer, former Chairman of the Coalition, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2015, surrounded by his family.  He was 73 years old. Alex Kremer was a respected leader of Chicago’s Hungarian community and a longtime supporter of human rights for Hungarians in Vojvodina (Délvidék), Serbia. More...
  • Hungarian Review Publishes Fourth 2015 Issue

    July 31, 2015

    Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O’Sullivan, has published its fourth 2015 issue. More...
  • The Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund Receives $25,000 Grant From The Sunshine Lady Foundation

    June 29, 2015

    Washington, DC – The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) has received a grant of $25,000 from the Sunshine Lady Foundation to support the Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund (BFHSF)’s mission. More...
  • Hungarian Review Publishes Third 2015 Issue

    June 11, 2015

    Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O’Sullivan, has published its third 2015 issue. More...
  • Immigrant Heritage Month - White House Ethnic Day

    June 8, 2015

    Washington, DC – Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) is a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America. IHM 2015 aims celebrate the USA’s immigrant heritage – stories of individuals, families, and communities who have contributed to the unique social fabric of the American nation, and the diversity that has fueled that greatness. The goal of the month is to encourage every American to tell the story of how they first felt welcomed to the American experience. More...
  • George E. Pataki Announces Presidential Bid

    May 29, 2015

    Washington, DC - Former governor of New York George E. Pataki launched his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on May 28 by giving a campaign address in Exeter, NH. He also released a video, announcing his intention to run. Governor Pataki, who led the state of New York through the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is also a proud Hungarian American. More...
  • Statement of Maximilian Teleki, President, Hungarian American Coalition, on the future of U.S. - Hungary relations

    May 22, 2015

    Washington, DC - The purpose of the statement is to present the Coalition's position on U.S. - Hungary relations and clarify any misunderstandings recently stated in the press about what kind of organization we are and how we operate as fully independent advocates of a positive US - Hungary relationship. More...
  • Hungarian Americans Together Conference Held in Sarasota - Venice, FL – May 15 – 17

    May 20, 2015

    Washington, DC - The ninth Hungarian Americans Together conference (HATOG IX) was held in Sarasota - Venice, FL, on May 15-17.  HATOG is held periodically, in a different U.S. city each time, to provide a forum for local Hungarian initiatives and groups who work to keep Hungarian heritage and customs alive in their communities. More...
  • Coalition Donates $10,000 to Aid Civilians in War-Torn Ukraine

    April 27, 2015

    Washington DC - The Hungarian American Coalition is providing $10,000 to assist the civilian population in Sub-Carpathia (western Ukraine). The donation, covered by the Coalition’s Kárpátalja Flood Relief Fund, was approved by the Coalition’s Executive Committee on April 17. More...
  • Hungarian Review Publishes Second 2015 Issue

    March 26, 2015

    Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O`Sullivan, has published its second 2015 issue. More...
  • Cleveland Hungarians in the US Military

    March 20, 2015

    Washington, DC - The recently published Cold War to Warm Cooperation, by Coalition Board member Endre Szentkirályi, presents an important new perspective on the history of Hungarians in America. The bilingual volume, published in 2014, tells the story of Cleveland-area Hungarian-Americans who have served in the U.S. military since 1950. More...
  • In Memoriam John C. Whitehead 1922-2015

    February 10, 2015

    Members of the Hungarian American Coalition are saddened to learn that John C. Whitehead, the Goldman-Sachs executive, diplomat, and active supporter of pro-Hungary initiatives, passed away peacefully on February 7 in New York, NY.  He was 92 years old. More...
  • Hungarian Review Publishes First 2015 Issue

    February 3, 2015

    Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O`Sullivan, has published its first 2015 issue. More...


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