Ambassador Cornstein’s Remarks at the Commemoration of the Placement of the Statue of George H.W. Bush

Szabadság tér, Budapest Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Thank you, Mister Prime Minister. Thank you, Ministers, dignitaries, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen for being here today. It’s an honor to be here with you all today on this historic occasion. Mister Prime Minister, it may feel familiar for you to be on this square to inaugurate a …

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President George H.W. Bush Statue in Liberty Square

On October 27, 2020, the Government of Hungary and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest unveiled the statue in honor of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, in Liberty Square in Budapest on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. Hungary to Erect Statue of George H.W. Bush in Liberty Square Ambassador Cornstein’s Remarks at the Commemoration of the Placement of the Statue of George H.W. Bush Prime Minister Orban’s Remarks at the Statue Unveiling Ceremony   …

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“Remembering World War II and its Aftermath – A Long Road to Freedom”

The U.S. Embassy Budapest Public Affairs Section (PAS Budapest) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out a program (or project) with funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program that highlights the 75th  anniversary of the end of World …

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Holocaust Teacher Training Program

For over a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education. To date, this initiative has brought more than 300 teachers from some thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training …

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Call for Pictures

Calling all exchange alumni!!  2019 marked not only the 30th anniversary since 1989, but also the regime change that brought new freedoms and opportunities, including the freedom to travel.  We would love to see your pictures from around that time that best represent „Freedom to Travel”.  If you were in the U.S. earlier than 1989, …

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Media Advisory: Budapest City Walks Commemorate Thirty Years of Freedom in Hungary

Walk of Change ’89 – A Szabadság Ritmusa weaves Hungarian and American popular music, culture, foreign policy, and economic policy into an engaging adventure through central Budapest that will motivate us to consider what freedom means to us today as Hungarians and Americans. 

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Remarks at a Jazz Concert in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution

During tonight’s concert, we celebrate those “barometers of freedom” – the Hungarian jazz musicians who played their music in 1956 in defiance of the Communist government.  And we remember all of the Hungarians who suffered and those who died in the fight for democracy 60 years ago. 

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Remarks on the occasion of an Unveiling of Statues of Hannah Arendt and Zbigniew Herbert

It is a great pleasure to join you today for the unveiling of statues of two great thinkers and authors, Hannah Arendt and Zbigniew Herbert.  In their works, both reflect on their survival through turmoil and war.  And their accomplishments and writings continue to inspire discussion and debate today.

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Remarks at the Opening of the Exhibit “Children of War” with Photography by David “Chim” Seymour

It is my great pleasure to join you tonight for the opening of this incredible exhibition of works by David “Chim” Seymour, who in his brief 45 years was an eye witness to some of the most historic moments and turbulent times of the past century.

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