Public Affairs Section

Overview

The Public Affairs Section conducts several important functions on behalf of the bilateral relationship between Hungary and the U.S. Government: educational and cultural exchanges, press and information activities, and administration of a carefully-selected small grants program for substantive projects.

The Cultural Affairs Office supervises U.S. academic exchange programs, including Fulbright, Humphrey, and Benjamin Franklin Fellowships. They also arrange short-term professional visits to the U.S. in selected fields, under the International Visitor Leadership Program. Other programs include providing student advising services and computer-based testing through the Fulbright Commission, arranging lecturers on foreign policy and security topics, supporting civic education and democracy building projects, and encouraging partnerships between U.S. and Hungarian cultural organizations.

The Press and Information Office answers daily media inquiries and issues press releases, conducts non-academic exchange programs for journalists, arranges media training in the U.S. for working professionals, and supports the media needs of high-level U.S. Government visitors, trade missions, and official delegations. It also oversees our social media interactions with the public, including our pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. See our streaming from all three platforms here.

The electronic reference service, the Information Resource Center, answers inquiries about U.S. policy, as well as about politics, economics, society, and culture.