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Profile of an HRFA Member Who’s Making a Difference

interview with dr. Zoltán Fehér
Fraternity Magazine
By Kathy A. Megyeri
Summer 2010.


One of our newest, youngest, best-looking and most talented HRFA members travels regularly betweenBudapest and Washington, DC. In 2005-2009, he served at the Hungarian Embassy for four years as Political Officer and Press Attaché. In 2006, he was appointed the Embassy’s Chief Creative Offi cer and in this capacity, he developed creative diplomacy. This young diplomat designed a new approach to public diplomacy that integrates popular culture, the entertainment media and the Internet-based new media to promote his native Hungary. He was the Coordinator of Hungarian October, the series of events in Washington, DC commemorating the
50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in the fall of 2006.
Last summer, he returned to Hungary where he has been working as the Senior U.S. Desk Officer and EU-Americas Coordinator at the Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Americas. He has reorganized the Young Diplomats Club of the Ministry and is currently the Club’s leader. In Budapest, he has also been teaching European integration to American and European students at the joint program of Pázmány Catholic University and the University of San Francisco.


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