Dr. Sándor Végh

Sándor Végh earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland in 2003. His dissertation focused on the Internet’s role in democratization, politically driven computer hacking, and the media representations of online political activism. He holds an M.A. in English, a B.S. in Mathematics, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He studied in the United States on a Fulbright scholarship in 1997. He has worked in the World Bank since 2003, currently as a Senior Strategy Officer in the areas of budget planning, cost efficiencies, and performance monitoring.

He has been active in the local Hungarian community in the Washington area since his arrival to the U.S. in 1997. Between 1998 and 2012, he managed Hungarian activities in the Kossuth House, including cultural events, exhibitions, film clubs, library, language classes, and networking events, first as president of the Kossuth House Social Club, and later as president of the HungarianAmerica Foundation, a small non-profit organization he founded with a focus on young professionals. He joined the Kossuth Foundation in 2021 and was elected Chair in December 2022.

He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and daughter.