Mária Béres

Placement: Center for European Policy Analysis, Washington, D.C. – September 23, 2016 – January 26, 2017

Right on her first week Mária had the chance to dive in the work of CEPA and participate in the institute’s biggest conference, the leading annual transatlantic security conference in Washington DC, the 8th CEPA Forum that took place on September 28-29, 2016. This conference was also the kick-off event of the Hungarian Embassy’s program events through October and November (in the honor of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution).  Specific topics on the agenda included: challenges for the Visegrád Group on its 25th anniversary; cyber security challenges; the state of transatlantic security in light of growing Russian pressure.

Mária Béres has recently finished her graduate studies in International Relations at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest, Hungary) and currently she is pursuing legal studies at the same university. Mária is interested in transatlantic relations between the Visegrad Group countries and the US and minority policy. She used to work as a project coordinator at the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade,  where she was part of a project that was implemented in cooperation with CEPA. Mária is originally from a village Štúrovo (Párkány), Slovakia.

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