The Coalition’s Projects and Accomplishments in 1995

The Hungarian American Coalition is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Its mission is to identify and promote the interests of the Hungarian-American community. Its goals are to foster appreciation of Hungary’s history and culture; to encourage cultural and educational interaction between the people of the U.S. and Hungary; to protect and preserve the human and minority rights and cultural heritage of Hungarians throughout the world; and to support democratic institutions and economic development in Hungary.

  • Maintained an Information Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Provided information and maintained regular contact with Washington decisionmakers in the White House, Congress, State Department, Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest.

  • Published three Coalition Newsletters: Winter, Summer, and Special Conference Edition.

  • Organized Conference entitled “Promoting European Security and Integration: The Role of National Minorities,” co-sponsored by the Potomac Foundation and held on November 3, 1995 at the Helsinki Commission.

  • Ensured representation at domestic and international conferences and forums.

  • Participated in meetings and programs of the Washington, DC-based Central and East European Coalition.

  • Co-sponsored the Human Rights Television Series, shown on Budapest-based Duna Satellite Television and seen throughout Europe.

  • Provided project support for Hungarian communities in Transylvania and Slovakia.

  • Co-sponsored the Human Rights Workshop for Hungarian-American activists and students, that took place in Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia between June 9-12, 1995.

  • Sponsored three Hungarian American college graduates for White House Internships.

  • Published the updated Educational Program Directory (Second Edition).

  • Supported visits to the U.S. by Hungarian leaders, scholars, and businessmen; and co-hosted visits with the United States Information Agency.

  • Co-sponsored the exhibition of Hungarian-born U.S. artist, Nora Szabo, at the Vasarely Museum in Budapest.

  • Established and maintained e-mail network connecting Coalition members, and a homepage on the World Wide Web (http://www.hungary.com/hac).
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