Programs

  • Our Memorial Day special TALC session on the "The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project" will be hosted by DR. GWENDOLYN ZOHARAH SIMMONS. Dr. Simmons was involved with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), becoming active during the 1960s Sit-In Movement as a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she studied on a full academic scholarship from 1962 to 1964. It was during this time that she met Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited his church and marched with him in several desegregation demonstrations in Atlanta. This involvement led to her leaving college to work full time with SNCC in the summer of 1964 as a volunteer in the historic 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. She spent a total of 18 months in Mississippi beginning that summer, serving as Project Director in Laurel, Mississippi and an additional two years working full-time on voter registration and desegregation activities in Alabama and Atlanta during the 60s.
  • Are you satisfied with your written skills in English? But afraid to talk? We are ready to help you to develop your conversation skills. The American Corner`s U.S. interns CAROLYN HAYTHORN and REBEKA GAZSI hold open hours on designated Thursdays between 5pm - 7pm. Bring your own cup and feel free to stop by for a Conversation Cup.
  • You are cordially invited to the last Alumni Speaker Event of the semester organized by the U.S. Embassy and American Corner Budapest. The guests for the evening will be MARIA FLAMICH and RITA HOFFMANN, who have just returned to Hungary from the American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting at Harvard University where they gave a presentation on how the American (cultural) model of disability affects understanding diversity in Hungary. Both Ms. Flamich and Ms. Hoffmann were Fulbright visiting researchers at the English Department of the University of California at Berkeley, studying cultural representations of disability and disability memoir in the Academic Year 2011–2012. The event will be dedicated to the European Day of Equal Opportunities and the European Day for Independent Living celebrated on May 5. RSVP :: Required by 10 am on May 10, 2016 :: KovacsV@state.gov
  • Getting bored? Get on board! Come join us for a BOARD GAME SESSION once a month. We will play fun board games while developing your English skills and enhancing your vocabulary. Each session will feature a new board game such as Matter of Fact Trivia Challenge, Scrabble or You`ve Been Sentenced - board a game that has received 20 national awards in the United States. Are you bored? We have the solution for you. The evening will be hosted by AC Budapest interns REBEKA GAZSI and CAROLYN HAYTHORN.
  • Present TALC session is dedicated to World Press Freedom Day and it will be led by the Corner’s U.S. intern CAROLYN HAYTHORN. Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. (Source: www.unesco.org)
  • Are you satisfied with your written skills in English? But afraid to talk? We are ready to help you to develop your conversation skills. The American Corner`s U.S. interns CAROLYN HAYTHORN and REBEKA GAZSI hold open hours on designated Thursdays between 5pm - 7pm. Bring your own cup and feel free to stop by for a Conversation Cup.
  • Would you like to be able to stand up for yourself in a way that evokes cooperation and deeper connection? Are you fed up with trying your best to communicate, only to find that your intention is not getting through and that you end up with more issues? Would you like to be able to hear not just what people are saying but what is in their hearts? Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been called the “language of life”. It was developed by US psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg in the sixties, and is now practiced in more than 70 different countries worldwide. Present training is free of charge and is conducted by EVA RAMBALA, Certified Trainer of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication.
  • As part of its University Outreach Program, American Corner Budapest will host a group of students from the Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences studying foreign language communication techniques. Students will receive information on the networking activities of the American Corners worldwide and in Hungary. Additionally, an interactive discussion will be conducted on how to adapt to cultural differences and benefit from divers social experiences in international and multicultural environments.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Budapest and AC Budapest are pleased to announce that the ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES Series is back. Present program is dedicated to International Roma Day, celebrated worldwide on April 8th. The guests of the evening will be KATALIN FAZEKAS and MIKLÓS OROSZLÁNY, Fulbright alumni. Katalin was a 2012-2013 Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at the Portland State University, Oregon, and Miklós was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at the Auburn University, Alabama. Katalin and Miklós both have their own architectural firms now. To mark International Roma Day which is held on April 8 each year, Mrs. Fazekas and Mr. Oroszlány will introduce the basics of social architecture through their joint project: a bio briquette manufactory in Monor, Hungary. The project, which was funded through the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund of the U.S. State Department, was selected out of 681 applicants from 118 countries. The bio briquette manufacturing facility was built in the underserved settlement of Monor during the summer of 2014 with the cooperation of teachers, architecture students, doctoral students, U.S. alumni and locals, including several Roma residents. The project is currently exhibited at the "Think Global, Build Social!” international exhibition in Budapest. :: RSVP required by 10am, Tuesday, April 12nd, 2016 | KovacsV@state.gov
  • Interested in American Politics? The American Corner Budapest and the U.S. Embassy cordially invite you to an exciting public lecture about the U.S. Presidential Election, delivered by the experienced campaign advisor KELLY GRACE GIBSON. As partner at Hamburger Gibson Creative, Kelly is a political media powerhouse, producing media and directing strategic messaging for environmental organizations, unions, candidates and campaigns from City Council to Senate races. Kelly was honored by Campaigns & Elections magazine with a 2014 Rising Star Award, which recognizes noteworthy up-and-comers of the campaign world. :: Please note that the lecture will held at the "C" Building of Corvinus University of Budapest, located at Közraktár utca 4-6, Ground Floor, Lecture Hall V-VI. ::