Programs

  • The guest of the evening will be MR MÁRTON UGRÓSDY who will discuss THE RESULTS OF THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTAL ELECTIONS. How did Donald Trump rise above all Republican candidates, and who were his supporters? What is the ‘ground game’ and how did it affect the final results? What kind of United States will the next president inherit? What we know for sure is that the 2016 election season was anything but usual, and most of what we knew about American politics seemed invalid for a long time. Join us for a post-mortem of the two campaigns, and ask your questions about the future of America and the World. RSVP required | KovacsV@state.gov

    About the speaker:

    MÁRTON UGRÓSDY is a research fellow at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest, Hungary, covering transatlantic issues, energy security, NATO and US foreign policy in Central and Eastern Europe. Before joining IFAT in early 2015, he worked on various assignments, including numerous EU projects, the public service and also in the academic sector. He served as the editor-in-chief of Kitekintő.hu, Hungary’s only thematic news portal dealing exclusively with international relations for seven years, where he also led the North America column. Mr. Ugrósdy is a graduate of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest with a major in political science, where he also received the prestigious Republican Scholarship for academic excellence twice during his studies, he currently works part-time as an assistant lecturer at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He is an alumnus of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund, which allowed him to gain work experience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.