October 3, 2011

Former Hungarian P.M. Bajnai joins SAIS as distinguished fellow

Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister of Hungary, has joined the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies as a distinguished fellow.

Based at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Bajnai, who was prime minister from 2009 to 2010, will periodically give lectures to SAIS students. He also will contribute to the center’s ongoing work on strengthening trans-Atlantic relations through NATO and the European Union, and to its Central European Program.

“We are delighted to welcome former Prime Minister Bajnai to the center,” said Dan Hamilton, CTR executive director and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Research Professor. “He brings a great deal of commitment to the trans-Atlantic relationship and strong knowledge of European dynamics, particularly in Central Europe. Our activities will be much enhanced by his engagement.”

Bajnai joins CTR distinguished fellows Jose Maria Aznar, former president of the government of Spain, and former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton as European former heads of government now dedicating a portion of their time to the advancement of the trans-Atlantic relationship through SAIS.