February 6, 2012

Former Hungarian ambassador to U.S. joins SAIS center

Andras Simonyi, former ambassador of Hungary to the United States and to NATO, has joined SAIS as managing director of the school’s Center for Transatlantic Relations.

Simonyi will oversee a broad portfolio of activities, including seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, research projects and engagement with students and center fellows.

“We are delighted to welcome Andras Simonyi to the center,” said Dan Hamilton, CTR executive director and Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Research Professor. “He brings a great deal of commitment to the transatlantic relationship, and strong knowledge of European dynamics. Our activities will be much enhanced by his engagement.”

Simonyi is the latest European leader to join the center. Other distinguished European fellows include Jose Maria Aznar, former president of the government of Spain; Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister of Hungary; and John Bruton, former Irish prime minister.