Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ambassador Szapary lecture on debt crisis

The Indiana University Central Eurasian Studies Department Hungarian Studies Program, 
European Union Center, Russian & East European Institute, Political Science Department,
Economics Department, Uralic and Altaic National Resource Center and
Kelley School of Business
are pleased to present
Republic of Hungary
Ambassador to the United States
György Szapáry
“Melting the Iceberg:
How to deal with the debt crisis?”
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
4:00 PM
Fine Arts 102
His Excellency Dr. György Szapáry is a financial expert who worked 25 years in Washington, DC with the International Monetary Fund where his last position was Senior Resident Representative in Hungary. He was Member of the Board of Directors of OTP Bank, the largest Hungarian commercial bank, and Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary for many years before appointment as Chief Economic Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary. His Ph.D. from University of Louvain, Belgium, is in economics. He served eight years as President of the Board of Directors of the International Training Centre for Bankers in Budapest. He was Member of the Board for the Budapest Commodity Exchange, Member of the Euro 50 Group, Member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Commission and of the European Central Bank’s International Relations Committee, and Member of a Steering Group on public finances in the EU, Bureau of European Policy Advisers, EU Commission in Brussels. He received the Sándor Popovics Award for outstanding contribution in the field of banking and monetary policy. He is author of a book and of journal articles on economic and financial issues, some of which can be found through IU CAT and the IU Herman B Wells Library. His service as Republic of Hungary Ambassador to the United States began in January 2011.

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